Review: Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet-bloc official ever to defect to the. Ion Mihai Pacepa is a former three-star general in the Securitate, the secret police of Communist Romania, who defected to the. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption by Ion Mihai Pacepa and a great.
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As head of the DIE, his hands had to have gotten dirty accomplishing the deeds Ceausescu demanded. Andra rated it really liked it Jan 06, The Secret Strategy to Destroy the West. Refresh and try again. One ventures into such subject matter knowing ahead of time that the information is going to be unpleasant. Jan 04, Linda rated it really liked it. Yasser Arafat and Muammar al-Gaddafi set one more million dollars reward each. Ion Mihai Pacepa Limited preview – DuringPacepa published The Kremlin ‘s Legacyin which he tried to wean his native country away from its continued dependency on a Communist-style police state.
Return to Book Page. An in side story of how Communist Party leaders really live.
Write a customer review. One person found this helpful. Retrieved August 31, I would have liked it better if the author did not adhere to an objective storytelling style at all times, because I would have been curious to know his feelings towards pacepz people who appear in the book.
As a son of a Romanian father with many family members having come from Romania ionn the United States, I have always known only what I was told by my family. They watched old Kojac re-runs night after mihxi in one of 27 palaces; they wiretaped everybody, preferably having sex. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ion Mihai Pacepa. Still an interesting read for someone like me who is a foreigner and only lived in Romania for a while.
All in all it just reminded me how much we hated them and I think they got what they deserved. Paperbackpages. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
There is so much inexactness in the data that is available for anyone, that I cannot trust his “secrets”. Lists with This Book. Joco grew up under pacepaa Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania and at the time of the revolt inhe was 14 years old. Here is my favorite Ceausescu quote, regarding his plans to wiretap every home in Romania: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief.
WMD conjecture in the aftermath of the Iraq War. Pacepa was head of the intelligence branch of the Romanian government, until he saw the handwriting on his personal wall, and defected.
All his books are written as articles for tabloids – everything has to be shocking, and bombastic. In an interview, Pacepa claimed that the original idea to blacken the Pontiff’s reputation came from Joseph Stalin inwho wanted the Church out of the Ukraine.
Apr 25, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In holding the positions he purports to have had, Pacepa must have done his share of the type of fawning he describes his colleagues doing. It feels so helpless and agitated to know how communist countries were immoral, how Ceausescu played act of disinformation to the perfection to gain various favours from western countries while he was always in thick with Moscow, and while he was stealing priceless technologies from US.
In this book, the author, Pacepa, mentions that Ceasescu force Jews and Germans to pay for their “freedom” from Romania. They ruled Romania like it was their personal playground. It’s not pleasant reading, but it’s well-written, and accurate to a fault. It was late July when I got this order, and when I ultimately had to decide between being a good father and being a political criminal.
Hoirzons Limited preview – To ask other readers questions about Red Horizonsplease sign up. Pacepa painstakingly takes us through the documentary evidence, including invaluable material on Soviet bloc cyphers that throws new light on Oswald’s letters to KGB officers in Washington and Mexico City.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books horizonw want to read. Pacepa as the only Westerner who demolished an entire enemy espionage service and played a considerable role in the prevention of World War III.