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"The Spike", Signed W. ALS, Exposing Media's
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"The Spike", Signed W. ALS, Exposing Media's Relationship W. Politics

Crown Publishers New York, 1980. First Printing. SIGNED by both authors, Arnaud de Borchgrave, and Robert Moss, and includes a three page autograph letter signed by Borchgrave. A very good book in blue boards and half red cloth. Vibrant silver titles to the spine. Mottling to the paper boards. In a near fine dust jacket with light toning. The jacket shows the publishers price of $12.95. The three page autographed letter from Borchgrave is written on letterhead of Hotel De Paris, Monte-Carlo, and is dated "July 28, 1980". 

"The Spike", was named after a newspaper term that means a story is killed because an editor doesn't like its politics, and slants the news by omission. It also is a reference to politics governing the news, rather than the inverse. The authors journey to truth leads him to spies, agents, double agents, moles, bribes, seduced high officials, trained sex experts and special investigators. Fiction as fiction to expose what is going on behind closed doors throughout world wide political circles .. (sound familiar, yet this book was written in 1980). Both authors are journalists. Borchgrave had  been Newsweek's chief foreign correspondent for 16 years, Moss was editor of Foreign Report.

The Spike is a 1980 spy thriller novel by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss (New York: Crown Publishers, 1980). Drawing on de Borchgrave's experience as a jet-setting Newsweek journalist and conservative Washington insider, it tells the story of a radical '60s journalist, Bob Hockney, who stumbles upon a Soviet plot for global supremacy by 1985. When he tries to expose the web of blackmail, sex and espionage, he's hamstrung by his editors' liberal media bias. In the news world, to "spike" a story literally means to cancel its publication. De Borchgrave and Moss envision a scenario in which the KGB exploits the attitudes of the unsuspecting Western media, which was allegedly more interested in unmasking CIA agents than stopping the Soviets, threatening to thwart Hockney's big scoop.

The best-selling book was marketed not only as a spy thriller but an exposé of real-life Washington. 

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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"The Spike", Signed W. ALS, Exposing Media's Relationship W. Politics

Crown Publishers New York, 1980. First Printing. SIGNED by both authors, Arnaud de Borchgrave, and Robert Moss, and includes a three page autograph letter signed by Borchgrave. A very good book in blue boards and half red cloth. Vibrant silver titles to the spine. Mottling to the paper boards. In a near fine dust jacket with light toning. The jacket shows the publishers price of $12.95. The three page autographed letter from Borchgrave is written on letterhead of Hotel De Paris, Monte-Carlo, and is dated "July 28, 1980". 

"The Spike", was named after a newspaper term that means a story is killed because an editor doesn't like its politics, and slants the news by omission. It also is a reference to politics governing the news, rather than the inverse. The authors journey to truth leads him to spies, agents, double agents, moles, bribes, seduced high officials, trained sex experts and special investigators. Fiction as fiction to expose what is going on behind closed doors throughout world wide political circles .. (sound familiar, yet this book was written in 1980). Both authors are journalists. Borchgrave had  been Newsweek's chief foreign correspondent for 16 years, Moss was editor of Foreign Report.

The Spike is a 1980 spy thriller novel by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss (New York: Crown Publishers, 1980). Drawing on de Borchgrave's experience as a jet-setting Newsweek journalist and conservative Washington insider, it tells the story of a radical '60s journalist, Bob Hockney, who stumbles upon a Soviet plot for global supremacy by 1985. When he tries to expose the web of blackmail, sex and espionage, he's hamstrung by his editors' liberal media bias. In the news world, to "spike" a story literally means to cancel its publication. De Borchgrave and Moss envision a scenario in which the KGB exploits the attitudes of the unsuspecting Western media, which was allegedly more interested in unmasking CIA agents than stopping the Soviets, threatening to thwart Hockney's big scoop.

The best-selling book was marketed not only as a spy thriller but an exposé of real-life Washington. 

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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