Incident at Boris Gleb

Title:                      Incident at Boris Gleb

Author:                 DeWitt S. Copp

Copp, DeWitt S. (1968). Incident at Boris Gleb: The Tragedy of Newcomb Mott. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday

LCCN:    67022444

E183.8.R9 C63

Subjects

Date Posted:      April 21, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

An account of Newcomb Mott, a twenty-seven-year-old textbook salesman from Sheffield, Massachusetts, who crossed into the USSR at remote Boris Gleb, a Soviet salient on the Norwegian border, in September 1965, and was arrested by the KGB. The author, an award-winning book and film writer with an interest in foreign affairs, describes the trial and conviction in Murmansk and the subsequent Soviet announcement that Mott had slashed his throat aboard a train en route to a prison work camp to serve an eighteen-month sentence for violating the Soviet border.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 99

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