Books by Amy Knight

ORDERS TO KILL by Amy Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A vivid, chilling portrait of a Russia grown 'scary and unpredictable.'"
A scathing indictment of Vladimir Putin's "police state" that offers compelling evidence of his absolute suppression of any opposition or exposure of the state's corruption. Read full book review >
WHO KILLED KIROV? by Amy Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Russian political imagination. (26 b&w photos, not seen)"
Reminding us that Americans do not hold the monopoly on conspiracy theories, Knight analyzes the dramatic events and repercussions surrounding the murder of Sergei Kirov. Read full book review >
SPIES WITHOUT CLOAKS by Amy Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Knight cannot avoid the difficulty inherent in her subject of having to draw conclusions from scanty evidence, but this is the most scholarly and dispassionate assessment yet available of a question critical to the future of Russia."
Persuasive evidence that Boris Yeltsin, since becoming president of Russia, may have found the KGB far too useful an organization to have tried seriously to constrain it. Read full book review >
BERIA by Amy Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"In avoiding sensationalism or unbridled psychological speculation, Knight forgoes a full apprehension of the pathology of Beria and the system that bred him—without which many may choose not to endure the man's odious company. (Illustrations)"
Scrupulous academic account that ultimately fails to do full justice to the chilling fascination of its subject. Read full book review >