Non-fiction writer

David E. Hoffman has been a reporter and editor at the Washington Post since 1982. He covered the White House in the Reagan and Bush presidencies, and was diplomatic correspondent and Jerusalem correspondent.

From 1995 to 2001, he served as Moscow bureau chief, and later as Foreign Editor, and Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News.

He is the author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia and The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy.

He lives in Washington, D.C.

A stunning feat of research and narrative. Terrifying.

John Le Carré
on The Dead Hand

This real-life tale of espionage will hook readers from the get-go

Publishers Weekly (starred)
on The Billion Dollar Spy

An extraordinary and compelling story, beautifully researched, elegantly told, and full of revelations...The Dead Hand is riveting.

Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Army At Dawn
on The Dead Hand


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 An intricate, mesmerizing portrayal of the KGB-CIA spy culture.

Kirkus Reviews
on The Billion Dollar Spy