Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government

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Most Americans have grown accustomed to accept the version of history that the Soviets were our noble allies and took the brunt of the casualties during World War II. But after decades of research by veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein,
the truth has come to light and is now exposed in Stalin's Secret Agents.

Evans and Romerstein focus on the role of secret Communist Alger Hiss at the crucial Yalta ...

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Overview

Most Americans have grown accustomed to accept the version of history that the Soviets were our noble allies and took the brunt of the casualties during World War II. But after decades of research by veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein,
the truth has come to light and is now exposed in Stalin's Secret Agents.

Evans and Romerstein focus on the role of secret Communist Alger Hiss at the crucial Yalta Conference of 1945, where vast U.S. concessions were made to Russia, and the maneuvers of numerous other Soviet agents to serve the ends of Moscow. Fascinating details about the fall of
China, Yugoslavia, and Poland to Communist domination as well as the identities of key conspirators in high places are revealed. The authors recount the steps by which the penetration occurred under FDR, the influence wielded by such advisers as Harry Hopkins and Henry
Morgenthau, and the indifference of U.S. officials during this time.
Also included are riveting details about the multi-layered cover-up—including rigged grand jury sessions—and the extent of the theft of secrets are sure to surprise and stun listeners everywhere.

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Publishers Weekly - Audio
Relying on research conducted after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Evans and Romerstein reveal the degree to which Soviet agents infiltrated the U.S. government after World War II. The authors also expose other approaches to espionage. With his deep, slightly raspy, and deliberate voice, Alan Sklar creates a dark, foreboding atmosphere that enhances the authors’ text. His narration is well paced and compelling, even during the detail-heavy passages. Sklar successfully pronounces foreign terms and delivers a consistent, entertaining performance. The prose and narration blend seamlessly together to maintain listener attention until the very end. A Threshold Editions hardcover. (Nov.)
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"With his deep, slightly raspy, and deliberate voice, Alan Sklar creates a dark, foreboding atmosphere that enhances the authors' text. His narration is well paced and compelling." —-Publishers Weekly Audio Review
Publishers Weekly
This latest effort by conservatives to discredit FDR and his administration accuses many in the Roosevelt administration—including FDR’s closest adviser, Harry Hopkins—of acting in Soviet interests. The authors say that the bombing of Pearl Harbor, for instance, was partly the result of pro-Soviet American diplomats aiding Stalin in deflecting a Japanese attack on the U.S.S.R. Former Indianapolis News editor Evans (Blacklisted by History) and former federal and congressional intelligence adviser Romerstein (The Venona Secrets) blame the Soviet infiltration of the federal government in part on an ailing and unfocused FDR. At Yalta, they say, reputed Soviet agent Alger Hiss persuaded the president to make inordinate concessions to Stalin. Even Eleanor Roosevelt, say the authors, was “at the top” of “pro-Red policy influences.” Instead of political and military expedience, the authors see Soviet sympathy, as in Harry Hopkins’s efforts to keep Stalin in the WWII alliance. The authors present a controversial case that is undermined by source material that even they admit is “fragmentary and episodic.” Agent: Alexander Hoyt, Alexander Hoyt Assoc. (Nov.)
Kirkus Reviews
Two veteran Cold War historians allege that pro-Soviet American government officials and private citizens labored during and after World War II to aid communism around the globe. Former Indianapolis News editor commentator Evans (Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies, 2007, etc.) and former Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation head Romerstein (co-author: The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors, 2000, etc.) believe that Stalin manipulated Franklin Roosevelt and, to a lesser extent, Winston Churchill, during World War II, in exchange for the Russians using their military might against Nazi Germany. Stalin and his aides gained hegemony in postwar Europe, write the authors, with the help of traitors within both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Evans and Romerstein discuss the roles of Alger Hiss and Armand Hammer, and they cite an impressive array of sources in both English and Russian. However, as has been their practice for decades, the authors equate presence at an event--e.g., Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill at Yalta--with the covert wielding of tremendous influence. That Hiss, Hammer and others accused of treason by Evans and Romerstein could have achieved the results for which they are blamed falls into the realm of speculation, no matter the breadth of research. Their speculation is interesting, and some may be true, but their seeming inability to distinguish between factual evidence and assumption weakens the book. When the authors stray from Soviet influence within the United States and shift the focus to the rise of communism in China around the same time, their speculation about the allegedly traitorous activity of named individuals feels even shakier. This treatment of an important topic is tainted by excesses of preconception and ideology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452609041
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 5.48 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Stanton Evans is the author of several books, including Blacklisted by History, The Theme Is Freedom, and The Politics of Surrender.

A coauthor of The Venona Secrets and The KGB Against the "Main Enemy," Herbert Romerstein was head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency from 1983–1989.

Alan Sklar is the winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine.

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