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The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors

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In 1995 the Venona documents--secret Soviet cable traffic from the 1940s that the United States intercepted and eventually decrypted--finally became available to American historians.

Now, after spending more than five years researching all the available evidence, espionage experts Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel reveal the full, shocking story of the days when Soviet spies ran their fingers through America's atomic-age secrets.

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New first edition, first printing hardcover and dust jacket in very fine condition. Protective mylar cover. 1.85 x 9.32 x 6.41 Inches 608 pages The Venona Files are several ... intercepted communiques between the Soviet Union and American Communists following WWII. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In 1995 the Venona documents--secret Soviet cable traffic from the 1940s that the United States intercepted and eventually decrypted--finally became available to American historians.

Now, after spending more than five years researching all the available evidence, espionage experts Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel reveal the full, shocking story of the days when Soviet spies ran their fingers through America's atomic-age secrets.

Included in The Venona Secrets are the details of the spying activities that reached from Harry Hopkins in Franklin Roosevelt's White House to Alger Hiss in the State Department to Harry Dexter White in the Treasury.

The Venona Secrets is a masterful compendium of spy versus spy that puts the Venona transcripts in context with secret FBI reports, congressional investigations, and documents recently uncovered in the former Soviet archives. Romerstein and Breindel cast a spotlight on one of the most shadowy episodes in recent American history--a past when treason infected Washington and Soviet agents were shielded, either wittingly or unwittingly, by our very own government officials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895262752
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Romerstein was head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the United States Information Agency from 1983 to 1989. He had previously served as a professional staff member for several congressional committees, including the House Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Now retired, Romerstein continues to write and lecture on the subject of Soviet espionage.

Eric Breindel studied at Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School. Named senior vice president of News Corporation in 1997, he was also a syndicated columnist and the moderator of Fox News Watch, a weekly national public affairs television program. Previously, he had served more than a decade as editorial page editor of the New York Post and worked on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Breindel died in 1998 at the age of forty-two.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 What Was Venona? 3
Ch. 2 An "Agent of Influence" Makes History 29
Ch. 3 The Making of an Apparat 55
Ch. 4 Whittaker Chambers's Spy Ring 95
Ch. 5 The Elizabeth Bentley Spy Rings 143
Ch. 6 Atomic Espionage 191
Ch. 7 Atomic Espionage - The Rosenberg Case 231
Ch. 8 Atomic Espionage - California Phase 255
Ch. 9 Target: OSS 283
Ch. 10 Hunting Down "Polecats" 309
Ch. 11 The Jack Soble/Robert Soblen Ring 355
Ch. 12 "Polecats" and "Rats": Spying on Dissidents and Jews 387
Ch. 13 Target: Journalists 429
Ch. 14 Conclusion 447
App. A The Documents 461
App. B The Spies 507
Notes 517
Bibliography 565
Acknowledgments 575
Index 577
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2001

    An Unknown Chapter of History

    ''Venona'' is the code word given to the secret taping of Soviet wire communications between their diplomatic sites in the U.S. and Moscow during WWII. You may recall all those rantings by extreme right-wing nuts about commies stealing atomic secrets and infesting our State Department, well it turns out Whitaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley were right after all. Harry Hopkins, Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White and others in government WERE agents of the Soviet Union and while they influenced government policy to favor the Soviets the Oppenheimer brothers, the Rosenbergs and others involved in American research efforts sold out their country and made the world a much more dangerous place by giving the Soviets technology that resulted in their getting the Atom bomb at least 5-6 years before they could have otherwise developed it. In ''The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors'' the authors cross-reference previously known facts from the investigations of the 40s and 50s with Soviet files opened since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and the Venona transmissions just released for the first time in 1995 for a compelling look at a chapter in American history almost completely unknown by the general public and one given little credence in current high school history texts.

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