The Venona Secrets: The Definitive Expose of Soviet Espionage in America

The Venona Secrets: The Definitive Expose of Soviet Espionage in America

by Herbert Romerstein, Eric Breindel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621572954
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Series: Cold War Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 212,050
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1What Was Venona?3
Chapter 2An "Agent of Influence" Makes History29
Chapter 3The Making of an Apparat55
Chapter 4Whittaker Chambers's Spy Ring95
Chapter 5The Elizabeth Bentley Spy Rings143
Chapter 6Atomic Espionage191
Chapter 7Atomic Espionage--The Rosenberg Case231
Chapter 8Atomic Espionage--California Phase255
Chapter 9Target: OSS283
Chapter 10Hunting Down "Polecats"309
Chapter 11The Jack Soble/Robert Soblen Ring355
Chapter 12"Polecats" and "Rats": Spying on Dissidents and Jews387
Chapter 13Target: Journalists429
Chapter 14Conclusion447
Appendix AThe Documents461
Appendix BThe Spies507

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