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Authors: John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr
ISBN-13: 9780300084627, ISBN-10: 0300084625
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date Published: August 2000
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: John Earl Haynes

Book Synopsis

This extraordinary book is the first to examine the thousands of documents of the super-secret Venona Project-an American intelligence project that uncovered not only an enormous range of Soviet espionage activities against the United States during World War II but also the Americans who abetted this effort. The stunning revelations of the Venona papers, only made public in 1995, illuminate in a new way the Stalin era and early Cold War years.

Maurice Isserman

...[C]learly establishes the main contours of the previously hidden landscape of Soviet espionage in the United States in the 30s and 40s..."Espionage" is one of those words...[that] make it difficult to draw the distinctions necessary to exploring historical complexities... —The New York Times Book Review

Table of Contents

A Note about Transcription of the Documents
Introduction: The Road to Venona1
1Venona and the Cold War8
2Breaking the Code23
3The American Communist Party Underground57
4The Golos-Bentley Network93
5Friends in High Places116
6Military Espionage164
7Spies in the U.S. Government191




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