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Exceptional! Spy Sites of New York City: Two Centuries of Espionage in Gotham by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace, with Henry R. Schlesinger. Introductions by Oleg Kalugin, KGB Maj Gen (Ret); and Peter Earnest, Executive Director, International Spy Museum...This little book is far more than about New York City addresses occupied by spies at one time or another. It's a condensed, readable history of spying in America from the Revolutionary War to the present, compiled by experts with lifetime experiences. --Association of Former Intelligence Officers

In their new book, Spy Sites of New York City, H. Keith Melton, a historian, and Robert Wallace, former director of the CIA s Office of Technical Service, highlight them all. Grab your trenchcoat and fedora and take a tour. --New York Post

About the Author

H. KEITH MELTON is an internationally recognized intelligence historian and authority on espionage technology. He is an historical consultant to the CIA and Technical Tradecraft Historian for the Interagency Training Center, Washington, D.C. Mr. Melton's other books include Ultimate Spy and co-authored with Robert Wallace SPYCRAFT: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda and The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception. He may be contacted at keith@spy-sites.com.

ROBERT WALLACE is the former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, founder of the Artemus Consulting Group and contributor to the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence. In addition his books with Mr. Melton, Mr. Wallace co-authored Nine from the Ninth: A Vietnam Memoir. He may be contacted at bob@spy-sites.com.

HENRY R. SCHLESINGER is a New York-based writer.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Foreign Excellent Trenchcoat Society (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603802614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603802611
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,565,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Robert Wallace, also publishes under the name Bob Wallace, and as he ages will up or down date this site. Some of what you read here might be interesting, other parts true.

Look for his newest project with co-author H. Keith Melton, a spy's view of New York, titled SPY SITES OF NEW YORK CITY at www.spy-sites.com and order a copy and the companion street map, THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SPY SITES OF MANHATTAN.

His other best-selling books, SPYCRAFT and THE OFFICIAL CIA MANUAL OF TRICKERY AND DECEPTION have been translated into more than 10 foreign languages.

For more information, visit Robert's other websites www.ciaspycraft.com, www.ciamagic.com or www.artemuscg.com.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim Morris VINE VOICE on August 29, 2012
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This is not a book to be read straight through. There's way too much here. What there is is material for a half dozen careers as a writer of spy novels. And if proof were needed here it is, that the real world of espionage is more fascinating that what the most fertile imagination can dream up.
This book can guide the reader to the sites of the most famous spy stories in New York from the American Revolution through the date when the manuscript was turned in. And the stories are fascinating, gripping if you prefer, from what Nathan Hale actually said to Moe Berg the professional major league baseball player who spoke eight languages and went to hear a lecture by Werner Heisenberg with orders to assassinate the physicist if his talk revealed that the Nazis were close to developing a nuclear weapon.
If you like your spies salacious there are plenty of swallows and swingers among the clandestine agents, who extracted their information through pillow talk.
For me, living far from New York, the map was just a gimmick. For spy conscious New Yorkers it may be the main event. But I found the stories much more fascinating than the most brilliant spy novel, because this book offers a wide screen look at the whole range of the subject. It's a must have and must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monte on September 4, 2012
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Who'd have "thunk" all these infamous spots were so close to my home? I had never imaged there were so many espionage operations going on while the city went about its business. Not just for tourists -- this is a lot more interesting than any New York City guidebook I've ever had. Pick a section of the city and chances are there's a spy site nearby.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By esimant on August 22, 2012
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Spy Sites of New York City is an incredible compilation of facts and stories about the world of espionage as it happened right in our own back yard of NYC. The depth and breadth of each site and its accompanying story is nothing short of magnificent. Melton and Wallace have created a real gem!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By halh on August 10, 2013
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Take a Tour thru NYC from 1775 thru the CIA Vs. KGB. Read then walk the streets History Enjoy the fun
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