"The Soviet assault was of the type a nation directs at an enemy state," write Haynes and Klehr. They go on to suggest that Venona's code-breaking "indicated that the Cold War was not a state of affairs that had begun after World War II but a guerilla action that Stalin had secretly started years earlier." Moreover, "espionage saved the USSR great expense and industrial investment and thereby enabled the Soviets to build a successful atomic bomb years before they otherwise would have." Haynes and Klehr deliver what is at once a real-life spy thriller and a vital piece of scholarship. A grand achievement. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Venona Code was the code the USSR used to direct its massive spy network in the USA before and during WWII. Read morePublished 5 months ago by W. Sid Vogel
I enjoyed reading how we were able to catch and understand what happened here. You will want to know and understand the intelligence community to read this book.Published 6 months ago by Samuel Anderson
Excellent story of the uncovering of the Soviet code leading up to and thru World War II. Most people have never heard the word "Venona", but will be shocked to see how... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J A STLOUIS JR
The definitive account -until the next one. Recommended for those who still believe in the innocence of a number of Americans who agreed to spy for the Soviet Union. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Raymond De Mourot Gil
450 Soviet agents. Just from this work.
It would be reasonable to expand that number by the work of other authors and / or other analysts. Read more
Loved the decoded messages and the people involved. It is eye opening who was in the government and why they were doing what they did, This is a very informative book.Published 15 months ago by John Mc
This is not typical summer or "beach" reading. It requires constant attention to
the myriad of details, names, relationships, places and events the authors... Read more
i enjoyed reading about how the usa broke top secret soviet code writings during the cold war. thank goodness the wall has come down thanks to ronald reagan and gorbachavPublished 17 months ago by sera
Well worth the money. It is too bad that most of the Americans that lived through this period lived under such incompetent leadership. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pepper's Keeper