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"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.
About 16% into the Kindle edition, passages start jumping forward or backward. The text was obviously scanned — no shame in that — but it's as though the pages got shuffled. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fritz Anderson
An important story to permit the re-examination of a controversial period of our recent history. However, after a good start, the repetition of details in later chapters gets... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gregory D. Walker
This was not really what I expected. I was looking for information on the WWII Soviet spying done through the lend-lease program, and did not find very much.Published 7 months ago by Duane H. McEwen
Everybody should read this book to understand how socialists have and still do operatePublished 11 months ago by Michael J Lange
The Venona Code was the code the USSR used to direct its massive spy network in the USA before and during WWII. Read morePublished 17 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 18 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 22 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 24 months ago by Raymond De Mourot Gil