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Little is known--and less has been found out--roughly American submarine espionage throughout the cold struggle. those submerged sentinels silently monitored the Soviet Unioncff0478#three9;s harbors, shadowed its subs, watched its missile exams, eavesdropped on its conversations, and even retrieved so much sensible-thriller debris from the bottom of the sea. In an enticing mixture of first-charge journalism and historical narrative, Sherry Sontag, Chrisso much sensibleher Drew, and Annette Lawrence Drew describe what went on.

"one of the most stories in Blind Mancff0478#three9;s Bluff have by no means been advised publicly," they write, "and none have ever been advised in this stage of component." amongst their revelations is one of the complete accounting so far of the 1968 disappearance of the U.S.S. Scorpion; the tale of the way the army located a reside hydrogen bomb out of place by way of the Air force; and a plot by way of the CIA and Howard Hughes to thieve a Soviet sub. necessarily the most eye-catching chapter reveals how an American sub thrillerly tapped Soviet communications cables underneath the waves. Blind Mancff0478#three9;s Bluff is a compelling data concerning the braveness, ingenuity, and patriotism of Americacff0478#three9;s underwater spies. --John J. Miller

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Released: 1998-10-19

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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag


Over the path of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed plenty of men who had by no means spoken concerning their underwater resides—now not even to their wives and children. They exposed a wealth of magnificenceified wisdom: the tapping of undersea Soviet telephone cables, the thieveing of Soviet weapons, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They tell of medals provided in thriller and deaths disguised with diswisdom. Blind Mancff0478#three9;s Bluff is a crucial artwork of historical past that reads with underneath excitement of a Tom Clancy novel and underneath tragedy of Das Boot.
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creator: Sherry Sontagwriter: PublicAffairsBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: three84

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