The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America - -The Stalin Era
, 1999 - History
- 402 pages
Four years ago, Allen Weinstein, the author of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, and Alexander Vassiliev, a former Soviet KGB agent-turned-journalist, were allowed to review and copy thousands of classified dispatches that documented the KGB's success in aquiring America's most valuable atomic, military, and diplomatic secrets. These efforts required recruiting a number of highly placed Americans to spy for the Soviets, among them a U.S. congressman; a top aide to President RooseveThis story has been reconstructed from Moscow's messages to its operatives in the United States and the reports back from its agents and operatives on those recruited and information stolen. The book also describes many previously unknown personal tales of the Soviet underground: struggles for control among contending Soviet and American agents, love affairs, business ventures, defections, and actual or plotted murders.