Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 1999 - History - 544 pages
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Includes a new afterword describing submariners' responses and reactions and a new appendix of all award-winning subs honored for service in Cold War espionage operations.

With 16 pages of black-and-white photos

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BLIND MAN'S BLUFF: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Enthralling real-life stories of American submarine spying that read as if torn from the pages of The Hunt for Red October, full of high-tech high-jinks and human drama. With materials combed from ... Read full review

An Excellent Review of Secret Cold War Actions

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

I was on one of the submarines mentioned in this book. The actions taken by our government may be controversial, but they were instrumental in obtaining information that probably prevented WW3. Read full review

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Sherry Sontag is an investigative journalist who, before turning to Blind Man's Bluff, was a staff writer for the National Law Journal. While there, she wrote about the Soviet Union, international affairs, and domestic scandals in securities and banking. Prior to that, Sontag wrote for the New York Times. A lifelong resident of New York, she has degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Barnard College.


Christopher Drew is an investigative reporter and projects editor at the New York Times. He joined the Times in 1995 after working for nearly a decade in the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Chicago Tribune, where he wrote about national security issues and won two awards from the White House Correspondents' Association. Drew also has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he was born and raised and graduated from Tulane University.

Annette Lawrence Drew, the book's researcher, has a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. She and Christopher Drew are married and live with their daughter, Celia, in Montclair, New Jersey.

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