Stealing Secrets, Telling Lies: How Spies and Codebreakers Helped Shape the Twentieth Century

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2001 - HISTORY - 324 pages
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James Gannon examines the impact of many major incidents, such as the Zimmerman telegram interception, deciphering the German Enigma machine, the SovietsOCO damaging penetration of the British Foreign Service through the Cambridge Five spy ring, and the U.S. counterintelligence coup known as Operation Venona (classified until 1995)."
 

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Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION Information Please
PART 1 THE GREAT WAR
CHAPTER 1 Herr Zimmermanns Fatal Blunder
PART 2 THE CIPHER WAR
CHAPTER 2 The Enigma Demystified
CHAPTER 3 The Longest Battle
CHAPTER 4 Outfoxing the Desert Fox
PART 4 THE PACIFIC WAR
CHAPTER 10 Infamy and Sacred Duty
CHAPTER 11 Our Man in Tokyo
PART 5 THE COLD WAR
CHAPTER 12 The Spy Who Knew Everything
CHAPTER 13 The Spy of the Century
CHAPTER 14 Speak Ciphers
CHAPTER 15 Exposing Comrade Bluster

CHAPTER 5 Colossus
CHAPTER 6 Who Broke Purple?
CHAPTER 7 Masters of Deception
PART 3 THE ESPIONAGE WAR
CHAPTER 8 Learned Spies
CHAPTER 9 Lucy Man of Mystery
CHAPTER 16 Workers against the Workers State
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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James Gannon is a former producer and writer at NBC News. In the early 1980s he produced four one-hour documentaries that won numerous awards, including two for economic reporting. The Reckless Presidency of George W. Bush is his fourth non-fiction book. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a Masters degree in political science from American University in Washington, DC. He has two adult sons and five grandchildren.

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