The Venona Secrets

  • by Herbert Romerstein, Eric Breindel
  • Narrated by Jim McCance
  • 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Venona Files are several intercepted communiques between the Soviet Union and American Communists following WWII. Some historians and journalists are starting to regard the Cold-War-era American Communist Party as nothing more than a quaint club of polite if misguided ideologues.
In The Venona Secrets, Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel intend to create a new impression of treacherous Americans "who willfully gave their primary allegiance to a foreign power, the USSR.... For Communists, true patriotism meant helping to make the world a better place by advancing the interests of the Soviet Union in any way possible." By using the now-celebrated Venona documents - top-secret Soviet cables sent between Moscow and Washington, D.C., in the 1940s - Romerstein and Breindel tell a frightening story of how deeply spies penetrated the U.S. government.

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Informative and quite enjoyable

I listened to this after the excellent M Stanton Evans book on Senator McCarthy, which really opened my eyes to the media lies told about him.

It's a little dry in places, as there are lots of lists of names (necessarily when talking about spy rings), but well worth buying and downloading.
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- Roger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-03-2012
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing