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Blind Mans Bluff: The Untold Story of Cold War Submarine Espionage (1998)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 006097771X, Paperback)Little is known--and less has been published--about American submarine espionage during the Cold War. These submerged sentinels silently monitored the Soviet Union's harbors, shadowed its subs, watched its missile tests, eavesdropped on its conversations, and even retrieved top-secret debris from the bottom of the sea. In an engaging mix of first-rate journalism and historical narrative, Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, and Annette Lawrence Drew describe what went on.
"Most of the stories in Blind Man's Bluff have never been told publicly," they write, "and none have ever been told in this level of detail." Among their revelations is the most complete accounting to date of the 1968 disappearance of the U.S.S. Scorpion; the story of how the Navy located a live hydrogen bomb lost by the Air Force; and a plot by the CIA and Howard Hughes to steal a Soviet sub. The most interesting chapter reveals how an American sub secretly tapped Soviet communications cables beneath the waves. Blind Man's Bluff is a compelling book about the courage, ingenuity, and patriotism of America's underwater spies. --John J. Miller
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Chronicles the history of American submarine espionage and discusses how submarines were used to tap underwater telephone cables in Russia, how the Navy might have been able to save the men on the USS Scorpion, and how the fight between the CIA and the Navy almost ruined one of the most important American undersea missions.
An edition of this book was published by PublicAffairs.
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