Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War
Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War. The title is pretty self-explanatory. It is about people who spied against the United States during its short 230+ years of existence.
Now you might think that the subject matter might be a little boring. The only reason I signed up to receive a copy was because of recent books I have read that peaked my interest on the subject of espionage. And I'm glad I did because this was a very good book.
Michael Sulick wrot...more
The primary danger for any work on history is that the author will provide information with such force and determination that the result is as dry as a mouth full of crackers. Sulick's treatment of the history of espionage against the United States does not so suffer. His presentation of the topic is pleasingly broad, covering the long history of th ...more
There is a plea beyond these stories. The former leader in the CIA is explaining to us, the masses and the hoi polloi (if you'll excuse the redundancy) about how urgent it is for us to give up this silly idea of individual rights and privacy- about how we can and should trade th ...more
My lone criticism of his effort, and the reason for my average scoring of this book, is that he takes multiple opportunities to target Senator McCarthy’s efforts to limit Soviet espionage in America, citing the Venona documents to support his claim. When, in fact, the Ve ...more
I'd really encourage Mr. Sulick to write more!
this is definitely a Good Read...
and i warmly thank the GoodReads program for providing it.
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very interesting. learned about a few spies i didn't know and new information on the famous ones i did know. i liked the flow from one era to the next. it would be a great source for research papers for content as well as the multiple sources cited.
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Spying in America is a very interesting book that is also very informative. Though slightly dry at certain spots, the information given is very interesting. It's like a real life spy novel, only with less action and more big words.