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Passport to Treason: The Inside Story of Spies in America
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Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing
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Written in 1943, Passprt to treason was an interesting look at the extent of Nazi spy rings during World War II. This book is non-fiction but Hynd wrote for True Crime magazines, so liberties taken as he editorialized about J. Edgar Hoover and his G-Men are understandable. I find history written as current observation to be a fascinating insight into the events as they occurred as opposed to objective observation in hindsight. Idiomatic comments, the author's patriotism and his secrecy inre ongo ...more
The value in this book is not in its accuracy but in its inaccuracy. This is a propaganda book about the very real issue of German spies in America during WW2. It might as well be written by the FBI. Some of the stories are based on factual cases such as the Duquesne spy ring. The Hauptmann case existed, but it was presented with one lie after another. The Hauptmann case is significant because that is the case that President Bush used as his precedent for Guantanimo Bay detention. The value of t ...more