"The full implications of Soviet espionage in the United States during and immediately after World War II are only now being realized. In yet another superbly fascinating volume, Haynes and Klehr make wondrous use of the evidence in the Venona cables to reveal the scope of this limited, but very real 'attack' which remained secret for too long."--Daniel Patrick Moynihan, author of Secrecy: The American Experience

"Haynes and Klehr have provided the most extensive evidence to date that the KGB had operatives at all levels of American society and government. . . . Haynes and Klehr . . . reveal a level of espionage in this country that only the most paranoid had dreamed of. . . . This is better than anything John le Carre could produce, because in this case, truth is really stranger than fiction. Highly recommended."--Edward Goedeken,
Library Journal

"The authors systematically recount Venona's references to approximately 350 Soviet Spies in the U.S. government and industry--some of them highly placed. . . .
Venona may open a fundamental revision of U.S. history."--Gilbert Taylor, Booklist

"[This book] is probably the definitive public study of Soviet espionage in the United States."--Arnold Beichman,
Weekly Standard

"Haynes and Klehr deserve the gratitude of other historians, first of all because they were instrumental in obtaining the release of the Venona documents four years ago. Since then, in their published works, they have helped resolve many decades-old mysteries and controversies. . . . This book clearly establishes the main contours of the previously hidden landscape of Soviet espionage in the United States in the 30s and 40s."--Maurice Isserman,
The New York Times Book Review

"With unmatched knowledge of American communism and Soviet espionage in America, Haynes and Klehr settle some of the most persistent historical controversies of the domestic cold war."--Richard Gid Powers, City University of New York

"This first comprehensive analysis of the 3,000 telegrams between Soviet spies in the US and their superiors in Moscow, decoded shortly after WWII, may well, as the authors believe, 'change the way we think about twentieth-century American history.' . . . The reverberations from this cool, balanced, and devastating appraisal will be heard for many years to come."--
Kirkus Reviews

"John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have squeezed the pulp from five thousand pages of deciphered cables that verify the grim picture of the Communist underground given many decades ago by defectors such as Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers."--Sam Tanenhaus,
New Republic

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