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From the Archives: "The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage."

American Submarines and espionage during the cold war. We feature an interview with Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, authors of the best selling Blind Man's Bluff. Their book chronicles the voyages of submarines off the coast of the Soviet Union, during the height of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American men traveled in these submarines, executing top secret missions. They monitored Soviet harbors and collected information using advanced eavesdropping equipment. Blind Man's Bluff is out in paperback.


"The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage."

Journalists Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew. They are the authors of the new book, "Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage" (PublicAffairs). The two spent six years researching secret submarine missions like how the Navy sent submarines wired with self destruct charges into Soviet waters to tap crucial underwater telephone cables. Sontag covered government and international affairs for the National Law Journal and has worked at the New York Times, and Drew is a special projects editor at the New York Times.

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