Book Discussion on Red Spies in America

Professor Sibley talked about her new book, Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War, published by University… read more

Professor Sibley talked about her new book, Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War, published by University Press of Kansas. She described the history of U.S.-Soviet relations beginning in 1930s when the two countries established diplomatic ties, detailing how the relationship between the countries resulted in sensitive American information getting into the hands of the Soviets. The author said that Soviet engineers, technicians, and scientists working in the United States gained access to valuable information on plants, labs, airports, and aircraft blueprints that they then passed on to Soviet intelligence. Professor Sibley also talked about how a foiled atomic espionage plot uncovered in 1943 was the beginning of the deterioration of the Soviet-U.S. relationship. She showed slides of some of the pictures from her book. 

Dr. Haynes then commented on her book and added more information on espionage. Both persons answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Red Spies in America

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 13, 2005
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Jul 2, 2005

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  • Mar 13, 2005 | 5:14am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 2005 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 02, 2005 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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