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Publisher's Summary

No espionage missions have been kept more secret than those involving American submarines. Now Blind Man's Bluff shows for the first time how the Navy sent subs wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables. It unveils how the Navy's own negligence might have been responsible for the loss of the USS Scorpion, a submarine that disappeared, with all hands lost, 30 years ago. It tells the complete story of the audacious attempt to steal a Soviet submarine with the help of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and how it was doomed from the start. And it reveals how the Navy used the comforting notion of deep-sea rescue vehicles to hide operations that were more James Bond than Jacques Cousteau.
©1998 Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Enthralling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This is the kind of non-fiction that drives people like me crazy. Why? Because it's almost impossible to make up stuff this good." (John Weisman, author of the Rogue Warrior series)
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By Al May on 06-01-03

Hero's ALL

I was a CT "spook" during the 60's while some of these missions were going on. I can believe everything in the stories. It's all true.

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By David on 05-04-07

Wow This is an amazing listen

This book amazed me and gave me insight on how much we really did to win the cold war....we were by far more involved that I ever imagined...

Straight up, it's exciting, heartbreaking, and amazing!

You MUST listen to this book!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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