Spy Schools

  • by Daniel Golden
  • Narrated by Jonathan Yen
  • 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline in the global spy game. In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where brilliant minds of all nationalities mingle freely with few questions asked. Intelligence agencies have always recruited bright undergraduates, but now, in an era when espionage increasingly requires specialized scientific or technological expertise, they're wooing higher-level academics - not just as analysts, but also for clandestine operations.
Golden uncovers unbelievable campus activity - from the CIA placing agents undercover in Harvard Kennedy School classes and staging academic conferences to persuade Iranian nuclear scientists to defect, to a Chinese graduate student at Duke University stealing research for an invisibility cloak, and a tiny liberal arts college in Marietta, Ohio, exchanging faculty with China's most notorious spy school. He shows how relentlessly and ruthlessly this practice has permeated our culture, not just inside the US, but internationally as well.

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great book

a great book on spying and Espionage on American college campuses. the use of real cases was very engaging.
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- Blake Dahl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books