In the Enemy's House by Howard Blum

In the Enemy's House

 The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles the incredible true story of a critical, recently declassified counterintelligence mission and two remarkable agents whose story has been called "the greatest secret of the Cold War."In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardne...


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TitleIn the Enemy's House
ISBN9780062458278
Author
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherHarper
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Thriller, North American Hi..., American History
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Reviews In the Enemy's House

  • Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
    2018-03-10
    As good as any fictional spy thrillerHoward Blum tells the fascinating story of the race to capture the Soviet spy ring that passed the secrets of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union. The main characters are codebreaker Meredith Gardner and FBI agent Bob Lamphere, and Blum details how Gardner cracked fragments of the key Soviet codes, with Lamphere piecing them together to capture the Soviet spies.The book reads like a novel and at places I did que...
  • Jeanette
    2018-03-10
    What a book! Especially in light of the years of Cold War that continued for half of a century with the U.S.S.R., and now the "all of a sudden" renewed enlightened interest to Russian espionage. It's a hard book to enter. The first 100 pages are so difficult and personality placement heavy that I would guess, just a guess, but I would guess not one in 3 or 4 would proceed to get through it all. It also includes explanation for the triple lock key...
  • Scott Pierce
    2018-03-19
    I marked this as both non-fiction and historical fiction as enough of the book deals with historical documents and facts to qualify as non-fiction, but Blum also creates enough details to make the book interesting and readable that some historical fiction is weaved in.While the collaboration between the FBI and the "Arlington House" code-breakers was the core of the story, the book also made a thorough case about the network of atomic spies that ...
  • Steve
    2018-01-27
    I received this book from a goodreads giveaway.This is a well written book with a fascinating story.The characters were well defined which led to a great story being told.I loved this book and look forward to reading more of his work.
  • Pcox
    2018-03-09
    Dry
  • Tom
    2018-03-05
    A bit of a sluggish start but really got rolling after a bit. A fun read nevertheless.
  • Kenny
    2018-03-19
    Excellent read