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Spy Sites of New York City

A Guide to the Region's Secret History

Through every era of American history, New York City has been a battleground for international espionage, where secrets are created, stolen, and passed through clandestine meetings and covert communications. Some spies do their work and escape, while others are compromised, imprisoned, and—a few—executed. Spy Sites of New York City takes you inside this shadowy world and reveals the places where it all happened.

In 233 main entries as well as listings for scores more spy sites, H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace weave incredible true stories of derring-do and double-crosses that put even the best spy fiction to shame. The cases and sites follow espionage history from the Revolutionary War and Civil War, to the rise of communism and fascism in the twentieth century, to Russian sleeper agents in the twenty-first century. The spy sites are not only in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx but also on Long Island and in New Jersey. Maps and 380 photographs allow readers to follow in the footsteps of spies and spy-hunters to explore the city, tradecraft, and operations that influenced wars hot and cold. Informing and entertaining, Spy Sites of New York City is a must-have guidebook to the espionage history of the Big Apple.

About the Authors

H. Keith Melton is an intelligence historian and author of several books, including Ultimate Spy: Inside the Secret World of Espionage. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Spy Museum and owns one of the largest collections of spy artifacts in the world.

Robert Wallace is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Technical Service and a member of the International Spy Museum's Board of Advisors. He and H. Keith Melton have co-authored five previous books, including Spy Sites of Washington, DC and Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda.

Henry R. Schlesinger is a New York-based writer.

Reviews

"The Melton and Wallace team have produced a remarkable investigative treatise that diligently and cleverly weaves together the New York City story of people and places engaged in the covert business of espionage. Peppered throughout are the stories of intrigue, betrayal and operations that have criss-crossed this amazing city from the earliest days of the American Revolution through the end of the spy-ridden Cold War. The history is extraordinary and, until now, never told in this way. This is a must read for anyone interested in the ins and outs of espionage and they will discover that, once again, New York City, plays center stage." — David Cohen, CIA Deputy Director for Operations (1995-97); NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Intelligence (2002-2014),

"Melton and Wallace are like having a CIA historian at your elbow. If you loved their book Spycraft on the intricate world of espionage tradecraft, you will find this guide an essential roadmap to the intelligence landmarks in and around New York." — David Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

"Foreign intelligence officers have long used New York City to conduct clandestine operations.  Here is the definitive guide to New York City spy sites used by foreign agents intent on stealing America's secrets.  A must read for students of espionage history." — Jason Matthews, author of the Red Sparrow Trilogy

"Foreign intelligence officers have long used New York City to conduct clandestine operations. Here is the definitive guide to New York City spy sites used by foreign agents intent on stealing America's secrets. A must read for students of espionage history." — Jason Matthews, Author of Red Sparrow Trilogy,

"The amount of research that went into this book is remarkable. It turns out that wherever you are in New York, you are near a place where spy history was made." — Mark Stout, Former Historian for the International Spy Museum, Washington, DC

"Spy Sites of New York City is an indispensable guide to the back alleys of American intelligence in the "city that never sleeps," a must read that reveals New York's secrets to both casual and serious students of espionage." — Christopher P. Costa, USA, Ret, Former Special Assistant to the President, career intelligence officer and Executive Director, International Spy Museum.

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