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Blind Man's Bluff - The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage-logo

Blind Man's Bluff - The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

Sherry Sontag

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Genres:

History

Description:

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 submarines 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, all hands lost, thirty 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. Blind Man's Bluff contains an unforgettable array of characters, including the cowboy sub commander who brazenly outraced torpedoes and couldn't resist sneaking up to within feet of unaware enemy subs. It takes us inside clandestine Washington meetings where top submarine captains briefed presidents and where the espionage war was planned one sub and one dangerous encounter at a time. Stretching from the years immediately after World War II to the present-day operations of the Clinton Administration, it is an epic story of daring and deception. A magnificent achievement in investigative reporting, it feels like a spy thriller, but with one important difference--everything in it is true.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christopher Drew, George Wilson

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

56:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

43:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

50:11