Dark Invasion - 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America-logo

Dark Invasion - 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum

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What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I? In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan's raging gang rivalries and has little idea that, halfway around the world, a much more ominous threat to the city is brewing. As Germany teeters on the brink of war, its ambassador to the United States is given instructions to find and finance a team of undercover saboteurs who can bring America to its knees before it has a chance to enter the conflict on the side of the Allies. At the page-turning pace of a spy thriller, Dark Invasion tells the remarkable true story of Tunney and his pivotal role in discovering, and delivering to justice, a ruthless ring of German terrorists determined to annihilate the United States. Overwhelmed and undermatched, Tunney's small squad of cops was the David to Germany's Goliath, the operatives of which included military officers, a germ warfare expert, a gifted Harvard professor, a bomb technician, and a document forger. As explosions leveled munitions plants and destroyed cargo ships, particularly in and around New York City, pan- icked officials talked about rogue activists and anarchists-but it was Tunney who suspected that these incidents were part of something bigger and became determined to bring down the culprits. Through meticulous research, Blum deftly reconstructs an enthralling, vividly detailed saga of subterfuge and bravery. Enhanced by more than fifty images sourced from global archives, his gritty, energetic narrative follows the German spies-with Tunney hot on their heels-from the streets, harbors, and warehouses of New York City to the genteel quads of Harvard, the grand estates of industry tycoons, and the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The New York Police Department's breathtaking efforts to unravel the extent of the German plot and close in on its perpetrators are revealed in this riveting account of America's first encounter with a national security

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Larkin

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:57


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:47


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:01


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:39


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:18


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

15:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:52


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

10:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:21


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

11:11


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:27


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

13:49


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

07:33


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

04:32


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:17


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

12:46


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

12:12


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

04:43


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

21:32


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

04:41


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

04:14


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:04


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

11:16


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

10:51


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

05:39


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

06:08


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

08:32


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

06:17


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

17:00


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

07:49


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

09:02


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

08:27


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

04:03


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

05:08


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

15:01


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

14:17


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

15:39


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

04:05


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

08:07


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

14:13


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

08:14


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

13:53


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

17:02


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

15:19


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

16:53


Part 6, Chapter 50
Part 6, Chapter 50

23:43


Part 6, Chapter 51
Part 6, Chapter 51

14:05


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

12:27


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

16:05


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

12:48


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

12:20


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

06:00


Part 6, Chapter 57
Part 6, Chapter 57

06:19


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

09:29


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

07:45


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

10:47


Part 6, Chapter 61
Part 6, Chapter 61

00:34