This real-life Hunt for Red October is a story Naval Intelligence doesn't want you to know: the dramatic history of America's highly clandestine, dangerous, and sometimes deadly submarine espionage missions, from the Cold War thorough the Clinton administration.
Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of men who had never spoken about their underwater lives—not even to their wives and children. They uncovered a wealth of classified information: the tapping of undersea Soviet telephone cables, the stealing of Soviet weapons, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They tell of medals awarded in secret and deaths disguised with disinformation. Blind Man's Bluff is a critical work of history that reads with all the excitement of a Tom Clancy novel and all the tragedy of Das Boot.
Sherry Sontag is a former staff writer for the National Law Journal and has written for The New York Times.
Christopher Drew is a special projects editor at the New York Times and has won numerous awards for his investigative reporting.
Annette Lawrence Drew, the book's researcher, has a Ph.D. from Princeton.
Pub date: 09/28/98
Price: $29.95/34.00 Canada
8 pp b/w photos, 1 map
Carton Quantity: 28
History, Military History
Selling Territory: WORLD EXCL. UK & COMMONWEALTH
Rights: Agent: ICM
Serial: Public Affairs