Thursday, February 2, 2017
Spy Sites Of Washington D.C.: A Guide To The Capitol Region's Secret History
Veteran journalist and author Joseph C. Goulden offers a good review of Spy Site of Washington D.C. for the Washington Times.
Let us show a bit of civic pride, if you please. As a center for spies and espionage, Washington and environs are the equal — or better — of such renowned cloak-and-dagger meccas as Vienna or Istanbul.
Readers can trust the expertise of the authors. Robert Wallace ran CIA’s Office of Technical Services, which invents spycraft equipment for communications and other covert chores. R. Keith Melton, an Annapolis graduate, owns one of the largest collections of spy artifacts in existence. Henry Schlesinger collaborated on three earlier books.
But one could easily put together a “spy romance tour” based on the book. For instance, Ronald Pelton, of the National Security Agency, had money problems, so he quit his job, entered the private sector, and began selling secrets to the KGB. Part of his “pay” went to support a “former beauty queen” who lived at 1625 P Street NW, which is pictured in the book.
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