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Most Americans have grown accustomed to accept the version of history that the Soviets were our noble allies and took the brunt of the casualties during World War II. But after decades of research by veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein, the truth has come to light and is now exposed in Stalin's Secret Agents
Evans and Romerstein focus on the role of secret Communist Alger Hiss at the crucial Yalta Conference of 1945, where vast U.S. concessions were made to Russia, and the maneuvers of numerous other Soviet agents to serve the ends of Moscow. Fascinating details about the fall of China, Yugoslavia, and Poland to Communist domination as well as the identities of key conspirators in high places are revealed. The authors recount the steps by which the penetration occurred under FDR, the influence wielded by such advisers as Harry Hopkins and Henry Morgenthau, and the indifference of U.S. officials during this time. Also included are riveting details about the multi-layered cover-up—including rigged grand jury sessions—and the extent of the theft of secrets are sure to surprise and stun listeners everywhere.
"Relying on research conducted after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Evans and Romerstein reveal the degree to which Soviet agents infiltrated the U.S. government after World War II. The authors also expose other approaches to espionage. With his deep, slightly raspy, and deliberate voice, Alan Sklar creates a dark, foreboding atmosphere that enhances the authors' text. His narration is well paced and compelling, even during the detail-heavy passages. Sklar successfully pronounces foreign terms and delivers a consistent, entertaining performance. The prose and narration blend seamlessly together to maintain listener attention until the very end. A Threshold Editions hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"With his deep, slightly raspy, and deliberate voice, Alan Sklar creates a dark, foreboding atmosphere that enhances the authors' text. His narration is well paced and compelling." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review
From veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein, the first thorough examination of the shocking infiltration of Stalin's Soviet intelligence networks by members of the American government during World War II.
About the Author
M. Stanton Evans is the author of several books, including Blacklisted by History, The Theme Is Freedom, and The Politics of Surrender. Now a contributing editor at Human Events and a contributor at National Review, he was previously the editor of the Indianapolis News, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and a commentator for CBS and Voice of America. He lives near Washington, D.C. Herbert Romerstein was head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency from 1983-1989. He had previously served on the staff of several congressional committees, including the House Intelligence Committee. He has also authored or coauthored several books, including The Venona Secrets and The KGB Against the "Main Enemy." Winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award, Alan Sklar has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks, including Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier, and The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. The Dartmouth graduate's theatre credits include Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, and many modern roles. Alan has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA,Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY. For several years, he has been the spokesman for TracFone Wireless Co. and can often be seen and heard on TracFone radio and TV spots and infomercials."I am so pleased, as is my husband, to have found a narrator that holds our attention so well that we have come to compare every other narrator to him (you). So far we have found none with such a talent as yours. We very much plan to listen to as many of your works as we can find." -Sandi King, a letter to Mr. Sklar