For more than two centuries, New York City has been a center of international espionage. From the Revolutionary War to the present day, spies have met in the city's dark alleys and fashionable hotels. They have traveled on foot and by horseback, streetcar, subway, taxi and limousine. They have lived in the shadows of false identities, posing as Wall Street executives, United Nations diplomats and Greenwich Village artists. Motivated by profit or patriotism, these secret agents were hailed as heroes by some and scorned as traitors by others.
Spy Sites of New York City is a one-of-its-kind clandestine history of New York. Here are the stories of covert operatives who turned the tide of wars and shaped the destiny of nations. For the first time, this secretive world is compiled into a single volume covering major espionage cases in New York from the Revolutionary War to the 21st century.
You will meet heroes and villians, the celebrated and obscure of "Gotham" espionage. Discover their safe houses, office buildings, hotels, deaddrop locations, apartments and recruitment sites--where real life spies lived, worked, betrayed and sometimes died.
New York City will never appear the same again.
From the authors of the best selling books SPYCRAFT: The Secret History of the CIA Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda and The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception.