July 19, 2010
The latest Russian spy scandal might have taken many Americans by surprise, but not Emory political scientist and historian Harvey Klehr. He’s one author of “Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America” (Yale University Press, 2009). The book offers new revelations on Russian spying during the 1940s and 50s, based on 1,100 pages of hand-copied KGB files from those decades. As the book reports, the files show definitely that some Americans who were never suspected – and some Americans who were long-suspected spies — were, in fact, working for the KGB.