Washington, D.C., Steve will be speaking at the International Spy Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institutions, "Interception: How Info and Secrets Get Stolen - 4-Session Daytime Course".
In 1954, while thousands were fleeing communist East Berlin, American and British intelligence officers were tunneling in. Working with Britain’s MI6 and US and British army engineers, the CIA dug a tunnel into the Soviet sector of Berlin. The goal? Tapping Soviet military and intelligence communications cables. Steve Vogel, author of the upcoming book, Diamond and Gold: George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and an Epic Tale of Cold War Espionage, will reveal the remarkable story behind the tunnel’s clandestine construction, its betrayal by the notorious British spy George Blake, and the truth about the effectiveness of this audacious project.
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
October 19, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm and 3:30pm
Steve will give a talk and sign books at the Frederick Visitor Center as part of two days of events marking the first visit of the Star Spangled Banner manuscript to Frederick, where Francis Scott practiced law and is buried.
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
"From Enemies to Allies"
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Md.
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
National Museum of American History
14th St. and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
"The Admiral and the Commodore: George Cockburn, Joshua Barney and the Fight for Washington"
(note: symposium cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy)
See the Symposium PDF
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Steve Vogel is the author of "The Pentagon" and a veteran military reporter for The Washington Post.
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"Through the Perilous Fight" combines bravura storytelling with brilliantly rendered character sketches to recreate the thrilling six-week period when Americans rallied from the ashes to overcome their oldest adversary—and win themselves a new birth of freedom.
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This study of a single enigmatic building tells a broader story of modern American history, from the eve of World War II to the new wars of the twenty-first century. Steve Vogel has crafted a dazzling work of military social history that merits comparison with the best works of David Halberstam or David McCullough. Like its namesake, The Pentagon is a true landmark.
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