Blind Man's Bluff

Blind Man's Bluff

The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

By Sherry Sontag; Christopher Drew (Joint Author); Annette Lawrence Drew

PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781891620089, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1998

Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of men who had never spoken about their underwater lives--not even to their wives and children. They uncovered a wealth of classified information: the tapping of undersea Soviet telephone cables, the stealing of Soviet weapons, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They tell of medals awarded in secret and deaths disguised with disinformation. "Blind Man's Bluff" is a critical work of history that reads with all the excitement of a Tom Clancy novel and all the tragedy of "Das Boot.

About the Author
Sherry Sontag is an investigative journalist who, before turning to Blind Man's Bluff, was a staff writer for the National Law Journal. While there, she wrote about the Soviet Union, international affairs, and domestic scandals in securities and banking. Prior to that, Sontag wrote for the New York Times. A lifelong resident of New York, she has degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Barnard College.

Christopher Drew is an investigative reporter and projects editor at the New York Times. He joined the Times in 1995 after working for nearly a decade in the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Chicago Tribune, where he wrote about national security issues and won two awards from the White House Correspondents' Association. Drew also has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he was born and raised and graduated from Tulane University.

Annette Lawrence Drew, the book's researcher, has a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. She and Christopher Drew are married and live with their daughter, Celia, in Montclair, New Jersey.

Drew has a Ph.D. from Princeton.