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Spy Schools

Nonfiction: Politics & Current Events
Unabridged   13.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/10/2017

Spy Schools

How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681687025
Digital Download ISBN:9781681687032


In Spy SchoolsPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.

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Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline in the global spy game. In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where brilliant minds of all nationalities mingle freely with few questions asked. Intelligence agencies have always recruited bright undergraduates, but now, in an era when espionage increasingly requires specialized scientific or technological expertise, they're wooing higher-level academics—not just as analysts, but also for clandestine operations.

Golden uncovers unbelievable campus activity—from the CIA placing agents undercover in Harvard Kennedy School classes and staging academic conferences to persuade Iranian nuclear scientists to defect, to a Chinese graduate student at Duke University stealing research for an invisibility cloak, and a tiny liberal arts college in Marietta, Ohio, exchanging faculty with China's most notorious spy school. He shows how relentlessly and ruthlessly this practice has permeated our culture, not just inside the US, but internationally as well.


"Whether you are a teacher, student or parent, Daniel Golden's closely researched account of the assault on our academic freedoms by home-grown intelligence services is timely and shocking." —John le Carré

“…Receives an excellent narration by Jonathan Yen, whose clear and sharp narrative style enhances an authoritative survey backed by extensive research and reporting.” —Donovan’s Literary Services

"This forensic analysis of espionage in academia offers a chilling, highly readable insight into the unscrupulous exploitation by ruthless intelligence agencies operating across the globe." —Nigel West, intelligence historian and author of Spycraft Secrets

Author Bio

Daniel Golden won a Pulitzer for his Wall Street Journal series on admissions preferences at elite colleges, which became the basis for The Price of Admission. In 2011, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer in Public Service for his Bloomberg News series about for-profit colleges exploiting veterans and low-income students.