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Breaking the Ring: The Bizarre Case of the Walker Family Spy Ring

Breaking the Ring: The Bizarre Case of the Walker Family Spy Ring

By John Barron

Houghton Mifflin, 1987, 244 pp.

A readable account, focusing on personalities, of the rise and collapse of the spying-for-pay operations of onetime U.S. Navy communications specialist John Walker and his associates. This is a tale of an appalling breach of security lasting from 1968 to 1985. No Wonder the affair shook the U.S. government profoundly.