NPC Historical Talk: Bureau of Spies
September 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Conference Rooms
Those of us who have worked and played in the National Press Building these many years may be surprised to learn how much espionage went on in the offices and even in the Club from the years leading up to World War II through the Cold War and into this century.
National Press Club member and spy historian Steven T. Usdin has dug deep into once secret files of the FBI and the KGB to reveal what happened in the building even as hundreds of regular journalists went about their jobs reporting the news.
The result is his book, Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections between Espionage and Journalism in Washington, which will be published in September by Prometheus Books. Even some big names in Pres Club history surface in his account.
Usdin will present his findings on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in a talk that will be moderated by Mark Stout, a historian at the Spy Museum, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, a former CIA officer and president of the North American Society for Intelligence History.
Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.