Steve Vogel was born in Berlin, where his father, a CIA case officer, served from 1957 to 1962, during some of the tensest days of the Cold War. As a reporter for the Washington Post for two decades, he wrote frequently about military affairs and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His reporting about the war in Afghanistan was part of a package of Washington Post stories selected as a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. He covered the war in Iraq and the first Gulf War, as well as U.S. military operations in Rwanda, Somalia, and the Balkans, and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
A spy thriller that kept me up all night. Magnificent
story-telling, always clear, every episode meticulously
researched. It's also a fascinating commentary on the height
of the Cold War with Eisenhower, Kennedy and Khrushchev
intimately involved in the skulduggery in Berlin -- Peter
A super book, beautifully told and compelling throughout. Vogel sketches George Blake perfectly as a diffident traitor who combines high intellect with ruthlessness -- Luke Harding, author of 'Collusion'
A crackling Cold War espionage story, Betrayal in Berlin takes you to the peaks of spying ambition and the depths of betrayal * The Billion Dollar Spy *
One of the most dramatic spy stories of the Cold War, superbly told by a real authority on the subject * One Minute to Midnight *
Through fresh interviews with principal participants and extensive archival research, Steve Vogel has made the story of the Berlin Tunnel new again. I was riveted to the narrative from start to finish * A Brotherhood of Spies *
Steve Vogel is a talented and gifted writer who brings the personalities and idiosyncrasies of every participant in this operation to life...truly one of those rare books you can't put down * Circle of Treason *
Praise for Steve Vogel:
Probably the best piece of military history that I have read or reviewed in the past five years. . . . This well-researched and superbly written history has all the trappings of a good novel