Brian Regan: The Spy Who Couldn't Spell
Monday, March 6
Before Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an awkward, unassuming, American intelligence agent: Brian Patrick Regan. Join award-winning writer Yudhijit Bhattacharjee as he takes a probing look at how a learning disability, a lifetime of ridicule, and a serious cash shortage shaped Brian Regan's decision to betray his country. Bhattacharjee's research for his new book The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets reveals how Regan engineered a meticulous strategy to download, copy, and bury hundreds of pages of classified documents from the National Reconnaissance Office that he planned to sell; how he deployed a brilliant, multi-layered encryption system to mask his communication with foreign governments; and the old-fashioned detective work that finally led to Regan's capture.
The Spy Who Couldn't Spell will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Members of The Inner Circle: $8