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Spy Museum Releases Companion to Exhibit

Since its opening in May, the International Spy Museum’s first special exhibit, “The Enemy Within: Terror in America — 1776 to Today,” has brought to life a history of terrorist activity in America that pre-dates Sept. 11, 2001, by more than two centuries. At the end of 2004, the museum made available a companion piece to that exhibit, the first self-published book in the museum’s two-and-a-half-year history.

With a forward by former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), who served as vice chairman on the 9/11 commission, the 62-page book is vividly illustrated and navigates the reader through the full continuum of foreign and domestic terror threats that the United States has faced.

With a fold-out poster-size timeline included, “The Enemy Within: Terror in America — 1776 to Today” breaks the museum exhibit into nine separate chapters from the Revolutionary War through the formation of the Ku Klux Klan, anarchist violence, labor unrest, actions during the two World Wars and security challenges in the post-Sept. 11 world.

The book is available in the International Spy Museum Store at 800 F St. NW and online at

— John McArdle

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