John Daniel Barron was an American journalist and investigative writer. He is best remembered as the author of several books dealing with specifics of Soviet espionage via the KGB and other agencies.
He graduated from the University of Missouri and studied Russian at the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He served in Berlin as a naval intelligence officer.
In 1957, he joined the Washington Star as an investigative reporter. In 1965, Barron joined the Washington bureau of Reader’s Digest. There he wrote more than 100 stories on a wide variety of subjects.
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