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Espionage

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spyby Karen Abbott

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.74

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and ?pioneer of sizzle history? (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of... more...

  • Privileged and Confidentialby Kenneth Michael Absher; Michael C. Desch; Roman Popadiuk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 39.95

    Above the politics and ideological battles of Washington, D.C., is a committee that meets behind locked doors and leaves its paper trail in classified files. The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) is one of the most secretive and potentially influential segments of the U.S. intelligence community. Established in 1956, the PIAB advises... more...

  • Knowing Your Friendsby Martin S. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Little attention has been paid to the murky, ultra-business of gathering intelligence among and forming estimates about friendly powers, and friendly or allied military forces. How rarely have scholars troubled to discover when states entered into coalitions or alliances mainly and explicitly because their intelligence evaluation of the potential partner... more...

  • Declassifiedby Thomas B. Allen

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 26.00

    Culled from archives around the world, the 50 documents in Declassified illuminate the secret and often inaccessible stories of agents, espionage, and behind-the-scenes events that played critical roles in American history. Moving through time from Elizabethan England to the Cold War and beyond, noted author Tom Allen places each document in its... more...

  • The Mitrokhin Archive IIby Christopher Andrew

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 26.78

    The Mitrokhin Archive II reveals for the first time the full extent of the KGB's global penetration, exposing its operations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. For a quarter of a century the KGB believed that the Third World was the arena in which it could win the Cold War. 'The world,' claimed Moscow, 'was going our way.' This... more...

  • More Instructions from the Centreby Christopher M. Andrew; Oleg Gordievsky

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    During the decade that preceded Mr Gorbachev's era of glasnost and perestroika, the KGB headquarters in Moscow was putting out a constant stream of instructions to its Residencies abroad. Unknown to the KGB, however, many of these highly classified documents were being secretly copied by Oleg Gordievsky, at that time not only a high-ranking KGB officer... more...

  • The Mitrokhin Archiveby Christopher Andrew; Vasili Mitrokhin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    The Mitrokhin Archive tells for the first time in full the startling story of Soviet attempts to infiltrate the West. Working from Vasili Mitrokhin's archive and his own unrivalled expertise in the history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew has created an extraordinary picture of a USSR committed to covert activity at home and abroad to maintain Communism.... more...

  • Enemies Withinby Matt Apuzzo; Adam Goldman

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 16.00

    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists take an unbridled look into one of the most sensitive post-9/11 national security investigations?a breathtaking race to stop a second devastating terrorist attack on American soil. In Enemies Within , Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman ?reveal how New York really works? (James Risen, author of State of War ) and... more...

  • The Company We Keepby Robert Baer; Dayna Baer

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. Over several decades he served everywhere from Iraq to New Delhi and racked up such an impressive list of accomplishments that he was eventually awarded the Career Intelligence Medal.  But if his career was everything a spy might aspire to, his personal life... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Secret Warby Roderick Bailey

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 14.09

    'The Gestapo kept me three days in this interrogation house. They especially wanted to know what I did after my escape, and precise things on the organisation of the SOE. And just for fun I suspect, because I had really not much to tell them, they pulled one of my toenails out...' - Robert Sheppard, SOE agent The Special Operations Executive (SOE)... more...