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  • The Double-Cross Systemby John Masterman

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    J.C. Masterman was chairman of the Double-Cross Committee at the height of World War Two. This is his account of the double agents, deception and counter-espionage which were key to the victory of D-Day. Written as an official report for MI5 in 1945, originally published with the permission of the British Government over twenty years later, The... more...

  • Soldier Spyby Tom Marcus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines full of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning... more...

  • Cargo of Liesby Dean Beeby

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1996; Not Available

    Beeby argues that Canadian authorities were woefully unprepared for the subtleties of wartime counter-espionage, and that their mishandling of the case had long-term consequences that affected relations with their intelligence partners throughout the Cold War. more...

  • The Falcon and the Snowmanby Robert Lindsey

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 17.99

    This fascinating account of how two young Americans turned traitor during the Cold War is an “absolutely smashing real-life spy story” ( The New York Times Book Review ). At the height of the Cold War, some of the nation’s most precious secrets passed through a CIA contractor in Southern California. Only a handful of employees were cleared to... more...

  • Blood on the Pageby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2018; US$ 26.78

    A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake . In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead to investigate reports of unusual card activity. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and... more...

  • Target JFKby Robert K. Wilcox

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    He was born in Buenos Aires and educated in Geneva and Cuba. He was a daring WWII paratrooper who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day. He was a handsome, charming man who briefly worked as a Hollywood stuntman. He was also a spy who may have killed John F. Kennedy. The shocking new book Target JFK reveals page-after-page of incredible, never-before-reported... more...

  • Resistanceby M. R. D. Foot

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    "If you who read this can say, I am not under fire; I am not under torture; I am not on the run; if I hear a noise at six in the morning, I know it is a neighbour or a milkman, not the secret police; no one in my country is arrested and held without prompt charge and trial... then you owe it, in a larger degree than most historians have so far allowed,... more...

  • A Very Expensive Poisonby Luke Harding

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.00

    A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death was... more...

  • The Ghostby Jefferson Morley

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 19.59

    CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century, a ghost of American power. From World War II to the Cold War, Angleton operated beyond the view of the public, Congress, and even the president. He unwittingly shared intelligence secrets with Soviet spy Kim... more...

  • Destination Casablancaby Meredith Hindley

    PublicAffairs 2017; US$ 34.00

    In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca. In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination... more...