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Espionage & secret services books

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Spy Chiefs: Volume 1 Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom by Christopher Moran Spy Chiefs: Volume 1 Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom

This first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the United States and United Kingdom from the early 1940s to the present.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Directorate S The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016 by Steve Coll Directorate S The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

'Spellbinding ... a magisterial account of the great tragedy of our age ... it is a classic' Evening Standard'In the finest traditions of American investigative journalism' The Times'Spectacular ... makes Bourne movies pale in comparison' Financial TimesFrom the Pulitzer Prize...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Eyes on Havana Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA by Verne Lyon, Philip Zwerling Eyes on Havana Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA
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Tells the fist person story of Verne Lyon, an Iowa farm boy, who is inducted into the CIA to spy on his professors and fellow students as part the then largest domestic surveillance program in American history. Lyon details his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Directorate S The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016 by Steve Coll Directorate S The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

From the Pulitzer Prize winning of the acclaimed Ghost Wars, this is the full story of America's grim involvement in the affairs of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2016'The CIA itself would be hard put to beat his grasp of global...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018

Her Finest Hour The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent by Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell Her Finest Hour The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent

The untold story of the female British secret agent forgotten by history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Le Mysterieux Bunker Sous Tchernobyl by Jose Miguel Rodriguez Calvo Le Mysterieux Bunker Sous Tchernobyl


Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2018

The Twilight of the British Empire British Intelligence and Counter-Subversion in the Middle East, 1948 63 by Chikara Hashimoto The Twilight of the British Empire British Intelligence and Counter-Subversion in the Middle East, 1948 63

This book reveals, for the first time, a hitherto unexplored dimension of Britain s engagement with the post-war Middle East: the counter-subversive policies and measures conducted by the British Intelligence and Security Services and he Information Research Department (IRD) of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Misdefending the Realm How MI5's Incompetence Enabled Communist Subversion of Britain's Institutions During the Nazi-Soviet Pact by Antony Percy Misdefending the Realm How MI5's Incompetence Enabled Communist Subversion of Britain's Institutions During the Nazi-Soviet Pact

It is well known that the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated the UK government in the years leading up to WW2, but until now, not quite how. Exploiting recently declassified material, Antony Percy here reveals how the USSR caught up so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Coming Soon

Executive Action 638 Ways to Kill Fidel Castro by Fabian Escalante Executive Action 638 Ways to Kill Fidel Castro


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Circle of Treason A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by Sandra Grimes, Jeanne Vertefeuille Circle of Treason A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Spies, Lies, and Citizenship The Hunt for Nazi Criminals by Mary Kathryn Barbier, Dennis E. Showalter Spies, Lies, and Citizenship The Hunt for Nazi Criminals
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First book to explore the lives of Nazi fugitives sheltered and protected in the United States and elsewhere, based on information from a top-secret 2006 Justice Department report.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

The KGB's Poison Factory From Lenin to Litvinenko by Boris Volodarsky The KGB's Poison Factory From Lenin to Litvinenko

Ground-breaking study of KGB assassinations
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Before Intelligence Failed British Secret Intelligence on Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Soviet Union, South Africa and Libya by Mark Wilkinson Before Intelligence Failed British Secret Intelligence on Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Soviet Union, South Africa and Libya

A fascinating and sometimes shocking expose, this book presents a gripping account of intelligence held on chemical and biological weapons before the Iraq War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2018

Turnabout and Deception Crafting the Double-Cross and the Theory of Outs by Barton Whaley Turnabout and Deception Crafting the Double-Cross and the Theory of Outs


Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2018

Malaya'S Secret Police 1945-60 by Malaya'S Secret Police 1945-60

The war against the Communist Party of Malaya's determined efforts to overthrow the Malayan government involved the whole population in one form or another. This book analyses the role of the Malayan Police's Special Branch, the government's intelligence agency, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Creating the Secret State The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947 by David F. Rutgers Creating the Secret State The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947

This work locates the CIA's origins in government-wide efforts to reorganize national security during the transition from World War II to the Cold War. The author believes that the creation of the CIA was the culmination of years of negotiation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Knowing One's Enemies by Ernest R. May Knowing One's Enemies

In essays that illuminate not only the recent past but shortcomings in today's intelligence assessments, sixteen experts show how prospective antagonists appraised each other prior to the World Wars. This cautionary tale, warns that intelligence agencies can do certain things...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Our Man in Mexico Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA by Jefferson Morley, Michael Scott Our Man in Mexico Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA
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The first detailed biography of Winston Scott, one of America's most important--but overlooked--spies, who, as the CIA's Chief of Station in Mexico City during the height of the Cold War, became entangled with Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Red Spies in America Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War by Katherine A. S. Sibley Red Spies in America Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War

The most detailed study of Soviet military-industrial espionage during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s--spying aimed specifically at acquiring restricted information and materials relating to American industry, technology, and science.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations by John T. Elliff The Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations

Acts of terrorist violence and foreign espionage may pose a serious threat to the security of the United States; yet recent disclosures demonstrate the great risk in giving an agency such as the FBI unlimited authority for gathering intelligence about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Spy Watching Intelligence Accountability in the United States by Loch K. (Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia) Johnson Spy Watching Intelligence Accountability in the United States
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Given the dangers in the world--from terrorism to pandemics--nations must have effective spy services; yet, to prevent the misuse of secret power, democracies must also ensure that their spies are well supervised. Loch Johnson's Spy Watching focuses on the obstacles...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Spy Chiefs: Volume 1 Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom by Christopher Moran Spy Chiefs: Volume 1 Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom

This first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the United States and United Kingdom from the early 1940s to the present.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2018

Reasoning for Intelligence Analysts A Multidimensional Approach of Traits, Techniques, and Targets by Noel Hendrickson Reasoning for Intelligence Analysts A Multidimensional Approach of Traits, Techniques, and Targets

Structured around independent modules, the text offers a systematic method of reasoning along with an extensive toolkit that will serve the needs of both students and intelligence professionals.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2018

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American Radical Inside the world of an undercover Muslim FBI agent by Tamer Elnoury, Kevin Maurer American Radical Inside the world of an undercover Muslim FBI agent
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**As seen on BBC news****As featured on BBC Radio 4: Today with Frank Gardner**`In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them.' - Tamer Elnoury Tamer Elnoury, a long-time undercover agent, joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

Spy Schools How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities by Daniel Golden Spy Schools How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities


Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

OSS Operation Black Mail One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army by Ann Todd OSS Operation Black Mail One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Secret Twenties British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age by Timothy Phillips The Secret Twenties British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age

A thrilling true story of espionage and counterespionage between the Soviets and the British during London's Roaring Twenties
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Tug of War Surveillance Capitalism, Military Contracting, and the Rise of the Security State by Jocelyn Wills Tug of War Surveillance Capitalism, Military Contracting, and the Rise of the Security State

Lifting the veil on a corporate world girded by powerful forces at the nexus of state, capital, and geopolitical power games.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Beyond Snowden Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA by Timothy H. Edgar Beyond Snowden Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA

America's mass surveillance programs, once secret, can no longer be ignored. While Edward Snowden began the process in 2013 with his leaks of top secret documents, the Obama administration's own reforms have also helped bring the National Security Agency and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Black Site The CIA in the Post-9/11 World by Philip Mudd Black Site The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

A former top CIA executive captures the incredible pressure, bravery, and uncertainty of an agency pushed to the brink.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Spying Game by Al Cimino Spying Game

Throughout history, secret services have been employed by repressive regimes to keep the populace in check at home, while hiring agents to collect intelligence abroad. Britain's first secret service was established by Sir Francis Walsingham, secretary of state to Elizabeth...
Format: eBook - Released: 23/06/2017

Drone Warrior An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies by Brett Velicovich, Christopher S. Stewart Drone Warrior An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies
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A must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war. - General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency A former special operations member takes us inside...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2017

Dark Mirror Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State by Barton Gellman Dark Mirror Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State

Barton Gellman's informant called himself 'Verax' - the truth-teller. It was only later that Verax unmasked himself as Edward Snowden. By that point he had already shared thousands of files with Gellman. This book gives an insider account of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

The Spies of Winter The GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War by Sinclair McKay The Spies of Winter The GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War

Following on from the enormous success of his bestseller, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, Sinclair McKay now uncovers the story of what happened after the Second World War was over...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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