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Espionage & secret services books

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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

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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It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American FBI agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North...
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: 01/09/2017

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

Coming Soon

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: 30/11/2017

The Ghost the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley The Ghost the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton

A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for more than three tumultuous decades. Legendary head of the CIA James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected government officials...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Secret Intelligence A Reader by Richard J. Aldrich Secret Intelligence A Reader

This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence. Aiming to be more comprehensive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

Secret Intelligence A Reader by Richard J. Aldrich Secret Intelligence A Reader

This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence. Aiming to be more comprehensive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Intelligence and Politics An Introduction by Philip Davies Intelligence and Politics An Introduction

The 9/11 attacks, the public furores over intelligence following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and a succession of highly publicized inquiries on both of sides of the Atlantic, have served to amplify a rapidly growing interest in Intelligence Studies....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

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

Other books in this genre

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: 01/08/2017

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

The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards J Heuer The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2017

Intelligence Arabic by Julie Manning, Elisabeth Kendall Intelligence Arabic
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Offers user friendly lists of Arabic English intelligence terms with brief definitions, organised in thematic sections. This book includes common acronyms often found in intelligence reports, manuals and training course materials.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

We Know All About You The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America by Rhodri (Emeritus Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh) Jeffreys-Jones We Know All About You The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America
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The story of surveillance in Britain and the United States - from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to the era of wikileaks and the Snowden revelations in the twenty-first. The first history of its kind - and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017

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: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2017

Plots and Paranoia A History of Political Espionage in Britain 1790-1988 by Bernard Porter Plots and Paranoia A History of Political Espionage in Britain 1790-1988

Britain's secret state exists to protect her from 'enemies within'. It has always aroused controversy; on the one hand it is credited with preventing wars, revolutions and terrorism and on the other it is accused of subverting democratically elected governments...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2017

Citizen Spies The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society by Joshua Reeves Citizen Spies The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society

The history of recruiting citizens to spy on each other in the United States. Ever since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, we think about surveillance as the data-tracking digital technologies used by the likes of Google, the National Security...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2017

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