bookshelves

all (5115)
« 1 »

cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
 
Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War
3.14
I'm on record as thinking that biographers shouldn't get too cozy with their subjects. But they shouldn't sneer at them either, and here, Vaughan is s...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Courting Danger: My Adventure in World-Class Tennis, Golden-Age Hollywood, and High-Stakes......
4.14
More like 3.5. I enjoyed this book. It is more a personal memoir than a tennis memoir, but it touched on several things I enjoy reading about. Note th...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Our Kind of Traitor
3.33
Yes, I know it's fiction. I mostly snagged this from the library because I saw it had something to do with tennis. The narrative style wasn't really t...more
not set
Nov 17, 2010
 
Back to Bokhara
3.67
This is an interesting memoir/travel story of a Scottish diplomat's visit to the Soviet Union. However, there are apparently two earlier such narrativ...more
not set
May 07, 2010
 
The Expats
3.39
The ending was kind of a letdown. I felt like the buildup was for something less happy.
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor
3.20
Interesting subject, but right now I don't feel like reading a book that I have to be constantly assessing for veracity.
not set
Jan 06, 2013
 
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
3.26
It's interesting to know that this was going on, but ... I don't know, somehow this particular book just didn't hold my attention. Possibly because th...more
Nov 09, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
A Strange Death A Story Discovered In Palestine
3.00
This sort of read like L.M. Montgomery, of all things - there was a nigh-overwhelming proportion of local trivia. I'd rather not read something I feel...more
not set
Nov 03, 2008
 
Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
3.64
An interesting look at behind the scenes work on counterterrorism from the mid-80s to the early 90s. Good complement to something like Chief of Statio...more
Sep 26, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
 
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA
3.45
None
not set
Sep 23, 2010
 
Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone
3.47
None
Sep 2007
Sep 08, 2007
 
The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service
3.38
None
not set
Oct 17, 2008
 
Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
4.13
None
not set
Jan 11, 2008
 
L.A. Woman
3.15
None
not set
Nov 30, 2008
 
Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era
3.36
None
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 28, 2009
 
Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing
3.63
None
not set
Jan 28, 2010
 
Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
3.43
None
not set
Nov 29, 2007
 
Double Death: The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy
3.36
None
not set
Jul 07, 2010
 
Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence
3.14
None
not set
Sep 29, 2008
 
Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent
3.97
None
not set
Nov 29, 2007
 
Of Spies and Spokesmen: My Life as a Cold War Correspondent
3.67
None
not set
Nov 30, 2010
 
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
4.10
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
3.85
None
not set
Nov 29, 2007
 
Dropshot
3.67
None
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
The shooting star: Denis Rake, MC : a clandestine hero of the Second World War
0.00
None
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Secret War Heroes
3.83
None
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin
3.41
None
not set
Nov 29, 2007
 
KGB: The Inside Story of Its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev
3.81
None
not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussiers Secret War, 1942-1945
2.50
None
not set
Jun 19, 2012
 
The Spy Beside the Sea: The Extraordinary Wartime Story of Dorothy O'Grady
2.00
None
not set
Jun 24, 2012
Rss More books shelved as 'espionage' »
« previous 1