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CIA Intelligence Literature
Intelligence Literature: Suggested Reading List

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World War II & Before


Tracking the Axis Enemy The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence by Alan Harris Bath
Alan Harris Bath
Tracking the Axis Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence.
Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
An account of the importance naval intelligence played in WWII.

Grant's Secret Service The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox by William B. Feis
Willam B. Feis
Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
A look General Ulysses Grant's use of intelligence in the Civil War.


The Deceivers Allied Military Deception in the Second World War by Thaddeus Holt
Thaddeus Holt
The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War.
New York: Scribner, 2004.
A study of the various deception operations the Allies conducted against the Axis during WWII.

The Final Months of the War with Japan Signals Intelligence, U. S. Invasion Planning and the A-Bomb Decision by Douglas J. MacEachim
Douglas J. MacEachin
The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U.S. Invasion Planning, and the A-Bomb Decision.
Washington, D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1998.
The importance of signals intelligence at a critical juncture in WWII.

(CIA link)
David Robarge
Intelligence in the War for Independence.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1997.
Use of intelligence operations in America's fight for freedom.

P.K. Rose
Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Union Intelligence During the Civil War.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Study of Intelligence, 1999.
The story of African-American contributions to Union intelligence during the Civil War.
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Enigma The Battle for the Code by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Enigma: The Battle for the Code.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, inc., 2001.
The story of the incredible efforts of the Allies to obtain the Enigma machine and break the Nazi code.

The Code Book The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
Simon Singh
The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography.
New York: Doubleday, 1999.
A history of codes and ciphers and the role they play in warfare and politics.

Stalin's Secret War Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis, 1941-1945 (Modern War Studies) by Robert W. Stephan
Robert W. Stephan
Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis, 1941-1945.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
An examination of Soviet military counterintelligence and deception operations against the Nazis during WWII.


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CIA & OSS History


For the President's Eyes Only Secret Intelligence & the American Presidency from Washington to Bush by Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew
For the President's Eyes Only-Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush.
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.

The CIA Reality Vs. Myth by Ray S. Cline
Ray Cline
The CIA: Reality vs Myth--The Evolution of the Agency from Roosevelt to Reagan,
(Revised edition of The CIA under Reagan, Bush and Casey).
Washington, DC: Acropolis Books, 1982.
The author, a former top official of the Agency, discusses what clandestine work in an open society is like, why it is needed, and how it can be carried out effectively.

The Central Intelligence Agency An Instrument of Government, to 1950 by Arthur B. Darling
Arthur Darling
The Central Intelligence Agency An Instrument of Government to 1950.
State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.
A look at the bureaucratic struggles that led to the development of the CIA and the battles that ensued afterward.

Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 19462005 by Douglas F. Garthoff
Douglas F. Garthoff
Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community — 1946-2005
Washington, DC: Center for The Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2005.
A comprehensive study of how politics, institutions, and personalities influenced the DCI's ability to oversee the Intelligence Community.

The Book of Honor The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives by Ted Gup
Ted Gup
The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives
New York: Random House, 2000
Journalist Ted Gup presents the stories of many of the CIA officers who died in the service of their country.

America's Secret Power The CIA in a Democratic Society by Loch K. Johnson
Loch K. Johnson
America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Johnson, a professor at the University of Georgia who worked for the Church Committee, discusses both the history of the Agency and the theory of intelligence as he grapples with the issues of secret intelligence in a free society.


Foreign Intelligence Research and Analysis in the Office of Strategic Services, 1942-1945 by Barry M. Katz
Barry M. Katz
Foreign Intelligence: Research and Analysis in the Office of Strategic Services 1942-1945.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989
An intellectual history of OSS's Research and Analysis Branch.

The CIA at War Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror by Ronald Kessler
Ronald Kessler
The CIA At War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003
A look at the major events of the Agency from the 1980s to the present based mainly on interviews with DCIs and former Agency personnel.

The Central Intelligence Agency History and Documents by William M. Leary
William M. Leary, ed.
The Central Intelligence Agency: History and Documents.
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1984.
This book reprints Anne Karalekas's "History of the Central Intelligence Agency," originally published in Book IV of the Church Committee's report. Leary has added an introduction and an appendix of historical documents.


Honorable Treachery A History of Us Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA by G.J.A. O'Toole
G. J. A. O'Toole
Honorable Treachery: A History of Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991.
A wide-ranging study by a former Agency officer places intelligence in general and the CIA in particular in historical context.

The Agency The Rise and Decline of the CIA (A Touchstone book) by John Ranelagh
John Ranelagh
The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.
A comprehensive and well-researched history of the CIA written by a British author, this work provides a sharp description of the people and events that created the Agency. The most recent comprehensive treatment.

On the front lines of the Cold War Documents on the intelligence war in Berlin, 1946 to 1961 by Donald P. Steury
Donald P. Steury
On the Front Lines of the Cold War: Documents on the Intelligence War in Berlin, 1946-1961.
Washington, D.C.: CIA History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1999.
A look at the beginnings of the Cold War from the front lines of Berlin.

Donovan and the CIA A History of the Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency by Thomas F. Troy
Thomas F. Troy
Donovan and the CIA: A History of the Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1981.
Troy studies the concept of centralized intelligence from 1939-1947 and describes the bureaucratic battles involved in trying to establish a central intelligence organization. He had access to many classified documents, some of which appear in the book.

CIA Under Harry Truman by Michael Warner
Michael Warner, ed.
The CIA Under Harry Truman
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1994.
The early years of the Agency under the President who created it.

The Office of Strategic Services America's First Intelligence Agency by Michael Warner
Michael Warner
The Office of Strategic Services: America's First Intelligence Agency.
Washington, D.C.: CIA History Staff , Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2000.
The story of CIA's WWII predecessor.

Inside CIA's Private World Declassified Articles from the Agency`s Internal Journal, 1955-1992 by H. Bradford Westerfield
H. Bradford Westerfield, ed.
Inside the CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.
Declassified articles from the Agency's "Studies in Intelligence" authored by mostly CIA employees and covering a wide range of intelligence topics.

Cloak and Gown Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 by Robin W. Winks
Robin Winks
Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1987.
An account of the beginnings of the link between the American academic community and the Intelligence Community beginning with the creation and running of the Research and Analysis Branch of the OSS.


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Biographies & Memoirs



CIA SpyMaster by Clarence Ashley
Clarence Ashley
CIA Spymaster
Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 2004
A biography of legendary CIA case officer George Kisevalter, who handled the extremely important Soviet assets Pyotr Popov and Oleg Penkousky.

See No Evil The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War Against Terrorism by Robert Baer
Robert Baer
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism
New York: Crown Publishers, 2002
A Middle East case officer's memoirs of his Agency service from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s.

Autobiography of a spy by Mary Bancroft
Mary Bancroft
Autobiography of a Spy.
New York: Morrow, 1983.
The author worked for Allen Dulles in Switzerland in World War II.

The Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan by Anthony Cave Brown
Anthony Cave Brown
The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan
New York: Times Books, 1982.
The biography of the father of the Office of Strategic Services, CIA's predecessor.

Spy Handler Memoir of a KGB Officer The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames by Victor Cherkashin
Victor Cherkashin with Gregory Feifer
Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer
New York: Basic Books, 2005
When CIA officer Aldrich Ames and FBI special agent Robert Hanssen offered their services to the KGB, Victor Cherkashin was the man they encountered in the Washington Embassy. He tells his side of the story in this memoir.

A SPY FOR ALL SEASONS My Life In The CIA by Duane R. Clarridge
Duane R. Clarridge with Digby Diehl
A Spy For All Seasons: My Life in the CIA
Dulles, VA: Brassey’s, 2004
Colorful “Dewey” Clarridge was the role model for a dynamic case officer in the CIA that DCI Bill Casey wanted. Their interaction makes good reading as does the balance of Clarridge’s career during some turbulent times in the Cold War.

Lost Victory A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam by William Colby
William E. Colby with James McCarger
Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam.
Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1989.
Former DCI Colby tells of his role while serving intelligence and CIA Headquarters.

From the Shadows The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War by Robert M. Gates
Robert M. Gates
From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
Gates, a former Director of the CIA, gives an autobiographical look at the White House and National Security planning and policy during the five administrations in which he served.

CIA Life 10,000 Days With the Agency by Tom Gilligan
Tom Gilligan
CIA Life: 10,000 Days with the Agency.
Connecticut: Foreign Intelligence Press, 1991.
The author covers his 28-year career from his recruitment through his training as a CIA operations officer, culminating with his assignment as chief of applicant recruitment in New England.

Gentleman Spy The Life of Allen Dulles by Peter Grose
Peter Grose
Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
A biography of the Director who many consider a "legendary figure".

A Look Over My Shoulder A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency by Richard Helms
Richard Helms with William Hood
A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency.
New York: Random House, 2003.
Richard Helms, former OSS officer and longtime Director of Central Intelligence, looks at his career and world of intelligence. Helms reviews his role in many operations and discusses the relationship of the Agency with the White House and Congress.

China Hands Nine Decades Of Adventure, Espionage, And Diplomacy In Asia by James R. Lilley
James Lilley with Jeffrey Lilley
China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy.
New York: Public Affairs, 2004
A look at America's involvement in East Asia through the eyes of an operations officer who rose through the ranks to become the first Chief of Station in China and eventually Ambassador to that country

American Agent My Life in the CIA by Richard L. Holm
Richard L. Holm
The American Agent: My Life in the CIA.
London: St. Ermin's Press, 2003.
What is involved in being a CIA operations officer through the eyes of a retired officer. This book reviews an entire career, the type of training, various assignments, family considerations, and retirement considerations.

The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking by David Kahn
David Kahn
The Reader of Gentleman's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
The story of the man who revolutionized code breaking in America, making it part of peace time intelligence gathering and not just for war.

Spymaster My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West by Oleg Kalugin
Oleg Kalugin
Spymaster: My 32 years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West.
New York: Basic Books, 2009.
The head of the former KGB tells about life in the intelligence world on the other side.

The Twilight of Democracy by Patrick Kennon
Patrick E. Kennon
The Twilight of Democracy.
New York: Doubleday, 1995.
The author offers the lessons he learned from his 25 years as a global political analyst for the CIA.

Cold Warrior James Jesus Angleton - The CIA's Master Spy Hunter by Tom Mangold
Tom Mangold
Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: The CIA's Master Spy Hunter.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
Mangold is a BBC producer whose biography of the CIA's famous head of counterintelligence will probably hold the field until the Agency releases its files on such topics as the investigation of Soviet defectors' claims.

The Master of Disguise My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez
Antonio J. Mendez
The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA.
New York: Morrow, 1999.
The story of the ex-operative whose blend of artistry and insight saved many lives in the field.

General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence, October 19500 by Ludwell Montague
Ludwell Lee Montague
General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence.
University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992.
The biography of the DCI credited with defining the Agency's structure and mission in its early years.

A Spy's Journey A CIA Memoir by Floyd Paseman
Floyd L. Paseman
A Spy’s Journey: A CIA Memoir
St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2004
A fine candid account of how a young man comes to join the CIA’s clandestine service, raise a family, and rise to high position after a number of careers ups and downs.

Casey The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey From the OSS to the CIA by Joseph E. Persico
Joseph E. Persico
Casey: From the OSS to the CIA.
New York: Viking Penguin, 1990.
The biography of William J. Casey, Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987.

The night watch by David Atlee Phillips
David Atlee Phillips
The Night Watch: 25 Years of Peculiar Service.
New York: Atheneum, 1977.
The memoirs of a senior CIA operations officer whose career involved many of the Agency's most important covert activities.

The Man Who Kept the Secrets by Thomas Powers
Thomas Powers
The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
An account of the evolution of CIA as seen in the professional career of Richard Helms, from his OSS service in World War II through his years as Director of Central Intelligence from 1966-1973.

Lost Crusader The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby by John Prados
John Prados
Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
The story of the career of the former OSS officer and Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby, who served during a controversial period in the Agency's history.

The VERY BEST MEN Four Who Dared The Early Years of the CIA by Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas
The Very Best Men--Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the CIA.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Written by the first "outsider" allowed to see the CIA's own secret histories of its operations in the first twenty years of its existence. This book relates how the Agency saw itself through the eyes of the men who made the history.

At the Center of the Storm My Years at the CIA by George Tenet
George Tenet
At the Center of the Storm.
New York: HarperLuxe, 2007.
The controversial memoir by the DCI whose tenure spanned 9/11, the fall of the Taliban, the Iraq WMD debate, and the first phase of the war in Iraq.

Secrecy and Democracy by Stansfield Turner
Stansfield Turner
Secrecy and Democracy--The CIA in Transition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
The author reviews his controversial tenure as DCI under President Carter. He discusses the problems involved in operating a secret intelligence organization in a democratic society.

Man Without A Face by Markus Wolf
Markus Wolf
Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Great Spymaster.
New York: Random House, 1997.
The story of the head of the East German foreign intelligence service, one of the most professional and successful opponents faced by the CIA.


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Women in Intelligence


A Life In Secrets Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah Helm
Sarah Helm
A Life In Secrets: The Story of Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE
London: Little Brown, 2005
In the “man’s world” of WWII European intelligence, Atkins rose quickly to a key position in Britain’s Special; Operations Executive (SOE) selecting agents and sending them to Europe. After the war she went searching for those who hadn't returned. This book tells her story.

Cast No Shadows by Mary S. Lovell
Mary S. Lovell
Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
The story of Amy Elizabeth Thorpe Pack who spied for the British Security Coordination and the Office of Strategic Services. Her work led to the acquisition of the Italian and French naval ciphers prior to America's landing in North Africa and other critical data.

Denial and Deception An Insider's View of the CIA by Melissa Boyle Mahle
Melissa Boyle Mahle
Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11
New York, Nation Books, 2004
The author was a successful operations officer in the CIA’s clandestine service. In he book she tells how that came about, what the training was like, and share some of her experiences in espionage.

Sisterhood of Spies The Women of the OSS by Elizabeth P. McIntosh
Elizabeth P. McIntosh
Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.
Veteran of the OSS, Elizabeth McIntosh relates her own experiences and those of fellow OSS women in this book that reveals interesting stories and long kept secrets from WWII.

The Wolves at the Door The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy by Judith L. Pearson
Judith Pearson
Wolves At The Door : The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy
Guildford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2005
Pearson tells the story of American Virginia Hall who became first a British agent with the French resistance, then an OSS officer behind the Nazi lines, and finally a CIA officer. All this despite the slight handicap of her wooden leg. She was the only women in WWII to receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Female Intelligence Women and Espionage in the First World War by Tammy M. Proctor
Tammy M. Proctor
Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War.
New York: New York University Press, 2003.
This book examines several important but little known espionage cases involving female spies during WWI.

Women in the Resistance by Margaret L. Rossiter
Margaret Rossiter
Women in the Resistance.
New York: Praeger, 1991.
Stories of the Allied women who were part of the WWII resistance movement behind German lines.

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy by Elizabeth R. Varon
Elizabeth R. Varon
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
New details from archives highlight this biography of this very successful Union agent who lived in the South.


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Operations: Counterintelligence


Confessions of a Spy by Pete Earley
Pete Earley
Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997.
The most complete story of the Aldrich Ames spy case.

Mole/the True Story of the First Russian Spy to Become an American Counterspy by William Hood
William Hood
Mole.
New York: W. W. Norton, 1987.
This story about a Russian mole in the Soviet military intelligence service and his CIA case officer illustrates the use of tradecraft in espionage.

Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad How to Be a Counterintelligence Officer by William R. Johnson
William R. Johnson
Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How To Be A Counterintelligence Officer
Bethesda, MD: Stone Trail; Press, 1987
The single best introductory book on the subject. Written by a professional of particular merit, it covers all the basics of counterintelligence.

The Falcon and the Snowman A True Story of Friendship & Espionage by Robert Lindsey
Robert Lindsey
The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Friendship and Espionage.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1980.
The story of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Lee, whose espionage compromised satellite collection capabilities.

Wilderness of Mirrors Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents by David C. Martin
David C. Martin
Wilderness of Mirrors
New York: Bantam Books, Inc. 1980.
A controversial yet thought-provoking treatment of some well-known intelligence cases from a counterintelligence perspective.

The Spy Who Got Away The Inside Story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA Agent Who Betrayed His Country's Secrets and Escaped to Moscow by David Wise
David Wise
The Spy Who Got Away: The Inside Story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA Agent Who Betrayed His Country's Secrets and Escaped to Moscow.
New York: Random House, 1988.
The story of a former CIA agent who went to the other side.

Spy The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise
David Wise
Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI’s Robert Hanssen Betrayed America.
New York: Random House, 2002.
The story of former FBI agent Robert Hanssen's life as a spy and the government's hunt to capture him.


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Operations: Espionage


The Sword & the Shield The Mitrokhin Archive & the Secret History of the KGB by Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB.
New York: Basic Books, 1999
This book is based on KGB archival documents describing people and operations in the West from the 1920s to 1984. There is much new here; spies are exposed, operations described and KGB procedures detailed. A monumental contribution to Cold War espionage history.

The World Was Going Our Way by Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew and Vasli Mitrokhin
The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB Battle For the Third World
New York: Basic Books, 2005
This is the second volume based on Mitrokhin’s documents stolen from the KGB archives and leaves no doubt as to Soviet strategic objectives in the Third World.

The Main Enemy The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB by Milton Bearden
Milt Bearden and James Risen
The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB
New York: Random House, 2003
A best treatment in one book of the Aldrich Ames and Roberts Hanssen cases, CIA operations in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, and the career of a well-known case officer.

Partners at the Creation The Men Behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments by James H. Critchfield
James H. Critchfield
Partners At The Creation: The Men Behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2004.
The story of how CIA post WWII assisted Germany in establishing their foreign intelligence service.

A Short Course in the Secret War, 4th Edition by Christopher Felix
Christopher Felix [pseudonym for James McCarger]
A Short Course in the Secret War.
New York: Dell Books, 1988.
Second edition. (revised)
A textbook of basic espionage techniques, tradecraft, and day-to day operations in the world of spies.

Battleground Berlin CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War by David E. Murphy
David E. Murphy, Sergei A. Kondrashev, and George Bailey
Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.
Definitive account of intelligence operations in Berlin written by a trio of insiders, Murphy (CIA), Kondrashev (KGB) and Bailey (journalist and intelligence officer). The authors had access to CIA and KGB archives.

Central Intelligence Agency's Secret Operations Espionage, Counterespionage and Covert Action by Harry K. Rositzke
Harry A. Rositzke
CIA's Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Action.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1988.
Candid review of Agency clandestine activities during the first 30 years of the Cold War by a former CIA operations officer.

The Spy Who Saved the World How a Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War by Jerrold L. Schecter
Jerrold L. Schechter and Peter Deriabin
The Spy Who Saved the World: How a Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War.
New York: Scribner's, 1992.
The story of how Col. Oleg Penkovsky, a GRU officer working jointly for the CIA and the British, passed secrets about the Soviet missile program to the U.S. in the early 1960's. Penkovsky's efforts were instrumental in shaping the response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Schechter had access to newly declassified CIA files on Penkovsky.

A Secret Life The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country by Benjamin Weiser
Benjamin Weiser
A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country.
New York: Public Affairs, 2004.
The biography of the Polish Army Colonel who became the CIA's most important asset during the tumultuous Solidarity period.


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Operations: Covert Action


Feet to the Fire CIA Covert Operations in Indonesia, 1957-1958 (Special Warfare Series) by Kenneth Conboy
Kenneth J. Conboy
Feet to the Fire: CIA Covert Operations in Indonesia, 1957-1958.
Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.
An examination of an early covert action operation in Indonesia.

The CIA's Secret War in Tibet by Kenneth Conboy
Kenneth J. Conboy and James Morrison
The CIA’s Secret War in Tibet.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
The story of CIA's involvement in Tibet's revolt against China.

Executive Secrets Covert Action And the Presidency by William J. Daugherty
William J. Daugherty
Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency
Lexington, KY: 2004.
An experienced covert action operations officer tells what today’s covert actions involve and how they work under the constraints imposed by Congress.

Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence by Roy Godson
Roy Godson
Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards: U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence.
Washington: Brassey's, 1996.
Godson takes a look at counterintelligence and covert action during the past 45 years. Though both elements aren't always grouped together, this book establishes the author's opinion that the combination of the two helped this country achieve many objectives not possible through conventional means.

Raiders of the China Coast CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War (Special Warfare Series) by Frank Holober
Frank Holober
Raiders of the China Coast: CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War (Special Warfare Series).
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.
The world of clandestine partisan operations during the Korean War.

Facing Reality From World Federalism to the CIA by Cord Meyer
Cord Meyer
Facing Reality: From World Federalism to the CIA.
New York: Harper & Row, 1980.
The story of the career of a Yale graduate and World War II Marine hero whose postwar idealism finally brought him to the CIA, where he became a senior operations officer and head of its covert action operations.

Safe for Democracy The Secret Wars of the CIA by John Prados
John Prados
Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2006.
A recently revised version of Prados's comprehensive, critical overview of U.S. presidents' reliance on Agency and military covert actions to achieve foreign policy objectives.

Countercoup The Struggle by Kermit Roosevelt
Kermit Roosevelt
Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1979.
Story of the Agency's most notorious covert action that involved the coup that overthrew Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq in August 1953. Roosevelt, one of the Agency's Iranian experts, was in charge of the operation.


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Analysis


War of Numbers An Intelligence Memoir by Sam Adams
Sam Adams
War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir.
South Royalton, Vermont: Steerforth Press, 1994.
The story of a well-documented controversy between Sam Adams and the Pentagon.

New Frontiers of Intelligence Analysis Shared Threats, Diverse Perspectives, New Communities by Carol Dumaine (ed.)
Carol Dumaine and L. Sergio Germani (eds.)
New Frontiers of Intelligence Analysis: Shared Threats, Diverse Perspectives, New Communities
Washington, DC: Sherman Kent School, Central Intelligence Agency, 2005.
These imaginative articles discus various analytic techniques and concepts that suggest ways current practices can be improved, and the problems of dealing with vast amounts of open source and classified data.

At Cold War's End by Benjamin Fischer
Ben B. Fischer
At Cold War's End: U.S. Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-1991.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1999.
A look at intelligence gathered at the end of the cold war.

CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers Three Episodes 1962 - 1968 by Harold P. Ford
Harold P. Ford
CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes 1962-1968.
Washington, D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1998.
Three case studies show how policymakers used CIA intelligence during the Vietnam War.

Analyzing Intelligence Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations by Roger Z. George
Roger Z. George and James B. Bruce, eds.
Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations.
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2008.
A collection of insightful articles by experts inside and outside the Agency dealing with the history, practice, and purposes of intelligence analysis.

CIA's Analysis of The Soviet Union 1947-1991 by Gerald Haines
Gerald K. Haines and Robert E. Leggett, eds.
CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union 1947-1991.
Washington, D.C.: CIA History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2001.
A look at CIA's analytical performance during the Cold War through recently declassified documents.

Getting to Know the President CIA Briefings of Presidential Candidates 1952-1992 by John L. Helgerson
John Helgerson
Getting to Know the President: CIA Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-1992.
Washington, DC: Center for Study of Intelligence, CIA, 1995.
A look at how Agency briefers attempt to adapt their briefings to the experience, priorities and working patterns for each president.

The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer Jr.
Richards J. Heuer, Jr.
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2000
An examination of the analytical thought process.

Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy by Sherman Kent
Sherman Kent
Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966.
A look at analysis and the theory and practice of intelligence, written in 1949 by an OSS veteran and Yale professor who helped establish CIA's Board of National Estimates in 1950 and led that office for many years.

Assessing The Soviet Threat The Early Cold War Years by Woodrow J. Kuhns
Woodrow J. Kuhns
Assessing the Soviet Threat: The Early Cold War Years.
Washington, D.C. : Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1997.
CIA's production of analysis in the early years of the cold war.

Intentions and Capabilities Estimates on Soviet Strategic Forces, 1950-1983 by Donald P. Steury
Donald P. Steury, ed.
Intentions and Capabilities: Estimates on Soviet Strategic Forces, 1950-1983. [PDF 43MB*]
Washington, D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1996.
A look at Intelligence Community estimates on the strength of the former Soviet Union.

Sherman Kent and the Board of National Estimates Collected Essays by Donald P. Steury
Donald P. Steury, ed.
Sherman Kent and the Board of National Estimates: Collected Essays.
Washington, D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1996.
The collected writings of the father of intelligence analysis and estimates


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Technology



Body of Secrets Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford
James Bamford
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra Secret National Security Agency from the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century
New York: Doubleday, 2001
A follow-on to his book, The Puzzle Palace, Bamford updates the organizational and technical changes that have occurred and adds the closest look yet at the USS Liberty shooting incident.

The Puzzle Palace Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization by James Bamford
James Bamford
The Puzzle Palace: A Report on America's Most Secret Agency.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1982.
A journalistic account of the history of NSA.

Mayday Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair by Michael Richard Beschloss
Michael R. Beschloss
Mayday: Eisenhower, Khruschev and the U-2 Affair.
New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
An in-depth look at the personalities, politics and events surrounding the shoot down of the U-2 plane on May 1, 1960.

Eyeball to Eyeball The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Dino A. Brugioni
Dino Brugioni
Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
New York: Random House, 1990.
An "I was there" account by one of the CIA's senior photo-interpreters. This book details the importance of technical collection and how policymakers use intelligence.

Deep Black Space Espionage and National Security by William E. Burrows
William Burrows
Deep Black: Space Espionage and National Security.
New York: Random House, 1986.
Journalist Burrows surveys the American overhead reconnaissance program.

Eye in the Sky The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) by Brian Latell
Dwayne Day, John M. Logsdon, and Brian Latell, eds.,
Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.
A collection of essays dealing with the technical, political, and strategic aspects of the United States' first espionage satellite program.

Ultimate Spy Book by H. Keith Melton
H. Keith Melton
Ultimate Spy
London & New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd., 2002 (2nd ed).
A pictorial history of tradecraft devices and how they were used.

CIA Special Weapons & Equipment Spy Devices of the Cold War by H. Keith Melton
H. Keith Melton
CIA Special Weapons and Equipment: Spy Devices of the Cold War.
New York: Sterling Publishing, 1993.
The "tools of the trade" from one of the largest private collections of spy devices in the world.

Cia And The U-2 Program, 1954-1974 by Gregory W. Pedlow
Gregory W. Pedlow and Donald E. Welzenbach
The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974.
Washington, D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1998.
The well documented declassified official history of Agency's first manned overhead reconnaissance program.

50 Years of the U-2 The Complete Illustrated History of the "Dragon Lady" by Chris Pocock
Chris Pocock
50 Years of the U-2: The Complete Illustrated History of the "Dragon Lady"
Atlen, PA; Schiffer Military History, 2005
A fine book about the spy plane that made intelligence history.

Skunk Works A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed by Ben R. Rich
Ben R. Rich with Leo Janos
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1994.
A history of the U-2, the SR-71 (Black-bird), and the stealth fighter with a bureaucratic melody underlying the astounding success of Lockheed's most famous secret division.

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David Robarge
Archangel.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2007.
A brief official history of the Agency's innovative spyplane, based largely on newly declassified documents.

Corona America's First Satellite Program by Kevin C Ruffner
Kevin Ruffner, ed.
CORONA: America's First Satellite Program. [18.4MB*]
Washington, DC: CIA History Staff, 1995.
A collection of declassified documents and imagery from the CORONA program.

Blind Man's Bluff The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag
Sherry Sontag
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage.
New York: Public Affairs, 1998.
Little known tales of underwater espionage.

Secret Empire Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage by Philip Taubman
Phillip Taubman
Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
A good overview of the technological advances in aerial and satellite reconnaissance in the 1950s and 1960s.


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War On Terrorism



Ghost Wars The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan & Bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
Steve Coll
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001.
New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
An examination of the military, political, and intelligence events leading up to 9/11.

The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition) by The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Thomas H. Kean, Chair
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Authorized Edition
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004; hardbound with index. Also available at http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/911com.... [external link disclaimer]
An investigation and analysis of the facts and incidents that led to 9/11, with recommendations for organizational changes that eventually led to t he creation of the Director of National; Intelligence.

Forecasting Terrorism Indicators and Proven Analytic Techniques by Sundri K. Khalsa
Sundri Khalsa
Forecasting Terrorism: Indications of Proven Analytic Techniques
Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press: 2004.
A book for beginners on what to look for when thinking about potential terrorist acts.

1000 Years for Revenge by Peter Lance
Peter Lance
1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI – The Untold Story
New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
A well documented account of the events leading up to 9/11 with emphasis on the role of the FBI.

Understanding Terror Networks by Marc Sageman
Marc Sageman
Understanding Terror Networks
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
This former CIA analyst gives a very readable account of the fundamentals of terrorist networks.

First In An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary Schroen
Gary Schroen
First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
New York: Ballantine Books, 2005.
Within hours of the 9/11 attacks, Gary Schroen was planning to take a team to Afghanistan to support the resistance and assess the situation on the ground. This book is his firsthand account of those 40 days.

Terrorism and Democracy by Stansfield Turner
Stansfield Turner
Terrorism and Democracy
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991
Former DCI Turner lays out his views on what would become the nations number one threat after 9/11.

Al Qaeda in Europe The New Battleground of International Jihad by Lorenzo Vidino
Lorenzo Vidino with a Foreword by Steven Emerson
Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2006
A view of al-Qaeda from various national perspectives with a discussion of how each plans to deal with the threat.


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General Interest



Knowing Your Friends Intelligence Inside Alliances and Coalitions from 1914 to the Cold War (Studies in Intelligence) by Martin S. Alexander
Martin S. Alexander
Knowing Your Friends: Intelligence Inside Alliances and Coalitions from 1914 to the Cold War (Cass Series-Studies in Intelligence).
London; Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1998.
A study on how intelligence is used to understand allies as well.

The CIA and Congress The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy by David M. Barrett
David M. Barrett
The CIA And Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy
Lawrence, KS: The University Press of Kansas, 2005
A well documented treatment of the sometimes stormy relationship between the law makers and the early intelligence community.

Best Truth Intelligence in the Information Age by Bruce D. Berkowitz
Bruce D. Berkowitz and Allen E. Goodman
Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000
The authors look at the problems in today’s intelligence community and suggest what can be done to correct the problems they identify.

The Future of American Intelligence (Hoover Institution Press Publication) by Peter Berkowitz
Peter Berkowitz (ed.)
The Future of American Intelligence
Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2005
This book contains a series of provocative articles that make suggestions for the future on a broad range topics from intelligence and the Congress, to counterintelligence, basic espionage, counterinsurgency intelligence, and the problems that come with major reorganizations.

The Craft of Intelligence America's Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World by Allen W. Dulles
Allen Dulles
The Craft of Intelligence.
New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
Dulles presents the history of intelligence, describes techniques of espionage and counterespionage, and discusses the role of intelligence in international events from World War II through 1961.

War by Other Means Economic Espionage in America by John J. Fialka
John J. Fialka
War By Other Means: Economic Espionage in America.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.
An examination of American industry in the post-cold war world becoming the target of foreign governments and corporations seeking to drain its brains and technology.

A Cold War conundrum The 1983 Soviet war scare  by Ben B Fischer
Ben B. Fischer
A Cold War Conundrum: The 1983 Soviet War Scare.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1997.
An examination of a potentially perilous time in cold war history.

Ethics of Spying A Reader for the Intelligence Professional by Jan Goldman
Jan Goldman
Ethics of Spying
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2006
A collection of articles looking at the elements of ethical behavior and asking whether there is any reason that a intelligence professional, as opposed, for example, to a doctor or politician, should have difficulty behaving ethically?

KGB The Inside Story of Its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev by Christopher Andrew
Oleg Gordievsky and Christopher Andrew
KGB, The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev.
New York: Harper Collins, 1990.
A history of the KGB and the career of one of its senior officers who for eleven years was one of the West's most important spies.

The Great Game The Myths and Reality of Espionage by Frederick P. Hitz
Frederick P. Hitz
The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
A contrasting look between the reality versus the fictional treatment of espionage from a former CIA officer's point of view.

Secret Intelligence and Public Policy A Dilemma of Democracy by Pat M. Holt
Pat M. Holt
Secret Intelligence and Public Policy: A Dilemma of Democracy
Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1995
A former staff member of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Pat Holt offers practical advice on basic intelligence and about how intelligence and the Congress should function. constructively.

Strategic Intelligence Windows into a Secret World by James J. Wirtz
Loch Johnson and James Wirtz (eds.)
Strategic Intelligence: Windows Into a Secret World—An Anthology
Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company, 2004.
A collection of articles that discuss the major issues of strategic intelligence—covert action, espionage, liaison with foreign services, and the problems of politicalization.

Our first line of defense presidential reflections on US intelligence  by Scott Koch
Scott Koch and Brian D. Fila
Our First Line of Defense, Presidential Reflections.
Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1996.
A compilation of presidential opinions on U.S. intelligence.

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence by Walter Laqueur
Walter Laqueur
A World of Secrets: The Uses and Limits of Intelligence.
New York: Basic Books, 1985.
This work takes a critical look at how intelligence is used to understand foreign events that may affect the U.S.

Intelligence From Secrets to Policy by Mark M. Lowenthal
Mark M. Lowenthal
Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy.
Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2006. (3rd ed.)
An informative discussion about intelligence and the intelligence community.

The Fourth World War Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism by Count De Marenches
Count de Alexandre Marenches
The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1992.
Count de Alexandre de Marenches, the longest serving chief of French Intelligence gives a long-range forecast for the future of intelligence gathering.

Wedge by Mark Riebling
Mark Riebling
Wedge: The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
The title refers to the arbitrary division between domestic counterintelligence activity and foreign counterintelligence which created a "fundamentally flawed intelligence system."

Transforming U.S. Intelligence by Burton Gerber
Jennifer Sims and Burton Gerber (eds.)
Transforming Intelligence
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005.
An academic and a intelligence professional present a very interesting collection of articles on various topics from the ethics to the operational problems associated with intelligence.

The Agency and the Hill The CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004 by L. Britt Snider
Britt Snider
The Agency and the Hill: CIA's Relations with Congress, 1946-2004.
Washington, D.C.: CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2008.
A study of the CIA's relationship with Congress.

The Central Intelligence Agency Security under Scrutiny (Understanding Our Government) by Richard Immerman
Athan Theoharis, Richard Immerman, Loch Johnson, Kathryn Olmsted, and John Prados
The Central Intelligence Agency: Security under Scrutiny
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006
A look at the CIA since its inception, with entries on its leaders and more on the various successes and controversies that are part of its history.

Spymasters Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words by Ralph E. Weber
Ralph Edward Weber, ed.
Spymasters: Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words.
Wilmington, Del: SR Books, 1999.
Ten former top-ranking CIA officers give their perspectives on the American intelligence world, its practices and the issues it faces.


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Reference



Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence by Rodney P. Carlisle
Rodney P. Carlisle, (ed.)
Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2 volumes
Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006
Includes short commentary on the famous and important cases of espionage and gives the student a basis for further research. As with all encyclopedias, important details are sometimes in error and should be checked before citing.

Intelligence and espionage An analytical bibliography by George C Constantinides
George Constantinides
Intelligence and Espionage: An Analytical Bibliography
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1983
Though somewhat out of date, this remains a fine bibliography with crisp incisive comments for many important books.

The Literary Spy The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence by Charles E. Lathrop
Charles E. Lathrop
The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage and Intelligence
New Haven: CT: Yale University Press, 2004
This unique book offers 3,000 quotations on the intelligence profession arranged in 64 categories.

The Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage From the Revolutionary War to the Present by G.J.A. O'Toole
G. J. A. O'Toole
The Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage
New York: Facts on File, 1988.
Compendium of the people, events, terms and tools that played a role in the history of intelligence in America.

American Intelligence, 1775-1990 A Bibliographical Guide (The New War/Peace Bibliographical, No. 2) by Neal H. Petersen
Neal H. Petersen
American Intelligence, 1775-1990: A Bibliographical Guide
Claremont, CA: Regina Books: 1992
The most comprehensive bibliographic treatment of the topic with entries in categories for easier identification. Though not annotated, this volume gives a good idea of what was available until the end of the Cold War.

Stalking the history of the Office of Strategic Services An OSS bibliography by Dan C Pinck
Dan C. Pinck, Geoffrey M.T. Jones, and Charles T. Pinck
Stalking the History of the Office of Strategic Services: An OSS Bibliography.
Boston: The OSS/Donovan Press, 2000.
A comprehensive guide to books about the OSS.

Spy Book The Encyclopedia of Espionage by Norman Polmar
Norman Polmar
Spy Book:The Encyclopedia of Espionage
New York: Random House, 2004
By far the best of the espionage encyclopedias, though not without some relatively small detail errors.

The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction Report to the President of the United States by Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities
The Honorable Laurence H. Silberman and The Honorable Charles S. Robb (co-chairmen).
The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction: Report to the President of the United States
(Washington, DC: GPO, 2005). Also available at http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/wmdcom.... [external link disclaimer]
Every aspect of intelligence operations, analysis, and support, is examined in an effort to determine why estimates concluded WMD existed in Iraq when none were ever found.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1945-1950 Emergence of the Intelligence Establishment (Foreign Relations of the United States) by Glenn W LaFantasie
United States Department of State
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1945-1950, Emergence of the Intelligence Establishment.
Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1996.
A definitive collection of declassified documents on the events and legislation that created CIA.

United States Intelligence An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of Social Science) by Bruce W. Watson
Bruce W. Watson
United States Intelligence: An Encyclopedia.
New York: Garland Publishers, 1990.
Listing of terms and events pertinent to the world of intelligence gathering.


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