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Left of Boom

by Douglas Laux & Ralph Pezzullo

On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence...


The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

by Tricia Jenkins

"Jenkins's book raises serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood and the extent to which we consume propaganda from one through the other. . . . Should the CIA...


Drones

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

by Michael V. Hayden

An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change

 

For General Michael Hayden,...


The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism

by Samuel M. Katz

The untold story of the Ya’mas, Israel's special forces undercover team that infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada.

It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against...


United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists

by Peter Bergen

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present

 

Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have...


The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt

by Julian Borger

The gripping, untold story of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and how the perpetrators of Balkan war crimes were captured by the most successful manhunt in history

Written with a...


The Bureau

by Ronald Kessler

No institution is as critically important to America's security. No American institution is as controversial. And, after the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no institution is as powerful. Yet until...


Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland--and How to Thwart Them

by Michael Mccaul

From the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, a gripping look at the most dangerous and unexpected threats to our national security—and the actions needed to protect us....


The CIA at War

by Ronald Kessler

With the CIA at the core of the war on terror, no agency is as important to preserving America's freedom. Yet the CIA is a closed and secretive world-impenetrable to generations of journalists-and few Americans...


Spying Through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against  the Soviet Union, 1945-1946

by David Alvarez & Eduard Mark

For the period between World War II and the full onset of the Cold War, histories of American intelligence seem to go dark. Yet in those years a little known clandestine organization, the Strategic Services...


A Season of Inquiry Revisited: The Church Committee Confronts America's Spy Agencies

by Loch K. Johnson

The original edition of A Season of Inquiry, first published in 1986, offered the public an insider's account of the workings of the Church investigation and of the nation's espionage agencies, including the...


100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

by Clint Emerson

A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation....


Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2016

by Joby Warrick

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

“A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington PostPeople Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews

In...


Near and Distant Neighbors

by Jonathan Haslam

A revelatory and pathbreaking account of the highly secretive world of the Soviet intelligence services

A uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam's Near and...


The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire

by WikiLeaks & Julian Assange

Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policy

When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world...


Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone

by Scott Shane

    Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to...


Special Branch

by Ray Wilson & Ian Adams

Initially tasked with combatting the threat of Irish republican terrorists in the reign of Queen Victoria, the Metropolitan Police Special Branch went on to play a major role in the defence of the realm for...


The Spy Who Painted the Queen

by Phil Tomaselli

In 1917 noted society portrait painter Philip de László, who painted such luminaries as the Pope, the Austrian emperor, King Edward VII and Pricne Louis Battenberg, was subjected to a secret tribunal which...


Agent 407

by Olivia Forsyth

"I owe it to many people, and to myself, to set the record straight. There have been many versions of parts of the story in the press over the years, many lies overlaid with truths and truths overlaid with lies....