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The Ghost

by Jefferson Morley

"The best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived." - Tim Weiner, National Book Award-winning author of Legacy of Ashes

A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid...


Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man

by David Howard

A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in ‘70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting

 

1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack...


Spy Schools

by Daniel Golden

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.

Grounded in extensive research...


Marita: The Spy Who Loved Castro

by Marita Lorenz

The dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, soon to be the subject of a major film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Few people can say they’ve seen some of...


LIFE Inside the World of Spies: The Lives They Lead. The Secrets They Keep.

by The Editors of Life

The truth about espionage goes much deeper than the Bond types that fill our big screen. Mary Queen of Scots, the Man in the Iron Mask, Mata Hari, the Enigma machine, the CIA, Watergate, and WikiLeaks: Spies...


Cast No Shadow

by Mary S. Lovell

The legend of Betty Pack is simple enough. She was a beautiful American spy recruited first by the British Secret lntelligence Service in 1938 and later by the American OSS. Her method of obtaining information...


Burn After Reading

by Ladislas Farago

Espionage has played a conspicuous and often memorable part in every war of history, but it was not until the Second World War that it became a kind of Fourth Estate of war. The nature and scope of this bitter...


Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

by Henry Hemming

Spying is the art of knowing who to trust-and who to betray

Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more...


A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenkoand Putin's War with the West

by Luke Harding

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original.

On November...


How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

by Edward Jay Epstein

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting...


The Riddle

by Maldwin Drummond

A new edition of the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, now beautifully illustrated by Martyn Mackrill. It includes details of Childers’ own sailing...


The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story

by Serhii Plokhy

In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the...


Target JFK: The Spy Who Killed Kennedy?

by Robert K. Wilcox

He was born in Buenos Aires and educated in Geneva and Cuba. He was a daring WWII paratrooper who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day. He was a handsome, charming man who briefly worked as a Hollywood stuntman....


The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's StolenSecrets

by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI’s hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan—known as the Spy Who Couldn’t Spell.

 

Before Edward Snowden’s infamous data breach,...


Liberty Lady: A True Story of Love and Espionage in WWII Sweden

by Pat DiGeorge

Liberty Lady is the true story of a WWII bomber and its crew forced to land in neutral Sweden during the Eighth Air Force’s first large-scale daylight bombing raid on Berlin. 1st Lt. Herman Allen was interned...


Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged theNazis and Changed the Nature of War

by Ben Macintyre

The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue

 

Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling,...


Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

by Gordon Corera

The previously untold—and previously highly classified—story of the conflux of espionage and technology, with a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to...


SAS: With the Maquis in Action with the French Resistance: June - September 1944

by Ian Wellstead

On the night of 5/6 June 1944, D-Day, a Lockheed Hudson dropped a small group of parachutists into the mountainous Morvan area of central France. Their mission was to operate as an advance reconnaissance party...


Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-LifeInspiration for James Bond

by Larry Loftis

International bestseller!

James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack...


Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis

 

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship...