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White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story

by Phil Stanford

Here is the secretive back story of Watergate, involving mobsters, prostitutes and intelligence agencies.


Bayou Of Pigs

by Stewart Bell

A remarkable tale of greed, treachery and deceit in one of the most outlandish criminal stunts ever conceived: the theft of a nation

In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from Canada and the United...


Man Called Intrepid

by William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master

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A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that...


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...


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...


Abel

by Vin Arthey

The true story behind the events depicted in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Bridge of Spies

On 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was...


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 covert sphere

by Timothy Melley

In December 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four-a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series...


Why Intelligence Fails

by Robert Jervis

The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted...


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...


The Bureau and the Mole

by David A. Vise

Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen,...


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....


Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency

by William J. Daugherty

A frank and refreshing evaluation of several Chief Executives, their Directors of Central Intelligence, and even some lover in the hierarchy, Executive Secrets shines light on the development and execution of...


Gideon's Spies

by Gordon Thomas

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all...


A Life of Lies and Spies

by Alan B. Trabue

Alan Trabue chose a bizarre, dangerous way to make a living. In A Life of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the often perilous world of polygraphing foreign spies in support of CIA espionage programs. He recounts...


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...


Odd People

by Basil Thomson

First World War espionage was a fascinating and dangerous affair, spawning widespread paranoia in its clandestine wake. The hysteria of the age, stoked by those within the British establishment who sought to...


Guy Burgess

by Stewart Purvis & Jeff Hulbert

Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures of the...


Adventures of a British Master Spy

by Sidney Reilly

A real-life James Bond, alleged to have spied for at least four nations and executed on the direct orders of Stalin himself, Sidney Reilly left a trail of false identities that made him precisely the type of...


Special Branch

by Ray Wilson

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...