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Bush vs. the Beltway : How the CIA and the State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror
by Laurie Mylroie
Hardcover from Regan Books
 
Cassidy's Run : The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas
Cassidy's Run : The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas
by David Wise
David Wise has written three spy novels and a number of nonfiction books about U.S. intelligence and espionage, and in Cassidy's Run he vividly merges both genres to create a true story that reads like a thriller. In 1959, Joseph Cassidy was an ordinary army sergeant with no training in intelligence or espionage when he was handpicked by the FBI to operate as a double agent. He spent the next 20 years passing U.S.-approved information to the Soviets about chemical and biological weapons and U.S. troop movements. Dubbed Operation Shocker, some of the information he passed involved an experimental, unstable nerve gas that U.S. scientists believed could not be used. This assumption proved to be a high-stakes gamble since much accurate information was mixed with the false in order to lend credence to the charade. U.S. intelligence may never know whether the information they gave the Soviets actually spurred on Russian chemical weapons development. Part of the objective of the operation was to uncover the Soviets' spy network, and in this respect it was successful, eventually flushing out 10 agents living in the United States. Throughout his time as a double agent, only Cassidy's wife knew of his activities--even his children were unaware--allowing him to retire quietly in Florida with his friends and relatives none the wiser. Cassidy's Run is a fascinating tale of cold-war intrigue publicly unknown until now. --Linda Killian - Amazon.com
Paperback from Random House
 
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
by George Crile
Listed under Charlie Wilson's War
 
The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror
The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror
by Ronald Kessler
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press
 
CIA Catalog of Clandestine Weapons, Tools, and Gadgets
by John Minnery
Paperback - 116 pages (October 1992)
Barricade Books; ISBN: 0942637690
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The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History 
by Peter Kornbluh 
Listed under Iran-Contra Affair

Code Breaking : A History and Exploration
by Rudolf Kippenhahn
Listed under Codebreakers
 

For the President's Eyes Only : Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush
Christopher Andrew 
Paperback - 688 pages 2500 edition (April )
Harperperennial Library; ISBN: 0060921781
 
Gentleman Spy : The Life of Allen Dulles
by Peter Grose
Paperback (November )
Univ. of Massachusetts Press; ISBN: 1558490442
 
Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency
by Ronald Kessler, Paul McCarthy (Editor)
Paperback Reissue edition
Pocket Books; ISBN: 067173458X
 
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
by William Blum
Paperback from Common Courage Press
 
Killing Hope : U. S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
by William Blum
Paperback - 457 pages
Common Courage Pr; ISBN: 1567510523

The Main Enemy : The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB
by James Risen, Milton Bearden
Hardcover from Random House

The Master of Disguise : My Secret Life in the CIA
by Antonio J. Mendez
Paperback from Perennial

Presidents' Secret Wars : CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations from World War II Through the Persian Gulf (Elephant Paperbacks)
by John Prados
Paperback Revised edition (April )
Ivan R Dee, Inc.; ISBN: 1566631084

The Puzzle Palace : A Report on America's Most Secret Agency
by James Bamford
(Paperback - September 1983)

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
by Philip Taubman
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster

The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold: The Secret Life of FBI Double Agent Robert Hanssen
by Adrian Havill
While the term double agent implies contradiction, Adrian Havill's portrait of spymaster Robert Hanssen reveals a man truly driven by opposing demons. Hanssen was a consummate loner, "Walter Mitty squared," yet he approached the Soviets himself in quest of the thrill-filled life of a double agent. A staunch conservative and strict Catholic, he took money from communists--to give diamonds and Mercedes to strippers on one hand, and to send his six children to expensive Catholic schools on the other. Havill, a seasoned chronicler of criminals and celebrities, creates a taut and troubling portrait of a disturbed man who compromised the security of a nation. He also gives an inside look into the oft-inept FBI, the National Security Agency's futuristic surveillance systems, and the spy-versus-spy world of Russian intelligence. --Lesley Reed - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 352 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312287828; (September 25, )

Spy Hunter : Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case
by Robert W. Hunter, Lynn Dean Hunter
Hardcover - 240 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557503494

Spymasters : Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words
by Ralph Edward Weber (Editor)
Paperback - 400 pages (November )
Scholarly Resources; ISBN: 0842027157
 

The CIA's Russians
The CIA's Russians
by John Limond Hart
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.
 
A Spy For All Seasons : My Life in the CIA
A Spy For All Seasons : My Life in the CIA
by Duane R. Clarridge
Paperback from Scribner
 
Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA and Other Tails
Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA and Other Tails
by William W. Turner
Hardcover from Penmarin Books Inc
 
Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the Cia, Dea, and Other Covert Agencies
Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies
by Rodney Stich
Hardcover from Diablo Western Press
 
CIA, Inc: Espionage & the Craft of Business Intelligence
CIA, Inc: Espionage & the Craft of Business Intelligence
by F. W., Jr. Rustmann
Hardcover from Brasseys, Inc.
 
Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992
Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992
by H. Bradford Westerfield
In 32 essays originally written for the Central Intelligence Agency's internal journal, Studies in Intelligence, authors, most of whom are CIA agents, talk shop. These recently declassified articles, written between 1955 and 1992, provide an offbeat internal history of CIA operations. Some delve into arcane areas of tradecraft, and could be considered essential reading for historians as well as spy buffs: CIA operatives detail secret operations, offer practical how-to advice, and critique themselves and their work. Amazon.com
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr
 
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control
by John D. Marks
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company
1991
 
The CIA's Greatest Hits (The Real Story Series)
by Mark Zepezauer, Arthur Naiman (Editor)
Paperback - 96 pages
Odonian Pr; ISBN: 1878825305 
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