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By Bob Drogin. 2007
Investigates CIA reliance on unverified information from Ahmed Hassan Mohammed, "Curveball," an Iraqi chemical engineer who sought political asylum in… Germany in 1999. Examines the discovery, during interrogations that occurred after the invasion of Iraq, that the defector's pre-war tales of Saddam's mobile weapons of mass destruction were fabricated. c2007.
By Andrew Mitrovica. 2002
John Farrell, once a dedicated CSIS operative, believed in the service's "Ways and Means Act": If you have a way… to get things done, the means - legal or not - are justified. Breaking the silence surrounding CSIS, he describes its leadership, day-to-day operations, and major cases, to provide Canadians with a clearer understanding of what often takes place in the name of national security. He reveals a portrait of incompetence, venality, and law breaking, and shatters the myth that CSIS respects the rights and liberties it is charged with protecting. 2002.
By Tom Mangold. 1991
During the height of the Cold War, James Angleton was the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's counterintelligence staff. Although… devoted to his employees, Angelton began a witch hunt for spies within the CIA after the defection of Kim Philby. 1991.
By Victor Ostrovsky, Claire Hoy. 1990
As a junior officer with the Mossad, Israel's security organization, Ostrovsky had extraordinary access to its files. At first elated… at the privilege of joining the Mossad, Ostrovsky's experiences convinced him that it had betrayed the trust of Israel. Bestseller 1990. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 1991, c1990.
Wilford reveals the surprising history of the CIA's pro-Arab operations in the 1940s and 50s by tracing the work of… the agency's three most influential officers in the Middle East. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt was the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the first head of CIA covert action in the region; his cousin, Archie Roosevelt, was a Middle East scholar and chief of the Beirut station ; Miles Copeland was a maverick covert operations specialist who had joined the American intelligence establishment during World War II. These "Arabists" propped up authoritarian regimes, attempted secretly to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel, and staged coups that irrevocably destabilized the nations with which they empathized. 2013.
By John Dinges, Isabelle Taudière. 2008
"Les années Condor raconte l'histoire secrète des "sales guerres" conduites par les dictatures latino-américaines alliées des États-Unis, au cours des… années 1970 et 1980. Pendant plus de dix ans, six gouvernements ont mené de concert des actions clandestines contre leurs opposants, enlevant et assassinant plus de 30 000 personnes. À l'initiative du président chilien Augusto Pinochet, et avec le soutien de la CIA, ils ont mis sur pied une organisation terroriste internationale, l'opération Condor, pour liquider les opposants qui s'étaient réfugiés dans d'autres pays latino-américains, en Europe ou aux États-Unis. Le journaliste américain John Dinges fait ici le récit de cette histoire effroyable, fruit d'une enquête de plusieurs années, nourrie de nombreux témoignages, de documents secrets américains déclassifiés et des archives des dictatures elles-mêmes. Il révèle l'ampleur de la complicité de Washington dans les crimes de dictateurs pour lesquels les États-Unis étaient le "leader" [...]". -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: The Condor years.
By George Jonas. 2005
The mission of five ordinary Israelis: to hunt down and kill the PLO terrorists responsible for the massacre of eleven… Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Details the mechanics, the horror, and the day-by-day suspense, as they changed identities constantly, moved from country to country, and were themselves tracked in turn (and some killed) by PLO assassins. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Stephen Kimber. 2013
“What lies across the water” recounts the events leading up to the 1998 arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban… intelligence agents convicted of conspiring to commit espionage agents the United States. The five agents had been sent to Florida to infiltrate and report on the activities of Miami-based, anti-Cuban terrorist groups, which were carrying out deadly terrorist attacks against Cuba. Cuba passed on information their agents learned about illegal activities to the FBI. But, instead of arresting the terrorists, the FBI arrested the Cuban Five. c2013.
By Bob Woodward. 2005
Based upon interviews with over 250 unidentified sources, various documents, and more than four dozen discussions with then Central Intelligence… Agency (CIA) Director William J. Casey, the book presents a controversial history of the CIA and its influence on the foreign policy of the Reagan Administration. Also explores CIA-inspired covert wars, clandestine relationships, bribery, and assassinations during this period. Some descriptions of violence, strong language. Bestseller. 2005, c1987.
By David Stafford. 1988
Stafford compares spy novels to the real world of espionage. With the idea for the CIA's proposed assassination of Fidel… Castro coming from a novel by William Le Queux, he shows that life imitates art; and, with authors like Graham Greene and John le Carre using their first-hand experiences to write about gentleman spies, shows that art imitates life. 1988.
Herbert Yardley had established America's first codebreaking agency in 1917. His unit was closed in 1929 by Henry Stimson, who… intoned, "Gentlemen do not read each other's mail." Yardley then wrote a best-selling memoir, "The American Black Chamber", which detailed the exploits of the State Department's Cipher Bureau, and disclosed codemaking and breaking to the public. Some descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Antony Beevor. 2004
Russian Olga Chekhova was the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov and a famous Nazi-era film actress who was closely associated… with Hitler. After fleeing Bolshevik Moscow for Berlin in 1920, she was allegedly recruited by her composer brother Lev to become a Soviet spy - a career she spent her entire postwar life denying. Nevertheless, she ingeniously played powerful figures off against each other to survive the revolution, the war, and Stalin's purges. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
By Brian Garfield. 2007
Tall, handsome, charming Col. Richard Meinertzhagen was an acclaimed British war hero, a secret agent, and a dean of international… ornithology. He was trusted by Winston Churchill, David Ben Gurion, T. E. Lawrence, and Elspeth Huxley, but he bamboozled them all - Meinertzhagen was a fraud. Many of the adventures recorded in his celebrated diaries were imaginary, he committed a half-century of major and costly scientific fraud, and - oddly - may have been innocent of many killings to which he confessed. Some descriptions of violence. c2007.
By Greville Wynne. 1981
Master spy Greville Wynne tells the story of his career as a British secret agent up to the time of… his trial and imprisonment in the Lubyanka over the Penkovsky affair, and following his exchange for top Russian spy Gordon Lonsdale. 1981.
By Andrew Meier. 2008
A brilliant Columbia University graduate, Isaiah Oggins went to Berlin to establish a safe house and spy for his country… - but he turned coat. Working for the Soviets, he was nevertheless poisoned in 1947 on Stalin's orders. 2008.
Describes the exploration of the Libyan desert in the 1920s and 1930s, which is also the story behind the novel… "The English Patient" (DC11460). In 1939 the group known as the Zerzura Club split allegiances: Englishman Ralph Bagnold formed the Long Range Desert Group of patrols that gathered intelligence and generally bedeviled Italian and German troops, while Hungarian Count Ladislaus Almasy led the German equivalent of the LRDG. Some descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Louis Nizer. 1973
By Philippe-L. Thyraud De Vosjoli. 1972
Le 18 octobre '63, Lamia, agent secret, envoie sa démission au General de Gaulle. Convaincu de l'infiltration soviétique au sein… du cabinet français, désavoue par son propre gouvernement, il n'a pas d'autre choix que d'agir en solitaire. 1972.
By R. J. Rubeigh James Minney. 1956
Violette Bushell was the daughter of an English father and a French mother. An ordinary London shop assistant before the… Second World War, she undertook the exacting training for a war-time secret agent. Married in 1940 to Etienne Szabo, she was twice sent to Occupied France: the second time she did not return. A fellow agent tells the story of her Resistance work, her capture by the Gestapo and the award of her George Cross to her daughter, Tania. 1956.
By Peter Maas. 1986
True story of Edwin Wilson, a CIA agent run amok, who used his knowledge of espionage to gain a fortune.… Responsible for suppyling the Libyan terrorist machine with weapons, he became the focus of a federal investigation. Strong language. Bestseller. 1986.