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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the C...

Tim Weiner

For the last sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, burying its blunders in top-secret archives. Its mission was to know the world. When it did not succeed, it set out to ...

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Published: May 2008

Abel: The True Story of the Spy They ...

Vin Arthey

On 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was brought to Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, where he was to take part in the most famous prisoner exchange in history.The man Pow...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11...

James Bamford

NATIONAL BESTSELLERA Washington Post Best Book of the YearJames Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency's existence in the 1980s. Now, Bamford describes the transf...

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Published: Jul 2009

Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin ...

Peter L. Bergen

The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man.It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of Holy War, Inc., the story of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had once interviewed ...

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Published: May 2013

Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and...

Stephen Budiansky

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous "cult of silence" has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades   The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that...

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Published: Aug 2017

Cyberspies: The Secret History of Sur...

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 the internet age.As the dig...

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Published: Aug 2017

Double Agent: The First Hero of World...

Peter Duffy

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who infiltrated New York's Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II: "Thrilling, well-researched, well-told, fascinating" (Minneapolis Star Tribune).He was the...

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Published: Jul 2015

A Nation Unmade by War

Tom Engelhardt

As veteran author Tom Engelhardt argues, despite having a more massive, technologically advanced, and better-funded military than any other power on the planet, in the last decade and a half of constant war across the Greater Middle E...

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Published: May 2018

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the...

Glenn Greenwald

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source ...

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Published: Apr 2015

King of Spies: The Dark Reign of an A...

Blaine Harden

The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, maste...

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Published: Oct 2018

A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassin...

Luke Harding

A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief.On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twen...

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Published: Jan 2017

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Mon...

Luke Harding

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[Collusion] is invaluable in collating the overwhelming evidence of a web of relationships between the Kremlin, Trump and members of Trump's circle." —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times ...

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Published: Nov 2017

Rebuttal: The CIA Responds to the Sen...

Bill Harlow

In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released a 500+ page executive summary of a 6,000 page study of the CIA's detention and interrogation of al Qa'ida terrorists. In early 2015 publishers released the ...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Despe...

Ronald Kessler

"You make a mistake, there are dead people." —FBI Special Agent Art Cummings, head of international counterterrorism operations Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives, New York Times bes...

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Published: Dec 2008

Deception: The Untold Story of East-W...

Edward Lucas

From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the "Ace of Spies," by Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925 to the deportation from the U.S. of Anna Chapman, the "Redhead Under the Bed," in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battl...

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Published: Dec 2013

The Inspection House: An Impertinent ...

Tim Maly

In 1787, British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham conceived of the panopticon, a ring of cells observed by a central watchtower, as a labor-saving device for those in authority. While Bentham's design was ostensibly for ...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Coup D'état Against President D...

David Meade

Right now elements of the Unelected Shadow Government are actively attempting to overthrow President Donald J. Trump. This book explores the covert background of the Deep State and the history of who is behind these clandestine operat...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Official CIA Manual of Trickery a...

H. Keith Melton

Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques. Realizing that clandestine officers might need...

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Published: Nov 2010

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spy...

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 AshesA revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the hear...

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Published: Oct 2018

Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counter...

Aki Peritz

On 9/11 the U.S. had effectively no counterterrorism doctrine. Fast forward ten years: Osama bin Laden is dead; al Qaeda is organizationally ruined and pinned in the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan; there has been no major at...

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Published: Oct 2013

Green Is the New Red: How "Eco-Terror...

Will Potter

At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists. Here is a guided tour into an underground world of radical activism and an introduction to the...

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Published: Apr 2011

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Scie...

David H. Price

The ongoing battle for hearts and minds in Iraq and Afghanistan is a military strategy inspired originally by efforts at domestic social control and counterinsurgency in the United States. IWeaponizing Anthropology documents how anthr...

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Published: Jun 2011

Top Secret America: The Rise of the N...

Dana Priest

After 9/11, the United States government embarked on an unprecedented effort to protect America. The result has been calamitous: after ten years of unparalleled spending and growth, the result is that a system put in place to keep Ame...

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Published: Sep 2012

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endl...

James Risen

"James Risen has established himself as the finest national security reporter of this generation, a field crowded with first rank talent." —Newsweek"An important and powerful book that should be read by anyone who bel...

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Published: Oct 2015

Dallas '63: The First Deep State Revo...

Peter Dale Scott

“Our most provocative scholar of American power” reveals the forces behind the assassination of JFK—and their continuing influence over our world (David Talbot, Salon).  On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunne...

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Published: Mar 2018

The Official Senate Report on CIA Tor...

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Now available to the public for the first time, the Senate's landmark torture report delivers a damning indictment on CIA interrogation practices.Finally declassified and released after five years in the making, the Senate Intelligenc...

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Published: Jan 2015

The Nsa Report: Liberty and Security ...

United States

"We cannot discount the risk, in light of the lessons of our own history, that at some point in the future, high-level government officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily sensitive private information i...

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Published: Apr 2014

Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's F...

T. J. Waters

A gripping insider's look at the post-9/11 CIA In the weeks following the attacks of 9/11, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 resumes from people wanting to serve their nation. T. J. Waters became one of more than ...

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Published: Oct 2007

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and th...

Kim Zetter

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructi...

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Published: Sep 2015
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