Books Reviewed in Studies In Intelligence - 2008

Intelligence in Public Literature

Following book titles and author names are the Studies in Intelligence issue in which the review appeared and the name of the reviewer. All Bookshelf reviews are by Hayden Peake.


Current Topics and Issues

America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise by David Armstrong and Joseph Trento (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations by Roger Z. George and James B. Bruce (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps by Richard A. Posner (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations by Yonah Alexander (ed.) (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Commission by Philip Shenon (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times by James E. Baker (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark. (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Democratic Control of Intelligence Services: Containing Rogue Elephants by Hans Born and Marina Caparini (eds.) (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA by Melvin A. Goodman (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Insurgents, Terrorists and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat by Richard H. Schultz Jr. & Andrea J. Dew (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach, 2nd edition revised by Robert M. Clark (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century by Marc Sageman (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

The Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World’s Most Dangerous Secrets and How We Could Have Stopped Him by Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

The Quest for Absolute Security: The Failed Relations Among U.S. Intelligence Agencies by Athan Theoharis (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness by Thomas C. Bruneau and Steven C. Boraz (eds.) (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

The Search For WMD: Non-Proliferation, Intelligence and Pre-emption in the New Security Environment by Graham F. Walker (ed.) (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing by Tim Shorrock (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 by Amy B. Zegart (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Still Broken: A Recruit’s Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, From Baghdad to the Pentagon by A. J. Rossmiller (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century by Philip Bobbitt (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Torture and Democracy by Darius Rejali (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Why Spy?: Espionage In An Age of Uncertainty by Frederick P. Hitz (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Defense Disasters by Richard A. Clarke (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

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General Intelligence

The Agency and The Hill: CIA’s Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004 by L. Britt Snider (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities by James S. Major (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Detecting Deception: A Bibliography of Counterdeception Across Time, Cultures, and Disciplines—Supplement to the Second Edition by Barton Whaley (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook by Karl de Leeuw and Jan Bergstra (eds.) (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Intelligence and National Security: A Reference Handbook by J. Ransom Clark (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies—An Anthology, Second Edition by Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Intelligence, Crises and Security Prospects and Retrospects by Len Scott and R. Gerald Hughes (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

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Comrade J: The Untold Story of Russia’s Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War by Pete Earley (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents that Changed History by Thomas B. Allen (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder After 1914 by Martin Thomas (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State by R. Gerald Hughes, Peter Jackson, and Len Scott (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

The FBI: A History by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

The Final Dive: The Life and Death of “Buster” Crabb by Don Hale (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Historical Dictionary of World War Two Intelligence by Nigel West (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Hostile Intent: U.S. Covert Operations in Chile, 1964–1974 by by Kristian Gustafson (52 3 [September]. David Robarge)

The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France by Simon Kitson (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

I Engaged in Intelligence Work by Colonel Dinh Thi Van (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Intelligence, Statecraft and International Power by Eunan O’Halpin, Robert Armstrong and Jane Ohlmeyer (eds.) (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

The King’s Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War by Helen Fry (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

The Kravchenko Case: One Man’s War On Stalin by Gary Kern (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Living With the Enigma Secret: Marian Rejewski 1905-1980 by Jan Stanislaw Ciechanowski (eds.) (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

A Man of Intelligence: The Life of Captain Theodore Eric Nave, Australian Codebreaker Extraordinary by Ian Pefenningwerth (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America by Hugh Wilford (52 2 [June]. Michael Warner)

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War by Polly A. Mohs (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Nazi War Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremburg: Controversies Regarding the Role of the Office of Strategic Services by Michael Salter (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II by James C. McNaughton (52 4 [December]. Stephen Mercado)

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

Operation Freshman: The Hunt for Hitler’s Heavy Water by Jostein Berglyd (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA by Jefferson Morley (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination – The Training of a Dedicated Agent by Ion Mihai Pacepa (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

The Real Enigma Heroes by Phil Shanahan (52 4 [September]. Bookshelf)

RUSE: Undercover With FBI Counterintelligence by Robert Eringer (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Secrets and Lies: A History of CIA Mind Control and Germ Warfare by Gordon Thomas (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World by Kristie Macrakis (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

The Sixth Man: the extraordinary life of Paddy Costello by James McNeish (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Spies and Revolutionaries: A History of New Zealand Subversion by Graeme Hunt (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East by Pryia Satia (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence by Stephen Wade (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Spycraft: The Secret History of CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda by Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton (52 2 [June]. Hayden Peake]

The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China’s Penetration of the CIA by Tod Hoffman (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

STASI Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collectors Guide by Ralph Pickard (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

Stasi: Shield and Sword of the Party by John C. Schmeidel (52 2 [June]. Bookshelf)

YEZHOV: The Rise of Stalin’s “Iron Fist,” by J. Arch Getty and Oleg Naumov (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf]

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Intelligence Around the World

Inside IB and RAW: The Rolling Stone that Gathered Moss by K. Sankaran Nair (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

Intelligence: Past, Present and Future by B. Raman

The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane by B. Raman (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

SMOKESCREEN: Canadian Security Intelligence after September 11, 2001 by J. Michael Cole (52 4 [December]. Bookshelf)

The Volunteer: The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists by Michael Ross with Jonathan Kay (52 1 [March]. Bookshelf)

My Years In a Pakistani Prison: The Untold Story of Kishorilal, alias Amaril Singh, alias Saleem, an Indian Spy in Pakistan by Kishorilal Sharma (52 3 [September]. Bookshelf)

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An Ordinary Spy by Stephen Weisberg (52 4 [December]. John Ehrman)

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