Vol. 61 No. 1


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 61, Number 1
(March 2017)


Data as Corporate Asset
Private-Sector Applications of Data Science [PDF 1.8MB**]
Doug Laney

The Life of John Le Carré
*A Convivial Excursion, “Blending experience with imagination”—A Review of The Pigeon Tunnel [PDF 572.6KB**]
David Robarge

Intelligence in Public Media

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis (2016) [PDF 281.8KB**]
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill’s Mavericks—Plotting Hitler’s Defeat by Giles Milton (2016) [PDF 281.8KB**]
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre (2016) [PDF 281.8KB**]
Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South by Christopher Dickey (2015) [PDF 273.9KB**]
Reviewed by Clayton Laurie

The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution by John Oiler (2016) [PDF 273.8KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

The English Teacher by Yiftach Reivher Atir (2015) [PDF 270.4KB**]
Reviewed by John Kavanagh

Intelligence in Public Literature

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 465.4KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

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David A. Foy is the Intelligence Community historian on the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor of book reviews.

Craig R. Gralley is a former intelligence officer with CIA. He was chief speechwriter for three directors of central intelligence. He recently completed work on an MA in Writing at The Johns Hopkins University and is finishing a novel about the life and career of Virginia Hall.

John Kavanagh is a retired CIA operations officer and frequent, and award-winning, reviewer.

Doug Laney is Vice President and Distinguished Analyst on the Chief Data Office Research Team for the consulting firm Gartner, Inc.

Clayton Laurie is a historian serving in the CIA History Staff.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been compiling and writing reviews for the “Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf” since December 2002.

David Robarge is the CIA’s Chief Historian and manager of CIA’s History Staff in the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

J.R. Seeger is a retired operations officer. He is a frequent reviewer of works on paramilitary operations.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 01:45 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017 06:00 PM