Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2006

Intelligence in Public Literature


Current Topics and Issues

After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro's Next Leader by Brian Latell (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Al Qaeda In Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad by Lorenzo Vidino (50 4 [December] Bookshelf)

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon and
Bernard E. Trainor (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

The Central Intelligence Agency: Security under Scrutiny by Athan Theoharis (ed.) (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency by William J. Daugherty (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Forecasting Terrorism: Indicators and Proven Analytic Techniques by Sundri Khalsa
(50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Fulcrum of Evil: The ISI-CIA-Al Qaeda Nexus by Maloy Dhar (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The Future of American Intelligence by Peter Berkowitz (ed.) (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Hide and Seek: Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and the Staled War on Terrorist Finance by John A. Cassara (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power by James Carroll
(50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein by Scott Ritter (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

JAWBREAKER: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda ‑ A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commanderby Gary Berntsen and Ralph Pezzullo (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

New Frontiers of Intelligence Analysis by Carol Dumaine and L. Sergio Germani, eds. (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Plunging Point: Intelligence Failures, Cover-ups and Consequences by Lance Collins and Warren Reed (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Open Target: Where America is Vulnerable to Attack by Clark Kent Ervin (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and Bush Administration by James Risen  (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Transforming U.S. Intelligence by Jennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber, eds. (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Uncertain Shield: The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform by Richard A. Posner (50 3 [September], Stanley Moskowitz)

Who Is Watching the Spies?: Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability by Hans Born, Loch K. Johnson, and Ian Leigh (eds.) (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)


General Intelligence

Detecting Deception: A Bibliography of Counterdecep­tion Across Time, Cultures, and Disciplines by Barton Whaley (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Covert and Overt: Recollecting and Connecting Intelligence Service and Information Science by Robert W. William and Ben-Ami Lipetz (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

The Craft of Intelligence by Allen W. Dulles (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional by Jan Goldman (ed.) (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Geographic Handbook of the CIA (Geograficheskiy Spravochnik TsRU) (in Russian)  (50 1 [March], Joseph A. Baclawski)

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, Third Edition by Mark Lowenthal (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society by Peter Jackson and Jennifer Siegel (eds.) (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Intelligence and Strategy: Selected Essays by John Robert Ferris (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Shades of Gray: National Security and the Evolution of Space Reconnaissance by L. Parker Temple III (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)



The Admiral’s Advantage: U.S. Navy Operational Intelli­gence in World War II and the Cold War by Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Assignment Algiers: With the OSS in the Mediterranean Theater by Erasmus H. Kloman (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

At the Dragon’s Gate: With the OSS in the Far East by Charles Fenn (50 2 [June], Troy Sacquety)

Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism by Timothy Naftali (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors and Secret Intelligence by Stansfield Turner (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

The CIA and Congress:The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy by David M. Barrett (50 1 [March], L. Britt Snider)

COLOSSUS: Bletchley Park’s Greatest Secret by Paul Gannon (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

To Dare and To Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations from Achilles to Al Qaeda by Derek Leebaert (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U. S. Intelligence Community 1946–2005 by Douglas F. Garthoff (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley by Steven T. Usdin (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

French Covert Action in the American Revolution by James M. Potts (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War With Militant Islam by Mark Bowden (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America— the Stalin Era by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev (50 2 [June], William Nolte)

Her Majesty’s SpyMaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage by Stephan Budiansky (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence by Michael A. Turner (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

How The Cold War Began: The Gouzenko Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies by Amy Knight (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

The Imperfect Spy: The Inside Story of a Convicted Spy by Andy J. Byers  (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Counterintelligence by James L. Gilbert et al. (50 4 [December], Michael J. Sulick)

Intelligence Co-Operation Between Poland and Great Britain During World War II: The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee, Volume 1 by Tessa Stirling, Daria Natźcz, and Tadeusz Dubicki (eds.) (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944 by Lt. Col. Will Irwin (Ret) (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov by Joshua Rubenstein and Alexander Gribanov (eds.) (50 2 [June], John Ehrman)

Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight, The Only American in Britain’s Cambridge Spy Ring by Roland Perry (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

A Life in Secrets: The Story of Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE by Sarah Helm (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

My Father, The Spy: An Investigative Memoir by John H. Richardson  (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror by Louis J. Freeh with Howard Means (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War by Colin Beavan (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War Against Japan by Dixee R. Batholomew-Feis (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

OVERTHROW: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred W. McCoy (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Special Agent, Vietnam: A Naval Intelligence Memoir by Douglass L. Hubbard (50 4 [December], Michael J. Sulick)

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea by Jeffrey T. Richelson (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Steel From The Sky: The Jedburgh Raiders, France 1944 by Roger Ford (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Thailand’s Secret War: The Free Thai, OSS, and SOE during World War II by E. Bruce Reynolds  (50 1 [March], Troy J. Sacquety)

Twilight Warriors: Covert Air Operations Against the USSR by Curtis Peebles (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa by David E. Murphy (50 1 [March], Donald P. Steury)

Who the Hell Are We Fighting? The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars by
C. Michael Hiam (50 4 [December], Robert Sinclair)

Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy by Ann Blackman (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)


Intelligence Around the World

Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in South Arabia 1962-1967 by Jonathan Walker (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Gertrude Bell by H.V.F. Winstone (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence by Nigel West (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)

Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence by Ephraim Kahana (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Intelligence: A Security Weapon by D. C. Pathak (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

The Iron Fist: Inside the Archives of the Bulgarian Secret Police by Alexenia Dimitrova (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

La Reforma de la Inteligencia: Un Imperativo Democratico [The Reform of Intelligence: A Demo­cratic Imperative] (Spanish) by Andres Villamizar (50 4 [December], Manuael A. Orellana Jr.)

Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad by Efraim Halvey (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

MAO: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday  (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Open Secrets: India’s Intelligence Unveiled by Maloy Krishna Dhar (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Profiles of Intelligence (Pakistan) by Syed A. T. Tirmazi (50 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Raid On The Sun: Inside Israel’s Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb by Rodger W. Claire  (50 2 [June], Bookshelf)

The Rise and Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty: Memoirs of Former General Hussein Fardust by Ali Akbar Dareini (ed.) (50 3 [September], Bookshelf)

On South Africa’s Secret Service: An Undercover Agent’s Story by Riaan Labuschagne (50 1 [March], Bookshelf)


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.

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