Intelligence in Public Media

Books, Film, and Television Reviewed in

 Studies in Intelligence - 2009

Following 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

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen (53 4 [December], Matthew P.)

The CIA and the Culture of Failure: U.S. Intelligence from the End of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq by John M. Diamond (53 1 [March], Roger Z. George)

The Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton. (53 3 [September], J.R. Seeger)

Intelligence for an Age of Terror by Gregory F. Treverton (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Of Knowledge and Power: The Complexities Of National Intelligence by Robert Kennedy (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Secret Intelligence: A Reader, Christopher Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich, and Wesley K. Wark (eds.) (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Terrorism 2005–2007: A Chronology by Edward F. Mickolus (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Vaults, Mirrors and Masks: Rediscovering U.S. Counterintelligence, Jennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber (eds.) (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

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General Intelligence

Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence: National Approaches, Peter Gill, Mark Phythian, Stuart Farson, and Shlomo Shpiro, eds. (53 2 [June], Michael Warner)

Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadership: A Practical Guide by Gary Berntsen, (53 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Intelligence Theory: Key Questions and Debates, Peter Gill, Stephen Marrin, and Mark Phythian, eds. (53 2 [June], J.M. Webb)

The Real Spy’s Guide to Becoming A Spy by Peter Earnest with Suzanne Harper (53 4 [December], Bookshelf

Strategic Intelligence: A Handbook for Practitioners, Managers and Users by Don McDowell (53 3 [September], Peter C. Oleson)

Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How to Be A Counterintelligence Officer by William R. Johnson, (53 2 [June], Bookshelf)

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The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship by James Scott (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

The Central Intelligence Agency: A Documentary History by Scott C. Monje (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Churchill’s Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 by Nicholas Rankin (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations by Richard C. S. Trahair and Robert C. Miller (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

L’espionne: Virginia Hall, une Americaine dans la guerre by Vincent Nouzille. (In French) (53 1 [March], M.R.D. Foot)

Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage by Nigel West, (53 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant (53 1 [March], Bookshelf)

James Jesus Angleton, the CIA, & the Craft of Counterintelligence by Michael Holzman (53 3 [September], Bookshelf) See also David Robarge’s review of James Angleton’s appearances in literatures and film in Studies 53 4 (December)

The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service by Andrew Meier (53 2 [June], Bookshelf)

My Life As A Spy: One of America’s Most Notorious Spies Finally Tells His Story by John A. Walker, Jr. (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy by M. William Phelps (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Operation Kronstadt: The Greatest True Tale of Espionage to Come Out of the Early Years of MI6 by Harry Ferguson (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

OSS Training in the National Parks and Service Abroad in World War II by John Whiteclay Chambers, II (53 4 [December], Clayton D. Laurie)

The Secret War in El Paso: Mexico Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906–1920 by Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler. (53 4 [December], Mark Benbow)

Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service by Frederic Wakeman, Jr. (53 1 [March], Bob Bergin)

SPYMASTER: My Thirty-Two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West by Oleg Kalugin (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The Spy Who Came in from the Co-op: Melita Norwood and the Ending of Cold War Espionage by David Burke (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Vietnam Declassified: CIA and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam by Thomas L. Ahern, Jr. (53 4 [December], Hayden Peake)

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Intelligence Around the World

British Intelligence: Secrets, Spies and Sources by Stephen Twigge, Edward Hampshire, and Graham Macklin(53 1 [March], Bookshelf)

CIA’s Eye on South Asia by Anuj Dhar (53 2 [June], Bookshelf)

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Intelligence, by Ephraim Kahana and Muhammad Suwaed (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas by Paul McGeough (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Memorias de un Soldado Cubano: Vida y Muerte de la Revolucion [Memories of a Cuban Soldier: Life and Death of the Revolution], by Dariel Alarcon Ramirez aka “Benigno” (53 3 [September], Juan)

Russian Military Intelligence in the War with Japan, 1904–05: Secret Operations on Land and at Sea, Evgeny Sergeev (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6 by Gordon Thomas (53 3 [September], Bookshelf)

SPOOKS: The Unofficial History of MI5 by Thomas Hennessey and Claire Thomas (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

Treachery: Betrayals, Blunders, and Cover-ups—Six Decades of Espionage Against America and Great Britain by Chapman Pincher (53 4 [December], Bookshelf)

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North from Calcutta by Duane Evans (53 3 [September] Bookshelf)

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Special Review Issue

See also Studies in Intelligence Special Review Supplement, Summer 2009, in which the following fictional works in literature, film, and television are discussed by numerous reviewers (not listed here).

Master and Commander et al. by Patrick O’Brian

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

Crescent Moon Rising by Kerry Collison

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Rogue’s March by W. T. Tyler

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Kite Runner by Khaked Hosseini

One Day in September (movie)

Munich (movie)

The Siege (movie)

9/11 Documentary (movie)

Hamburg Cell (movie)

Baghdad ER—The 86th Combat Support

Hospital in Iraq (HBO documentary)

Body of Lies (movie)

The Bourne Identity (movie)

Burn Notice (television)

The Recruit (movie)

Taken (movie)

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All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in this article are those of the author. Nothing in the article should be construed as asserting or implying US government endorsement of an article’s factual statements and interpretations.

Posted: Jan 26, 2010 11:44 AM
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2010 11:45 AM