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Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 4 (Extracts, December 2023)

Reviews: Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf, December 2023

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake, with contributions from others

Media reviewed in this issue of Bookshelf*

Current Issues
The Future of National Intelligence: How Emerging Technologies Reshape Intelligence Communities, by Shay Hershkovitz

Russian Information Warfare: Assault on Democracies in the Cyber Wild West, by Bilyana Lilly

See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA’s Lethal Drone Program, by Christopher J. Fuller

Striking Back: Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation, by Thomas Kent

Intelligence Power In Practice, by Michael Herman with David Schaefer

An Excellent Idea: Leading CIA Surrogate Warfare in Southeast Asia, 1951-1970, A Personal Account, by James W. “Bill” Lair as told to Thomas L. Ahern, Jr.

The Birth of the Soviet Secret Police: Lenin and History’s Greatest Heist, 1917–1927, by Boris Volodarsky. Reviewed by John Ehrman.

Crown, Cloak, and Dagger: The British Monarchy and Secret Intelligence from Victoria to Elizabeth the Second, by Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac

The Forever Prisoner: The Full and Searing Account of the CIA’s Most Controversial Program, by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy

Guarding the Caesars: Roman Internal Security under the Flavian Dynasty, by Rose Mary Sheldon

Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins—And WWII Heroes, by Tim Brady

Intelligence Abroad
Estimative Intelligence in European Foreign Policymaking: Learning Lessons from an Era of Surprise (Intelligence, Surveillance and Secret Warfare), edited by Christopher Meyer

A Faithful Spy: The Life and Times of An MI6 and MI5 Officer, by Jimmy Burns

I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism, by Andrew Kirsch

Shadows Within Shadows: Spies and Intelligence in Historical China, by Ralph D. Sawyer

*Unless otherwise indicated, reviews are by Hayden Peake.

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