Volume 57, No. 1 (March 2013)

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf-March 2013

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Reviewed in this edition

Current Topics

The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, by Tricia Jenkins.


Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How To Detect Deception, by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero, with Don Tennant.

US Historical

Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille.

Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns that Killed Bin Laden and Devastated alQaeda, by Aki Peritz and Eric Rosenbach.

Getting To Know The President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952–2004, by John L. Helgerson.

Pinkerton’s War: The Civil War’s Greatest Spy and the Birth of the U. S. Secret Service, by Jay Bonansinga.

Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, by Kenneth Michael Absher, Michael C. Desch, and Roman Popadiuk.

The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran, by David Crist.


Good-bye Dracula!: The Story of a Transylvanian Defector, by Traian Nicola.

Intelligence Abroad—Current

Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad, Second Edition, by Gordon Thomas.

Indian Intelligence: Missing In Action, edited by M.K. Singh.

Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars, by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman.

Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba, by Stephen Tankel.

Intelligence Abroad—Historical

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day, by Stephan Talty.

Guy Burgess: Revolutionary in an Old School Tie, by Michael Holzman.

The Queen’s Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I, by John Cooper.

The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II, by Clare Mulley.

The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy & British Intelligence Officer, by Edward Harrison.

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