Volume 66, No. 2 (June 2022)

Reviews—Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf, June 2022

Compiled by Hayden Peake and other contributors

Reviews contained in this edition*:


The Black Banners Declassified: How Torture Derailed the War on Terror after 9/11, by Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman.

The Fourth Man: The Hunt for a KGB Spy at the Top of the CIA and the Rise of Putin’s Russia, by Robert Baer

Getting To Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates and Presidents-Elect 1952–2016, by John L. Helgerson


Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History, by Lea Ypi (reviewed by Joseph Gartin)

UNCLASSIFIED: My Life Before, During, and After the CIA, by Richard James Kerr


All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard—Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy, by Phil Keith with Tom Clavin.

Break in The Chain—Intelligence Ignored: Military Intelligence in Vietnam and Why the Easter Offensive Should Have Turned Out Differently, by W.R. (Bob) Baker

Capital of Spies: Intelligence Agencies in Berlin During the Cold War, by Sven Felix Kellerhoff & Bernd Von Kostka, trans. Linden Lyons

The Cold War Wilderness of Mirrors: Counterintelligence and the U.S. and Soviet Military Liaison Missions, 1947–1990, by Aden C. Magee

Fugitives: A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War, by Danny Orbach (reviewed by Chris K.)

Honey Trapped: Sex, Betrayal and Weaponized Love, by Henry R. Schlesinger.

Nazis on The Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II, by Robert K. Sutton

The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany, by Gwen Strauss.

A Spy in Plain Sight: The Inside Story of the FBI and Robert Hanssen—America’s Most Damaging Russian Spy, by Lis Wiehl


Head of the Mossad: In Pursuit of a Safe and Secure Israel, by Shabtai Shavit

Spies and Sparrows: ASIO and the Cold War, by Phillip Deery


HHhH, by Laurent Binet (reviewed by J.E. Leonardson)

Naples ‘44, by Norman Lewis (reviewed by Joseph Gartin)


All the Old Knives Out (reviewed by Joseph Gartin)

*Unless otherwise noted, reviews are by Hayden Peake.

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