Volume 66, No. 3 (September 2022)

Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf—September 2022

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake and other contributors.

Books and Media Reviewed in this Issue


Intelligence and the State: Analysts and Decision Makers, by Jonathan House


The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey Into China’s Terrifying Surveillance  Dystopia of the Future, by Geoffrey Cain


Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior, by Ric Prado


Chile, the CIA and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective, by James Lockhart

How To Stage A Coup: And Ten Other Lessons From The World of Secret Statecraft,  by Rory Cormac

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the  Course of World War II, by Major General Marie K. Eder, US Army (Ret.)

The Man Who Knew Too Much: An Ex-CIA Officer’s Quest Through a Legend of  Betrayal, by Howard Blum

Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington, by James Kirchick

The Secret Royals: Spying and the Crown From Victoria to Diana, by Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac

A Spy Called Cynthia: and A Life In Intelligence, by Anonymous

The Woman All Spies Fear: Code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden  Life, by Amy Butler Greenfield


Russian Intelligence: A Case-Based Study of Russian Services and Missions Past and  Present, by Kevin P. Riehle

Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate: British Intelligence and the Media, by Paul Lashmar

A State of Secrecy: Stasi Informers and the Culture of Surveillance, by Alison Lewis


Damascus Station, by David McCloskey. Reviewed by Graham Alexander

Gray Man (Film), reviewed by Mike R.

Silverview by John le Carré. Reviewed by Mike R.

Spies in Canaan by David Park. Reviewed by J. E. Leonardson

* Unless otherwise noted, reviews are by Hayden Peake.

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