The Moscow Rules
The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
Hardcover ISBN: 1541762193
From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo: how a group of brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, tapped their phones, and even planted listening devices within the US Embassy. In short, intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in creating and honing a series of tactics that allowed officers to finally get one step ahead of the KGB. These techniques included everything from elaborate, Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, to deception or evasion techniques, to more mundane document forgery. With these new guidelines in place, and with an armory of new gadgets perfected by the Office of Technical Services including miniature cameras, suitcase release body doubles, and wall rappelling mechanisms, the CIA managed to gain a foothold in Moscow and pull off some of the greatest intelligence operations in the history of espionage.
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
Paperback ISBN: 0679762892
A portrait of Moe Berg describes the colorful, vagabond life of the baseball player and spy, detailing his wartime exploits as an OSS operative gathering information on Hitler's atomic bomb project
Near and Distant Neighbors
A New History of Soviet Intelligence
Paperback ISBN: 0374536279
A revelatory portrait of the secretive world of the Soviet Union's non-KGB military intelligence and special service charts their history from the October Revolution through the end of the Cold War to share insights into the regimes of Stalin and Khrushchev.
The Bastard Brigade
The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
Hardcover ISBN: 0316381683
The best-selling author of The Disappearing Spoon traces the remarkable story of how a renegade group of soldiers, scientists and spies prevented Hitler from obtaining a nuclear bomb. 75,000 first printing.
How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
Paperback ISBN: 0307453286
Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe. By the author of Agent Zigzag. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Paperback ISBN: 0553383299
A fascinating look at the role of espionage during the American Revolution chronicles the exploits of a small ring of spies working for George Washington and centered in New York--including a young Quaker, a hard-drinking barkeep, an educated cavalryman and friend of Nathan Hale, a swashbucking sailor, and a peaceful farmer. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A Guest of the Reich
The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany
Hardcover ISBN: 1524747335
The co-author of The Zhivago Affair traces the experiences of the American heiress who joined the OSS and was captured behind enemy lines in 1944 before orchestrating her daring escape from the Nazis into Switzerland. (biography & autobiography) Illustrations.
The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book
Hardcover ISBN: 0307908003
The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country’s most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak. He left concealing the original manuscript of Pasternak’s much anticipated first novel, entrusted to him with these words from the author: “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.
A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Paperback ISBN: 0804136653
Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow—and not just Elliott’s words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton's and Elliott’s unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him—until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre’s best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. From the Hardcover edition.
Adventures of a British Master Spy
The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly
Paperback ISBN: 1849547181
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed across the Russian frontier on a mission to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restore the Czar. He vanished without a trace. The circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. This classic autobiography reveals the intriguing adventures and exploits of the man widely credited as being the original twentieth-century super-spy, inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was a womanizing British secret agent who claimed to be Irish but was in fact Russian. Awarded the Military Cross for his daring operations, he met his death in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation by the Soviet Secret Service.