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Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century
Sergei Kostin, Eric Raynaud

AmazonCrossing, 2011

1981. Ronald Reagan and François Mitterrand are sworn in as presidents of the Unites States and France, respectively. The tension due to Mitterrand’s French Communist support, however, is immediately defused when he gives Reagan the Farewell Dossier, a file he would later call “one of the greatest spy cases of the twentieth century.” Vladimir Ippolitovitch Vetrov, a promising technical student, joins the KGB to work as a spy. Following ...


To Free a Spy: Deception and revenge in Washington, Tokyo, and Moscow

Greyhart Press, 2014

When a two-thousand-dollar a night Atlantic City prostitute extorts her frequent lover, Jag, the enraged presidential hopeful leaves her bleeding to death in her swanky hotel suite and calls in well-placed markers to make sure the crime never comes to light. But an enterprising disbarred lawyer figures it out and demands millions of dollars in cash from Jag to keep it quiet and destroy the evidence. Faced with not only the evaporation of his ...


Spy (DK Eyewitness Books)
Richard Platt


The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Spy is DK's classic look at the history of espionage, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.


Spy School
Stuart Gibbs

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited ...


The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Kai Bird

Crown, 2014

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.   On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.  The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a ...


Mr Christopher S Esola

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

An exciting story of how Matilda was rescued as a puppy and trained to be the best spy detector in the world!


A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre

Crown, 2014

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 ...


Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes, Mr. Harvey Klehr, ...

Yale University Press, 2010

This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these ...


The Spy, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Spies: A Novel
Michael Frayn

Picador, 2003

The National Bestseller The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together his scattered memories, we are brought back to a quiet, suburban street where two boys--Keith and his sidekick, Stephen--are engaged in their own version of the war effort: spying on the neighbors, recording their movements, and ...


Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Karen Abbott

Harper, 2014

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies. ...


Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
David Wise

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”–and how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence. David Wise, the nation’s leading espionage writer, has called on his unique knowledge and unrivaled intelligence sources to write the ...


Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, ...

St. Martin's Griffin, 2013

Three former CIA officers—among the world’s foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie   Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even ...


Spies: A Batch from the Journal of Cold War Studies (MIT Press Batches), ...

The MIT Press, 2014

“Espionage and covert operations are notoriously difficult to study,” writes Mark Kramer in his introduction to Spies: A Batch from Journal of Cold War Studies. Historically, intelligence agencies the world over have strived to keep their operations confidential; however, the gradual release of crucial information about Cold War-era foreign intelligence activities presents new and exciting opportunities for scholars. The articles in this ...


Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Ben Macintyre

Broadway Books, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS        On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military accomplishment, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the ...


I Spy Treasure Hunt: A Book of Picture Riddles
Jean Marzollo

Scholastic Inc., 1999

With 24 million copies sold, the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers. This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in 12 photographs with treasure hunt themes.


American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present
Michael J. Sulick

Georgetown University Press, 2013

What's your secret? American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied against their country during the past six decades. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA's clandestine service, illustrates through these stories -- some familiar, others much less well known -- the common threads in the spy cases and the evolution of American attitudes toward espionage since the onset of the Cold War. After ...


Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames
Pete Earley

Putnam, 1997

The author of Family of Spies draws on interviews with KGB spy Aldrich Ames and the agents who caught him to offer a thorough account of the man and the unprecedented damage he did to the CIA. 80,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.


Spies! Women in the Civil War, 2012

Spies! Women in the Civil War tells the thrilling stories of women who served as spies for the North and for the South--Harriet Tubman led Union troops on raids up the Combahee River in South Carolina; Belle Boyd provided information to Confederate generals, including Stonewall Jackson; Elizabeth Van Lew organized a spy ring in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, which included an insider on President Jefferson Davis’ staff; ...


Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas

Thomas Nelson, 2011

WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of ...



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