Espionage – Nonfiction


Reviews are indexed by title.

“Raw Feeds” are essentially my lightly edited notes on a work.


Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton — CIA’s Mystery Spy, Tom Mangold. Raw Feed.

Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate, David Locke Hall. Review.


Deadly Illusions: The KGB Orlov Dossier Reveals Stalin’s Master Spy, John Costello and Oleg Tsarev. Raw Feed.


Enemies: A History of the FBI, Tim Weiner. Review.

Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, Arthur Holland Michel. Review.


George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Review.

The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich, Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle, trans. Charlotte Ryland. Review.

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

Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy, Eric O’Neill. Review.


The Intelligence War in Latin America, 1914 — 1922, Jamie Bisher. Review.


Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, A WWII Spy, and a True Story of a Deadly Adventure, Christopher S. Stewart. Review.


The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, Antonio Mendez and Jonna Mendez with Matt Baglio. Review.


The Secret War Against Hanoi: The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam, Richard J. Schultz, Jr. Review.

Spies, Traitors, and Patriots: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, Kenneth A. Daigler, 2014. Review.

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

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, Ben Macintyre. Review.

The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Stole America’s Top Secrets, Svetlana Lokhova. Review.

Swarm Troopers: How Small Drones Will Conquer the World, David Hambling. Review.


The Third Man: The Full Story of Kim Philby, E. H. Cookridge. Review.

Tiger Trap: America’s Spy War with China, David Wise. Review.

Treason in the Blood: M. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, Anthony Cave Brown. Raw Feed.


The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and American Traitors, Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel. Review.


The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World, Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin. Review.