History - Espionage


  • 'C': The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill

    By Anthony Cave Brown

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780025173903
    • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
    • Published: 1987
    The amazing story of Sir Stewart Menzies, wily head of British intelligence during World War II, and the inspiration for spies created by Ian Fleming and John Le Carre. Illus.
  • Abel

    By Louise Bernikow

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671270544
    • Publisher: Trident Press
    • Published: January 1970
  • Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly

    By Andrew Cook

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780752429595
    • Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited
    • Published: 2008
    Ace of Spies reveals for the first time the true story of Sidney Reilly, the real-life inspiration behind fictional hero James Bond. Andrew Cook's startling biography cuts through the myths to tell the full story of the greatest spy the world has ever known. Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He performed great services for the British government. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, a cad and a lovable rogue who lived on his wits and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary - and unnecessary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the twentieth century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic - until now.
  • Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

    By Jack Cheevers

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451466204
    • Publisher: NAL Trade
    • Published: December 2014
    "In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking ex-submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested sailors in their teens and twenties. On a frigid January morning while eavesdropping near the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo was challenged by a North Korean gunboat. When Bucher tried to escape, his ship was quickly surrounded by more patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and forced to surrender. One American was killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his young crew were taken prisoner by one of the world's most aggressive and erratic totalitarian regimes. Less than forty-eight hours before the Pueblo's capture, North Korean commandos had nearly succeeded in assassinating South Korea's president in downtown Seoul. Together, the two explosive incidents pushed Cold War tensions toward a flashpoint as both North and South Korea girded for war-with fifty thousand American soldiers caught between them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. combat ships and aircraft to reinforce South Korea, while secretly trying to negotiate a peaceful solution to the crisis. Act of War tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions in North Korean prisons. Based on extensive interviews and numerous government documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, this book also reveals new details of Johnson's high-risk gambit to prevent war from erupting on the Korean peninsula while his negotiators desperately tried to save the sailors from possible execution. A dramatic tale of human endurance against the backdrop of an international diplomatic poker game, Act of War offers lessons on the perils of covert intelligence operations as America finds itself confronting a host of twenty-first-century enemies"--
  • After Long Silence

    By Michael Straight

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393017298
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 1983
    The brilliant Communist circles of Cambridge, the corridors of power in the New Deal, the fight, as editor of The New Republic, and the exposure of Sir Anthony Blunt as the 'fourth man' in the espionage ring that included Guy Burgess, Donald MacLean, and Kim Philby - Michael Straight's extraordinary life is the key to all of these stories.
  • The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America's Political Intelligence System

    By Frank J. Donner

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394402987
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1980
  • Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

    By Scott Miller

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451693386
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: March 2017
  • Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day

    By Stephan Talty

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544035010
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: May 2013
    This true-life thriller describes Juan Pujol, a poultry farmer who opposed the Nazis and concocted a series of staggering lies that lead to his becoming one of Germany's most valued spies, who was really acting as a double-agent for the Allies. 35,000 first printing.
  • Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA

    By Morten Storm

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802123145
    • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
    • Published: August 2014
  • Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

    By Ben Macintyre

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307353405
    • Publisher: Harmony Books
    • Published: September 2007
    Ben MacIntyre removes the mask of Agent ZigZag, the notorious criminal, con man, philanderer, Nazi hero, and double agent with this biography examining Eddie Chapman's high-wire game with the German Secret Service and MI5 during WWII. In a story of loyalty, love and treachery, 'Agent ZigZag' chronicles Chapman's early training as a German spy, his defection to the British Secret Service, and his volunteered assassination attempt on Hitler. Now, ten years after Chapman's death, MI5 has declassified more than 1,800 page of top secret material to allow the full story of this remarkable spy to be told for the first time.
  • Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

    By Ben Macintyre

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307353412
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: 2007
    A gripping portrait of the ultimate double agent draws on recently declassified documents to recount the remarkable exploits of the enigmatic Eddie Chapman, Agent Zigzag, a criminal, con man, and philanderer trained by the Nazis as a spy who became a British agent at the heart of the German Secret Service. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
  • Agent of Influence: How to Use Spy Skills to Persuade Anyone, Sell Anything, and Build a Successful Business

    By Jason Hanson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062892744
    • Publisher: Dey Street Books
    • Published: June 2019
  • Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy: And Other Tales from Home-Front America In World War II

    By William B. Breuer

    Our Price: $32.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471234883
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Published: December 2002
    True accounts of over fifty little-known tales of military actions, espionage, & skullduggery on the home front, based on personal interviews, official archives, & declassified documents.
  • Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars : the Covert Life of a Soviet Spy

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195182552
    • Published: 2004
  • Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy

    By G. Edward White

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195153453
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2004
    Draws together the countless details of Hiss's life--from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made martyr to McCarthyism--to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie and catalogs the evidence that proved Hiss's guilt, from Whittaker Chamber's famous testimony, to copies of State Department documents typed on Hiss's typewriter, to Allen Weinstein's groundbreaking investigation in the 1970s.