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.


No Colours or Crest, Peer Kemp. 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.