Spooks and Spies bibliography

Initial reading suggestions

Useful websites

 

General

  • Christopher Andrew & David Dilks, The missing dimension: governments and intelligence communities in the 20th century (London, 1984)
  • Nigel West (ed.), The Faber book of espionage (London, 1993)
  • Richard Thurlow, The Secret State (London, 1994)

 

British Intelligence

  • Christopher Andrew, Secret Service: the making of the British Intelligence Community (London, 1987)
  • John Curry, The Security Service 1908-1945 (London, 1999) [1945]
  • Alan Judd, The Quest For Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service (London, 1999)
  • MRD Foot, SOE (London, 1999)
  • Patrick Beesley, Room 40: British Naval Intelligence 1914-1918 (London, 1982)
  • David Kahn, The Codebreakers (London, 1974)
  • Michael Occleshaw, Armour Against Fate: British Military Intelligence in the First World War (London, 1989)
  • Panikos Panayi, The Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain during the First World War (London, 1991)
  • Bernard Porter, The Origins of the Vigilant States: The London Metropolitan Police Special Branch before the First World War (London, 1987)
  • David Stafford, Churchill and the Secret Service (London, 1998)
  • Andrew Boyle, Climate of Treason (Revised edition: London, 1980)
  • Tom Bower, The perfect English spy: Sir Dick White and the secret war 1935-1990 (London, 1995)
  • Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky, KGB: the inside story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachhev (New York, 1991)
  • Peter Martland, Lord Haw Haw: the English voice of Nazi Germany (London, 2003)
  • Cronin, M. (ed.), The Failure of British Fascism
  • F. H. Hinsley, Churchill and Intelligence, in R. Louis and R. Blake (eds), Churchill (London, 1993)
  • W. S. Churchill, The World Crisis (London, 1938 etc.) [on Naval Intelligence in WWI]
  • Michael Smith, Station X: the codebreakers of Bletechley Prk (1982)
  • F. H. Hinsley et al., British Intelligence and the Second World War (1979)
  • F. H. Hinsley & A Stripp, Code-Breakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park (1993)
  • Corelli Barnett, Engage the enemy more closely: The Royal Navy in the Second World War (1991)
  • Christopher Andrew (ed.), Codebreaking and signals intelligence (London, 1986)
  • Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, Enigma: the battle for the code (London, 2000)
  • Sarah Ormrod (ed.), Cambridge Contributions (1998)
  • Michael Smith, The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park (1998)
  • Butler Committee, Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction (H.M.S.O., London, 2004)

 

US Intelligence

  • Edward J. Drea, MacArthur’s ULTRA: codebreaking and the war against Japan, 1942-1945 (Kansas, 1992)
  • Christopher Andrew, For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret intelligence and the American presidency from Washington to Bush (London,1995)
  • Roberta Wohlstetter, Pearl Harbor: warnings and decision (Stanford, CA, 1962)
  • George C Chalou (ed.), The secrets war: the office for strategic services in World War 2 (Washington, DC, 1992)
  • Bradley F. Smith, The Ultra-Magic deals and the most secret relationship, 1940-1948 (Novato, Ca, 1993)
  • Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky, KGB: the inside story of its foreign operations from Lenin to Gorbachev (London, 1990)
  • Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive: the KGB in Europe and the West (London, 1999)
  • John Ranelagh The agency: the rise and decline of the CIA (London 1988)
  • Ronnie E. Ford, Tet1968: understanding the surprise (London, 1995)
  • Tom Mangold, Cold warrior: James Jesus Angleton, the CIA.s master spy hunter (London, 1991)
  • Alexander Fursenko & Thomas Naftali, One hell of a gamble: Khruschev, Kennedy Castro and the Cuban missile crisis (1997)
  • James G. Blight & David A. Welch (ed) Intelligence and the Cuban missile crisis (London, 1998)
  • Jerrold L. Schecter & Peter S. Deribin, The spy who saved the world (Oxford, 1992)
  • Nigel West, VENONA: the greatest secret of the Cold War (London, 1999)
  • L.V. Scott, Macmillan, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Dino Brugioni, Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis (New York, 1991)
  • Fouad Ajami, The Sentry’s Solitude, Foreign Affairs, 80, 6 (November/December, 2001)
  • Michael Howard, What’s in a name?: how to fight terrorism, Foreign Affairs 81, No 1 (Jan/Feb 2002)
  • Dan Balz, Bob Woodward & Jeff Himmelman, America’s Chaotic Road to War (Series of eight articles), Washington Post (January 26–February 2, 2002)
  • John L. Esposito, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (Oxford, 2002)
  • Rohan Gunaratna, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (London, 2002)
  • James F. Hoge, Jr., & Gideon Rose (eds.), How did this happen? Terrorism and the new war (New York, 2001)
  • John Miller, Michael Stone & Chris Mitchell, The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and why the FBI and CIA failed to stop it (New York, 2002)
  • Strobe Talbott & Nayan Chanda (eds.), The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11 (New York, 2001)
  • Paul L. Williams, Al Qaeda: Brotherhood of Terror (2002)
  • Robert Baer, See No Evil (2002)