Blackstock Selected Bibliography of Fifty Titles

Title:                      Blackstock Selected Bibliography of Fifty Titles

Author:                 Paul W. Blackstock

Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. “Selected Bibliography of Fifty Titles”. Detroit: Gale Research Co.

LCCN:    74011567

Z6724.I7 B55


Intelligence service–Bibliography.


Subversive activities–Bibliography.

Date Updated:  March 30, 2017

Selected Bibliography of Fifty Titles

The following titles are suggested for personal collections of essential books in the field and for small libraries which must limit their selections to representative works. [These books are of historical interest, but quite out of date by 2017.] As always, any author’s list is subjective. Caveat. Perpendat itaque lector cavendum (civilis).[1]

Agee, Phillip (1975). Inside the Company: A CIA Diary. New York: Stonehill

Bakeless, John (1959, 1998). Turncoats, Traitors, And Heroes. New York, NY: Da Capo Press

Barron, John (1974). KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents. New York: Reader’s Digest Press; distributed by E. P. Dutton

Blackstock, Paul W. (1969). The Secret Road to World War II: Soviet Versus Western Intelligence 1921-1939. Chicago: Quadrangle Books

Blackstock, Paul W. (1964). The Strategy of Subversion: Manipulating The Politics of Other Nations. Chicago: Quadrangle Books

Brissaud, André (1974). The Nazi Secret Service. New York: W. W. Norton

Cave Brown, Anthony (1976). Bodyguard of Lies. London: W. H. Allen

Cline, Ray S. (1976, 1982). The CIA: Reality vs. Myth. Originally published as Secrets, Spies, And Scholars: Blueprint of The Essential CIA. Washington DC: Acropolis Books

Collier, Richard (1958, 2001). Ten Thousand Eyes. New York: Lyons Press [New York: E. P. Dutton, 1958]

Cookridge E. H. (1971). Gehlen: Spy of The Century. London: Hodder and Stoughton

Copeland, Miles (1974). Without Cloak or Dagger: The Truth About The New Espionage. New York: Simon and Schuster

Dallin, David J. (1955). Soviet Espionage. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

Deacon, Richard (1972) [pseud .]. A History of The Russian Secret Service. London: Muller

Donovan, James B. (1964). Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel. New York: Atheneum

Dulles, Allen W. (2006). The Craft of Intelligence: America’s Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press

Farago, Ladislas (1969). The Broken Seal: the Story of Operation Magic and the Secret Road to Pearl Harbor. London: Mayflower

Felix, Christopher (1992). A Short Course in The Secret War, 3rd ed. Lanham, MD: Madison Books

Foot, M.R.D. (1966). SOE In France: An Account of The Work of British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944. London: H.M. Stationery Off

Giskes, H. J.(1953). London Calling North Pole. London: William Kimber

Gravel, Mike (1971-2), Noam Chomsky, and Howard Zinn. The Pentagon Papers: The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam (The Senator Gravel edition – 5 vols.). Boston, Beacon Press

Hagen, Louis (1968). The Secret War For Europe: A Dossier Of Espionage. London: Macdonald

Hilsman, Roger (1956, 1981). Strategic Intelligence And National Decisions. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press

Hingley, Ronald (1970, 1971). The Russian Secret Police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian, and Soviet Political Security Operations. New York: Simon & Schuster

Irving, David John Cawdell (1965). The Mare’s Nest. Boston, Little, Brown

Kahn, David (1967). The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing. New York: Macmillan

Kent, Sherman (1966). Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy. Hamden, CT: Archon Books

Kirkpatrick, Lyman B. (1973). The U.S. Intelligence Community: Foreign Policy And Domestic Activities. New York, Hill and Wang

Klass, Philip J. (1971). Secret Sentries in Space. New York, Random House

McLachlan, Donald (1968). Room 39: A Study in Naval Intelligence. New York: Atheneum

Marchetti, Victor (1990) and John D. Marks. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. New York: Knopf

Masterson, J. C. (2012). The Double-Cross System: The Incredible True Story of How Nazi Spies Were Turned into Double Agents. Guilford, DE: The Lyons Press

Orlov, Alexander (1963). Handbook of Intelligence And Guerrilla Warfare. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press

Page, Bruce (1968), David Leitch, and Phillip Knightley. The Philby Conspiracy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday

Perrault, Gilles (1967, 1989). The Red Orchestra: The Anatomy of the Most Successful Spy Ring of World War II (translated by Peter Wiles). New York: Schocken Books

Pinto, Oreste (1952). Spy-Catcher. London: W. Laurie

Ransom, Harry Howe (1970). The Intelligence Establishment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press

Rositzke, Harry August (1988). CIA’s Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Action. Boulder, CO: Westview Press

Rowan, Richard Wilmer (1967) with Robert G. Deindorfer. Secret Service: Thirty-Three Centuries of Espionage. New York, Hawthorn Books

Smith, R. Harris (2005). OSS: The Secret History of America’s First Central Intelligence Agency. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press

Stevenson, William (1976). A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Strong, Kenneth (1972). Men of Intelligence: A Study of The Roles And Decisions of Chiefs of Intelligence From World War I to The Present Day. New York: St. Martin’s Press

Tuchman, Barbara W. (1966). The Zimmermann Telegram. New York, Macmillan

Ungar, Sanford J. (1975). FBI: An Uncensored Look Behind the Walls. Little, Brown & Company

Whaley, Barton (1973). Codeword BARBAROSSA. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Whitehead, Don (1956). The FBI Story: A Report to the People. New York: Random House

Wilensky, Harold L. (1967). Organizational Intelligence: Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry. New York: Basic Books

[1] On occasion, personal loyalties and opinions can be carved in stone and defended with a vengeance — at times with some venom thrown in. In these situations, the actual importance of the subject matter is dwarfed by the amount of aggression expressed. Retain a sense of proportion in all online and in-person discussions. [From The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies.]

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