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Donovan of OSS
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Donovan of OSS

By Ford, Corey

First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xvi, 366, (ii). Illustrated. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

$20.00

Treachery, Betrays, Blunders, and Cover-ups: Six Decades of Espionage Against America and Great Britain
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Treachery, Betrays, Blunders, and Cover-ups: Six Decades of Espionage Against America and Great Britain

By Pincher, Chapman

New York: Random House, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Pincher, Chapman: Treachery, Betrayals, Blunders, and Cover-ups: Six Decades of Espionage Against America and Great Britain. Random House. New York: 2009. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xiv, 684, (ii). Appendix. Note on the Sources. Archival Sources. Bibliography. Index. The author says right at the beginning: "Throughout time, there has been general agreement that the foulest brand of treachery is the betrayal of a close, confiding, and protective friend." In this case the friends are the U.S. and Britain, although it could be argued that neither of them, at all times, were close, confiding or protective. But not to quibble, what happened on the English security side was very bad. This book is an extended indictment of Roger Hollis, head of MI5, whom he believes was a long-term Soviet agent.

$52.00

Agent Zigzag, A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
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Agent Zigzag, A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

By Macintyre, Ben

New York: Harmony Books, 2007. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xiv, 366. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Selected Bibliography. Index. Eddie Chapman was a minor criminal who fatefully fell into the hands of the Nazis. They trained him to return to Britain and spy for them. However, things did not work out quite as expected. This is a terrific story, beautifully written by Ben Macintyre.

$35.00

Operation Mincemeat, How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
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Operation Mincemeat, How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

By Macintyre, Ben

New York: Harmony Books, 2010. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. x, 402, (iv). Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. An idea originated by Ian Fleming, then taken up by two spy-masters operating in a cramped room beneath the Admiralty in London, was to provide the Germans with disinformation about where the next Allied action would take place in the Mediterranean. The hoax involved making sure they found the corpse of someone who appeared to be a British officer carrying private letters between several of the top British commanders in London and North Africa. The body chosen for the operation was actually that of an impoverished man from Wales named Glyndwr Michael who had taken his own life, but a new identity for him was created, and he was left in the sea off the coast of southern Spain where he drifted towards shore and was found by Spanish authorities. The faked letters were eventually shown to German agents who gullibly accepted the clues about Allied plans. In the end Hitler was deceived, and British and American forces landed on Sicily against somewhat less resistance than they might have encountered otherwise.

$32.00

Hitler's Savage Canary, A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II
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Hitler's Savage Canary, A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II

By Lampe, David

New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xviii, 238. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Index. Foreword by Birger Riis-Jorgensen. Also includes the 1957 Foreword by Air Chief Marshall Sir Basil Embrey. This book was originally published by Cassell & Company, London, in 1957.

$22.00

Between Silk and Cyanide, A Codemaker's War 1941-1945
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Between Silk and Cyanide, A Codemaker's War 1941-1945

By Marks, Leo

New York: The Free Press, 1998. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. (x), 614. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Appendices. Index. The author was the son of Benjamin Marks, the founder of the famous London bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road. He was perhaps the most gifted cryptographer who worked for the Special Operations Executive during the War. Later he became a screenwriter and is remembered for Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell in 1960.

$35.00

Secret Agent, The True Story of the Covert War Against Hitler
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Secret Agent, The True Story of the Covert War Against Hitler

By Stafford, David

Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, 2001. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 254, (ii). Map. Bibliography. Index. This is an account of the Special Operations Executive which was written in conjunction with a BBC series broadcast in 2000. It is exceptionally well-written and most interesting.

$32.00

The Spy Went Dancing
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The Spy Went Dancing

By Romanones, Aline Countess of

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Edges foxed, else fine/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 320.

$10.00

Conspiracy of Silence, The Secret Life of Anthony Blunt
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Conspiracy of Silence, The Secret Life of Anthony Blunt

By [Blunt, Anthony]. Barrie Penrose, and Simon Freeman

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1987. Reprinted. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xx, 616. Illustrated: (20) pp plates. Glossary. Checklist. Index. This was one of the early biographies of Anthony Blunt which appeared after it was learned he had been a Soviet agent working with the other famous English spies, Burgess, Maclean and Philby.

$20.00

Spy Trader, Germany's Devil's Advocate and the Darkest Secrets of the Cold War
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Spy Trader, Germany's Devil's Advocate and the Darkest Secrets of the Cold War

By [Vogel, Wolfgang]. Whitney, Craig R

New York: Random House, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xl, 376. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Checklist. Index This is a biography of Wolfgang Vogel, a suave East German lawyer who moved between East and West brokering deals between the two Cold War sides.

$10.00

The Wilson Plot, How the Spycatchers and Their American Allies Tried to Overthrow the British Government
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The Wilson Plot, How the Spycatchers and Their American Allies Tried to Overthrow the British Government

By Leigh, David

New York: Pantheon Books, 1988. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xvi, 272. (8) pp. plates. Checklist. Index. There had always been a great deal of paranoia within the British security services, but by the 1960s it was rampant. Some officials even believed the Prime Minister of the time, Harold Wilson, was a Soviet agent. The author suggests a plot was hatched to overthrow the Government. Inevitably the Americans entered the story for their own purposes.

$15.00

Spycatcher, The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer
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Spycatcher, The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

By Wright, Peter

New York: Viking Press, 1987. Reprinted. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. (vi), 394. Illustrated: [8] pp. of plates. Index.  When this book was published, it created a storm. Peter Wright was a scientist working for British Intelligence from 1955. In the 1960s he came to be involved—too closely, it seems—in the search for "The Fifth Man", another of the communist traitors who had infiltrated the service from the 1930s. He believed him to be Roger Hollis, the long-time head of MI5 itself.

$12.00

The Philby Files, The Secret Life of Master Spy Kim Philby
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The Philby Files, The Secret Life of Master Spy Kim Philby

By [Philby, Kim]. Genrikh Borovik

Boston: Little, Brown, 1994. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xxii, 384. Illustrated: (8) pp. plates. Index. Edited and with an Introduction by Phillip Knightley. Translated by Antonia W. Bouis.

$20.00

Resisting Hitler, Mildred Fish-Harnack and the Red Orchestra
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Resisting Hitler, Mildred Fish-Harnack and the Red Orchestra

By [Harnack, Mildred]. Shareen Blair Brysac

New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xiv, 498. Illus. Map. Notes. Checklist. Index. Mildred Harnack was an American woman who with her German husband Arvid and their friends ran one of the most effective anti-Nazi resistance groups until they were captured and executed.

$25.00

A Divided Life, A Biography of Donald Maclean
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A Divided Life, A Biography of Donald Maclean

By [Maclean, Donald]. Robert Cecil

London: Bodley Head, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xx, 212. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Index. Foreword by Lord Annan. Donald Maclean had a brilliant career as a diplomat. However on a day in 1951 he suddenly vanished with Guy Burgess. Thus set off one of the most remarkable cases in British espionage history. This biography sheds new light on the intensely personal strains which brought about his disappearance.

$30.00

The Last of the Cold War Spies, The Life of Michael Straight, The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring
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The Last of the Cold War Spies, The Life of Michael Straight, The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

By [Straight, Michael]. Roland Perry

Cambridge: Da Capo Books, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xii, 396. Illustrated: (4) pp. of plates. Notes. Checklist. Index. Michael Straight attended Cambridge University in the 1930s where he was drawn into the circle of friends who later became famous as Soviet spies. He passed information to them and apparently was far more involved that has been know previously, although he was suspected and his name surfaced in many of the books about Philby, Blunt, Burgess and the others.

$22.00

The Secrets of the Service, A Story of Soviet Subversion of Western Intelligence
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The Secrets of the Service, A Story of Soviet Subversion of Western Intelligence

By Glees, Anthony

New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xvi, 448. Illustrated: (8) pp. plates. Notes. Checklist. Index. A study of the Soviet penetration of British Intelligence which began in the 1930s and continued for decades.

$20.00

The Literary Spy, The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence
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The Literary Spy, The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence

By Lathrop, Charles E. (editor)

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. xviii, 478. Checklist. Indices. With sections on Assassination, Budgets, Deceptions, Failures, Leaks, Nut Cases, Treason and many more.

$14.00

The Private Life of Kim Philby, The Moscow Years
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The Private Life of Kim Philby, The Moscow Years

By [Philby, Kim]. Rufina Philby, and Mikhail Lyubimov, and Hayden Peake

New York: Fromm International Publishing Corp, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. x, 452. Illustrated: (16) pp. plates. Checklist. Chronology. Index. Kim Philby's Russian wife describes her eighteen years of marriage to the famous spy whose final years in Moscow were utterly disillusioning.

$20.00

Betrayal, The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy
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Betrayal, The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy

By [Ames, Aldrich]. Tim Weiner, David Johnston, Neil A. Lewis

New York: Random House, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. viiii, 312. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. List of Sources. Index.

$12.00

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