Jamie Bisher

Bisher, Jamie. "Colonel Modin on Philby, Burgess, and Blunt." Foreign Intelligence Literary Scene 12, no. 6 (1993): 1-2.


Bisher, Jamie. "Conjecture on the de Cramm Affairs." Intelligencer 16, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 55-57

This is a neat little piece of historical investigation, described by the author thusly: "Evidence suggests that Matilda de Cramm, intimate friend and French tutor of U.S. Ambassador to Russia David R. Francis during the Bolshevik Revolution, was a German or Austro-Hungarian agent, as was her estranged husband, Dr. Ludwig de Cramm."

[WWI/U.S.; Russia/WWI; Women/WWI/Germany]

Bisher, Jamie. "During World War I, Terrorists Schemed to Use Anthrax in the Cause of Finnish Independence." Military History, Aug. 2003, 17-22, 77.

Author's description: "Biological warfare mission of Swedish Baron Otto von Rosen, an agent of the German General Staff, in the Russian duchy of Finland, 1916-1917."


Bisher, Jamie. "German and Chilean Agents in Peru: Entwined by a Yen for Espionage." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 6, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 205-212.

Bisher, Jamie. "Hunt for Superweapons, Circa 1918." The Submarine Review, Jul. 2004.

Author's note: Discusses U.S. intelligence's hunt for German submarine bases in Latin America and the book by Charles Harris and Louis Sadler, The Archaeologist Was a Spy.


Bisher, Jamie. "Japan's April 1920 Offensive in the Russian Far East." Revolutionary Russia, December 2003.

Author: "Describes Japanese and White intelligence roles in counter-revolutionary offensive and analysis by a former intelligence officer of the American Expeditionary Forces-Siberia."

[Japan/PreWWII; Russia/Interwar]

Bisher, Jamie. "A Traveling Salesman Fills a Crucial Gap." Military Intelligence 15, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989): 36-37.


Bisher, Jamie. "The Warning Shot." Honolulu Magazine 16, no. 1 (Dec. 2012): 55-57. [http://www.honolulumagazine.com]

From author: This "article describes the confiscation of a Japanese pocket novel by US Customs in Hawaii on December 7, 1933.  The novel, written by a Japanese Naval Reserve officer..., described a future war with the US with Tom Clancy-like detail.  The US Army intelligence officer recommended seizure of the book and Hawaii's Japanese-American community earnestly concurred, lest the incendiary fiction arouse ethnic antagonism.  US military intelligence quickly translated it, recommending that the Army Chief of Staff take note of certain scenarios, and a copy of the translation was leaked to the Washington Herald, which published it in its entirety in several installments in early 1934. The article ... declares that the Japanese intention to attack Pearl Harbor and United States interests throughout the Pacific was hardly any secret, as the 1933 bombshell confirmed. The surprise lay merely in the date and execution."

[WWII/FEPac/Japan & PearlHarbor]

Bisher, Jamie. White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian. London: Routledge, 2005.

DKR, AFIO WIN 31-05 (15 Aug. 2005), comments that, along with his main theme, the author "also delves into the intelligence and counterintelligence aspects of the Russian Civil War in the Far East. Not only were White, Red and Cossack splinter groups involved; so were the Japanese and U.S. armies and intelligence." Clark comment: Pricey at $125.00.


Bisher, Jamie. "Widow May Palmer and the Spy on Virginia Avenue." Atlanta History 41, no. 2, 22-32.

Author's description: "German Consul Wilhelm Mueller orchestrated sabotage in Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick before becoming the subject of an international manhunt in Latin America, 1917-1918."


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