Jock Haswell


Haswell, Jock. British Military Intelligence. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.

Haswell, Jock. The First Respectable Spy: The Life and Times of Colquhoun Grant, Wellington's Head of Intelligence. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1969.

For Burnham,, Nov. 2000, this book "contains information that may appeal to the casual reader with little knowledge of the Peninsula War. Despite its unique topic, the book contains little new information for the serious student of the Peninsula War. Much of the information on the war can be found in other volumes, while most of the information about Grant can be found in other books."


Haswell, Jock. The Intelligence and Deception of the D-Day Landings. London: Batsford, 1979. D-Day: Intelligence and Deception. New York: Times Books, 1979.

Constantinides comments negatively on this work, arguing that Haswell "contributes nothing of significance to our knowledge and understanding of deception in conjunction with the 1944 invasion of France.... He provides no references and is prone to repeat old or make new errors.... Look to other writings." Sexton, on the other hand, calls it a "[w]ell-researched popular survey."


Haswell, Jock. Spies and Spymasters: A Concise History of Intelligence. London: Thames & Hudson, 1977.

Constantinides: This is "a good introduction to the subject. Haswell has selected his vignettes well,... and presented everything in a crisp readable style."


Haswell, Jock. The Tangled Web: The Art of Tactical and Strategic Deception. Wendover: John Goodchild, 1985.

From publisher: This is the first book to analyze deception schemes and "arrive at principles, techniques and procedures." The author illustrates his discussion with examples throughout history.


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