Richard W. Rowan


Rowan, Richard W.

1. Secret Agents against America. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. [Wilcox]

2. Spy and Counterspy: The Development of Modern Espionage. New York: Viking, 1928. [Petersen]

3. The Spy Menace: An Exposure of International Espionage. London: Butterworth, 1934. [Wilcox]

4. ed. Modern American Spies Tell Their Stories: Personal Narratives of Many Exploits in Secret Service. New York: McBride, 1934. [Petersen]


Rowan, Richard W. Spy Secrets. New York: Buse, 1946. [Petersen]


Rowan, Richard W.

1. The Story of Secret Service. New York: Literary Guild of America, 1937. London: Miles, 1938.

Updated in 1967 as Secret Service: Thirty-Three Centuries of Espionage.

2. And Robert G. Deindorfer. Secret Service: Thirty-Three Centuries of Espionage. New York: Hawthorne, 1967. London: Kimber, 1969.

For Pforzheimer, this is a "comprehensive" but sometimes sketchy history of espionage. It updates Rowan's 1937 book The Story of Secret Service. "Deindorfer's new updating text, commencing at page 578, adds little of value, lacks balance or depth, and can be skipped." For Constantinides, this book is a "great work of scholarship ... that should still be used as a lead-in for the study of intelligence history." The results achieved are "monumental" and the "flaws are small.... The reader is advised to stick to the 1937 edition."


Rowan, Richard W. Terror in Our Time: The Secret Service of Surprise Attack. New York: Longmans, Green, 1941.



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