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Treadway, Gilbert R. Democratic Opposition to the Lincoln Administration in Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1973.


Trefousse, Hans Louis, ed. What Happened at Pearl Harbor: Documents Pertaining to the Japanese Attack of December 7, 1941, and Its Background. New York: Twayne, 1958.


Treml, Vladimir G. "Western Analysis and the Soviet Policymaking Process." In Watching the Bear: Essays on CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union, eds. Gerald K. Haines and Robert E. Leggett. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2003.

From "Introduction": The author "assesses whether government officials in the former Soviet Union read Western studies of the USSR and, if so, the degree to which the studies influenced policymaking in the Kremlin. Treml focuses his analysis almost exclusively on economic issues.... [I]n what appears to be the clearest example of the impact of Western analysis on Soviet policy, Treml found references in the Central Committee's archives to two still-classified documents that reference CIA studies in the late 1970s. The CIA reports concluded that the Soviet petroleum industry was beset by serious problems. He notes that, following the release of the CIA study, the Kremlin directed a major shift in investment spending in favor of the oil and gas industries and that Soviet extraction and exploration policies changed in the late 1970s."


Trenear-Harvey, Glenmore S. Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2009.

Peake, Studies 53.3 (Sep. 2009) and Intelligencer 17.2 (Fall 2009), notes that there are "approximately 500 entries" that cover a wide range of topics." However, "there are no sources for the entries," and readers should "seek further confirmation before relying on any given entry." In addition, there are "a few factual errors in the introduction."

[MI/AF/Overviews; RefMats/Dictionaries/Hist]

Trenear-Harvey, Glenmore S. Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2011.

For Peake, Studies 56.1 (Mar. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), this is "a useful compendium of espionage personalities and events associated with nuclear weapons from the 1930s to the present.... For reasons not explained, this dictionary does not include references, such as were found in earlier contributions to this series." Overall, this "is a good place to start for those studying atomic espionage."

[RefMats/Dictionaries/Hist; SpyCases/U.S./Bomb]

Trenear-Harvey, Glenmore S. Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2014.

Peake, Studies 59.2 (Jun. 2015), notes that most of the failures the author includes "are those based on faulty conclusions drawn from sound data, failure to disseminate intelligence properly, or failure to connect the dots." The absence of sourcing and an index "substantially reduces" the book's "scholarly value," although it can be used as a starting point.

.[RefMats/Dictionaries/Hist; Overviews/Gen/10s]

Trengrouse, W. M. "The Ninja." Studies in Intelligence 9, no. 2 (Spring 1965): 45-52.

"Espionage exploits of medieval Japanese mystic warrior cult."


Trenowden, Ian. Operations Most Secret: SOE, The Malayan Theatre. London: Kimber, 1978. Rev. Ed. Manchester: Crécy, 1994

Trento, Joseph J. The Renegade CIA: Inside the Covert Intelligence Operations of George Bush. New York: Putnam, 1992.

Surveillant 2.6: According to the publisher, this book concerns "off-the-books, extraconstitutional operations around the world."


Trento, Joseph J. The Secret History of the CIA. New York: Prima, 2001.

According to the reviewer for Publishers Weekly, 17 Sep. 2001, the author "views the CIA as stunningly incompetent.... But Trento's provocative conclusions ... suffer from the poor credibility of his sources.... Trento's prose sometimes reads like boilerplate spy thriller." Pearce, National Observer, Spring 2002, notes that this book "has a sensationalist tendency" and urges that it "be viewed with much caution" and the "analysis treated with suspicion." It is difficult to know "which of the facts [Trento] sets out are accurate and which are distorted or wrong." The reviewer concludes that this is "an unbalanced work, and apparently deliberately so."

For Len M., Studies 46.2 (2002), "[i]n terms of respect for facts and an understanding of the intelligence collection and analysis process, The Secret History of CIA is the worst book yet purporting to provide an account of the Agency's past." The reviewer suggests retitling the book "Garbled Accounts and Ingenious Interpretations of Selected CIA Operations." A "reader will gain no reliable new insight into the CIA's past from slogging through" this book. Peake, Studies 55.1 (Mar. 2011), says this is "the most inaccurate book ever published on the subject."


Trepper, Leopold. The Great Game: Memoirs of the Spy Hitler Couldn't Silence. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. The Great Game: The Story of the Red Orchestra. London: Michael Joseph, 1977.

Pforzheimer identifies Trepper as the founder of the Rote Kapelle and a GRU illegal in Belgium and France. He spent 1945-1954 in Lubyanka Prison. His "revelations, particularly as to his own role, may be highly selective." Constantinides also suggests that Trepper's "account is a case of partial or selective presentation." Nevertheless, his stories of the intelligence coups of his networks, the errors of Moscow, and first-hand portraits of important figures in Soviet military intelligence are interesting and important.

Clark comment: Despite the trepidations expressed about Trepper's "selective memory," these memoirs by an old communist late in life are worth reading by anyone interested in Moscow's use of non-Russian true-believers in its wideranging espionage activities. As ill treated as they were by their political masters, these indviduals formed the core of the Soviet international networks between the wars. In retrospect, they served Moscow well. Many died still believing that Stalin was an aberration, not the logical extension of what Lenin started.


Trest, Warren A. Air Commando One: Heinie Aderholt and America's Secret Air Wars. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.

Clark comment: Aderholt was an Air Force officer who worked closely with the CIA in support of covert operations in the 1950s and 1960s, including in Tibet and Laos. Searle, Aerospace Power Journal (Winter 2000), says that the author "has written a good book about a great airman. Harry C. Aderholt is one of the legends of Air Force special operations, and Trest tells us why." The author "tries to address the traditional conflict between the 'Big Blue Air Force' and the Air Force special operations community." He "does this mainly through Aderholt's conflict with Gen William W. Momyer [Commander/Tactical Air Command] in Vietnam."

[CA/Tibet; CIA/Laos; MI/AF/SpecOps]

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