Research Guides

General, Quotations, & Non-U.S.

Included here:

1. General

2. Quotations

3. Non-U.S.

1. General

Allen. Thomas B. Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2008.

After noting that a couple of details "should be corrected in the second edition" of this work, Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008) and Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), concludes that the author "has assembled an interesting collection of documentary material that shows the importance of espionage in history. It is an original, valuable, and informative book."

Henderson, Robert D'A. Brassey's International Intelligence Yearbook. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2002.

From advertisement: "This is the first comprehensive reference guide to national intelligence communities worldwide. [It] includes detailed profiles of the intelligence communities in over sixty countries, as well as briefings on smaller players in the intelligence arena.... Each country profile covers the foreign, domestic, military, and technical intelligence branches and many entries include organizational charts."

Calder, IJI&C 15.3, finds that this "exceptionally well crafted" book "blends a collection of country studies and briefings with summaries of associated national and police intelligence services.... Henderson's fine work answers questions for which no handy source has been available."

Hindley, Meredith. "First Annual List of Dissertations on Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 208-230.

Lists 54 dissertations from 6 countries, both completed and underway during 1996-1997; comprehensiveness is disclaimed.

2. Quotations

Lathrop, Charles E. [Pseud., Nicholas Dujmovic], comp. and annotator. The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source Book for Quotations on Espionage and Intelligence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004.

For Goulden, Washington Times, 31 Oct. 2004, this is "[a]n absolutely delightful browse-read." The author has "put together more than 3,000 quotations from sources ranging from the Bible to spy novels, the media and declassified government documents -- a book that is at once a serious source text and plain old fun."

Peake, Studies 48.4 (2004), notes that the entries are presented in "65 categories arranged by topic and chronological order. Each category is preceded by short, crisp, often quotable commentary that reflects the inclusion criterion applied.... [R]eading The Literary Spy will be both fun and informative." To Kruh, Cryptologia 29.2 (Apr. 2005), this "is a fascinating book that meets the needs of both the serious researcher and the armchair spy seeking entertainment."

3. Non-U.S.

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National Intelligence Book Center. Catalog Budapest 1989-1990. Washington, DC: NIBC, 1989.

Wheeler, Douglas L. "The Archives of Portugal: A Guide to an Intelligence Treasure Trove." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 4, no. 4 (Winter 1990): 539-550.

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