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1 Aart, Dick Van Der Aerial Espionage. Secret Intelligence Flights by East and West.
New York Arco / Prentice Hall Press 1986 0671619527 / 9780671619527 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
167 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the estate of aviation collector Colin H. Kidd and with his embossed sticker. From the DJ: "A revealing book about the secret reconnaissance flights carried out by the Soviets and the West since the beginning of the Cold War. . . This book, which is illustrated with more than 250, often unpublished, photographs, drawings andmaps, brings to light the secret world of aerial espionage for the first time." 
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2 ACCOCE, PIERRE and, QUET, PIERRE A man called Lucy.
New York Coward-Mccann, Inc. , 1966 Hard Cover 
Translated by A.M. Sheridan White. 250 pages, 4 plates, cloth. Translated by Sheldon Smith. Story of Rudolph Roessler, one of the most famous spies of WWII. 
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3 Accoce, Pierre and, Quet, Pierre A Man Called Lucy.
New York Coward-Mccann, Inc. , 1966 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
250 pages, 4 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Translated by A. M. Sheridan White. From Wikipedia: "In World War II espionage, Rudolf Roessler (Rößler) (b.22 November 1897-d.11 December 1958) was the central (and mysterious) figure in the Lucy spy ring. He was a German refugee who had moved to Switzerland in 1933, and was the proprietor of a small publishing firm in Switzerland, Vita Novi. During the War, he managed to provide, through a Soviet espionage ring operating in Switzerland, extremely accurate and timely intelligence about German operations and intentions on the Eastern Front, usually within a day of operational decisions being made. His methods of obtaining intelligence information are still not entirely known. It was astonishingly good material, so good as to cause some considerable doubt about it in Moscow. A German Army commander who attacked the Russian-held town of Lomza in Poland, for example, was amazed to find a copy of his own orders when he occupied it. This was reported to the German High Command, yet they were unable to find the leak. Roessler was eventually arrested by the Swiss police during World War II and again a few years later; he was briefly jailed. He died in the 1950s (after another bout with the police) without, so far as is publicly known, ever explaining how he had done it, or exactly who his confederates in Germany were. It has been suggested that Roessler was actually a British agent, and that "Lucy" was actually a British Secret Service operation intended to get Ultra information to the Soviets in a convincing way untraceable to British codebreaking operations against the Germans." 
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4 Aldrich, Richard J. Intelligence and the War Against Japan. Britain, America and the Politics of Secret Service
Cambridge University Press 2000 0521641861 / 9780521641869 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Xxiv, 500 pages, illustraitons, maps, cloth, DJ, lacks front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From the DJ: "Intelligence and the War against Japan offers the first comprehensive scholarly history of the development of the British secret service and its relations with its American intelligence counterparts during the war against Japan. Richard J. Aldrich makes extensive use of recently declassified files in order to examine the politics of secret service during the war against Japan, analyzing the development of organizations such as the Special Operations Executive and the Office of Strategic Services in Asia. He argues that, from the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the Allies focused increasingly on each other's future ambitions, rather than the common enemy. Central to this theme are Churchill, Roosevelt and their rivalry over the future of the role of Asia. Richard J. Aldrich's cogent, fluent analysis of the role of intelligence in Far Eastern developments is the most thorough and penetrating account of this latterday "Great Game" yet produced. " ; 9.28 X 6.31 X 1.44 inches; 524 pages 
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5 ALINE, Countess of Romanones The spy went dancing.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
319 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. The author's experiences as an OSS agent in Spain in WWII. From the publisher: "America's most captivating secret agent reveals how she recruited the Duchess of Windsor - in her spellbinding sequel to The Spy Wore Red. American beauty, Spanish socialite, devoted wife and mother, spy: Aline, Countess of Romanones, made international headlines and bestseller lists with her dazzling memoir of World War II OSS adventures, The Spy Wore Red. Now she returns with a tale of danger and intrigue even more exciting than the first. It is 1966: the war has been over for more than twenty years when an ace operative, code name 'Tiger,' is called out of semi-retirement by the CIA for a crucial mission: to uncover a highly placed NATO mole who is gravely threatening U.S. security. But 'Tiger' is no ordinary spy; she is Aline, Countess of Romanones, an internationally prominent socialite who can mix naturally in the right European circles and charm people into saying more than they intend to. She is the perfect operative to beat the mole at his own deadly game. To succeed at her assignment, Aline knows she must recruit a secret partner - a trusted friend whose personal loyalty is unquestioned, a public figure whose social credentials are unsurpassed, a native American susceptible to the pressures of patriotism: In short, Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor." 
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6 ALINE, Countess of Romanones The spy went dancing.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
319 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. The author's experiences as an OSS agent in Spain in WWII. From the publisher: "America's most captivating secret agent reveals how she recruited the Duchess of Windsor - in her spellbinding sequel to The Spy Wore Red. American beauty, Spanish socialite, devoted wife and mother, spy: Aline, Countess of Romanones, made international headlines and bestseller lists with her dazzling memoir of World War II OSS adventures, The Spy Wore Red. Now she returns with a tale of danger and intrigue even more exciting than the first. It is 1966: the war has been over for more than twenty years when an ace operative, code name 'Tiger,' is called out of semi-retirement by the CIA for a crucial mission: to uncover a highly placed NATO mole who is gravely threatening U.S. security. But 'Tiger' is no ordinary spy; she is Aline, Countess of Romanones, an internationally prominent socialite who can mix naturally in the right European circles and charm people into saying more than they intend to. She is the perfect operative to beat the mole at his own deadly game. To succeed at her assignment, Aline knows she must recruit a secret partner - a trusted friend whose personal loyalty is unquestioned, a public figure whose social credentials are unsurpassed, a native American susceptible to the pressures of patriotism: In short, Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor." 
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7 Andersen, Hartvig The Dark City. Being an Account of the Adventures of a Secret Agent in Berlin
London Cresset Press 1954 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
255, [1] pages, half leather, very good. 
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8 Andrew, Christopher Her Majesty's Secret Service
New York Viking 1986 0670809411 / 9780670809417 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xviii, [2], 619 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. First published in Great Britain under the title SECRET SERVICE: THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. From Booklist: "Much of the value returned on America's multibillion-dollar spending on intelligence depends on what the ultimate consumer, the president, does with it. Too often the sum is wasted if he ignores it or wants fortune-telling clairvoyance from it. But a few presidents have justified the expense with their realistic use of confidential information. Writing about each chief executive, Andrew blends the organizational growth of U. S. Spy agencies (mostly ad hoc entities until the cold war spawned the CIA and NSA) with presidential predilections of the moment. FDR preferred espionage gathering on people (he was indifferent, unlike Churchill, to the signals intelligence that was possibly decisive in World War II) ; aerial surveillance tripped up Ike in the U-2 affair; and Nixon's undoing was his penchant for snooping on domestic political opponents. When not telling a revealing anecdote, such as Wilson's naive use of a simple cipher the British had no trouble cracking, Andrew aims his fluid analysis at the intelligence successes and failures in the foreign policy realm--in all, a fascinating synthesis from a premier author of a half-dozen previous espionage histories. " ; 9.10 X 6.30 X 2.10 inches; 619 pages 
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9 BARRON, JOHN KGB. The secret work of Soviet secret agents.
New York Readers Digest Books, 1974 0883490099 / 9780883490099 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 462 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Until now, there has been no definitive book that explains precisely what the KGB is, all that it does, and precisely how it exercises its largely unseen influence upon the world. Therefore, this comprehensive work, the result of four years of research, fills a significant void in the literature of contemporary affairs. The author has enlisted the cooperation of numerous Western security services and former KGB officers, many of whom have never before talked to any journalist. As a consequence, KGB is filled with unique information and factual revelations of headline proportions. " ; 462 pages 
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10 BARRON, JOHN KGB. The secret work of Soviet secret agents.
New York Readers Digest Books, 1974 0883490099 / 9780883490099 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 462 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Until now, there has been no definitive book that explains precisely what the KGB is, all that it does, and precisely how it exercises its largely unseen influence upon the world. Therefore, this comprehensive work, the result of four years of research, fills a significant void in the literature of contemporary affairs. The author has enlisted the cooperation of numerous Western security services and former KGB officers, many of whom have never before talked to any journalist. As a consequence, KGB is filled with unique information and factual revelations of headline proportions. " ; 462 pages 
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11 BESCHLOSS, MICHAEL R May-day. Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 affair.
New York Harper & Brothers 1986 0060155655 / 9780060155650 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
494 pages, 12 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the DJ: "Why was an American spy plane sent into Russia on the eve of the Paris summit? How was the U-2 really downed? Was the whole episode contrived to sabotage detente? Fresh discoveries on these and other questions emerge on almost every page of Mayday. "; Ex-Library; 494 pages 
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12 BESCHLOSS, MICHAEL R Mayday. Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair.
New York Harper & Brothers 1986 0060155655 / 9780060155650 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, [2], 494 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "Why was an American spy plane sent into Russia on the eve of the Paris summit? How was the U-2 really downed? Was the whole episode contrived to sabotage detente? Fresh discoveries on these and other questions emerge on almost every page of Mayday. " 
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13 BLUM, HOWARD I Pledge Allegiance... The True Story Of The Walkers: An American Spy Family.
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671626140 / 9780671626143 Hard Cover 
438 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: The story of the Walker spy family - the fascinating tale of John Walker, Navy communications expert, who recruited his son, his brother, and his best friend into what has been called 'the most damaging spy ring in American history.' Now Howard Blum - with in-depth access to key government documents, intelligence officials, and family members - tells both the inside story of the Walker ring and the shocking saga of the Walker family itself. A story of spies, go-go girls, sailors, the KGB, the FBI, the KKK, born-again Christians, private detectives, promiscuity, kidnappings, nuclear warfare, and - above all - love and betrayal, it is both a true-life espionage thriller and the gripping human drama of a family caught up in a deadly distortion of the American dream. 
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14 BLUM, HOWARD I Pledge Allegiance... The True Story Of The Walkers: An American Spy Family.
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671626140 / 9780671626143 Hard Cover 
438 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. Book club edition. From the publisher: The story of the Walker spy family - the fascinating tale of John Walker, Navy communications expert, who recruited his son, his brother, and his best friend into what has been called 'the most damaging spy ring in American history.' Now Howard Blum - with in-depth access to key government documents, intelligence officials, and family members - tells both the inside story of the Walker ring and the shocking saga of the Walker family itself. A story of spies, go-go girls, sailors, the KGB, the FBI, the KKK, born-again Christians, private detectives, promiscuity, kidnappings, nuclear warfare, and - above all - love and betrayal, it is both a true-life espionage thriller and the gripping human drama of a family caught up in a deadly distortion of the American dream. 
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15 BLUM, HOWARD I Pledge Allegiance... The True Story Of The Walkers: An American Spy Family.
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671626140 / 9780671626143 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
438 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: The story of the Walker spy family - the fascinating tale of John Walker, Navy communications expert, who recruited his son, his brother, and his best friend into what has been called 'the most damaging spy ring in American history.' Now Howard Blum - with in-depth access to key government documents, intelligence officials, and family members - tells both the inside story of the Walker ring and the shocking saga of the Walker family itself. A story of spies, go-go girls, sailors, the KGB, the FBI, the KKK, born-again Christians, private detectives, promiscuity, kidnappings, nuclear warfare, and - above all - love and betrayal, it is both a true-life espionage thriller and the gripping human drama of a family caught up in a deadly distortion of the American dream. 
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16 BOURKE, SEAN The springing of George Blake.
New York Viking Press, 1970 0670665428 / 9780670665426 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
364 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: In May 1961, George Blake, a member of the British Foreign Service then working in Berlin, was arrested and charged on five counts of espionage. At his trial it came out that for nine years he had acted as a double agent, working for both England's MI 6 and the Russian KGB, and had effectively blown the cover of the entire Western network of agents in Europe, delivering to the Russians 'every document of any importance which came into my hands.' The intensity of the authorities' dismay and anger was reflected by Blake's receiving the longest jail sentence in British history - 42 years. On October 22, 1966, Blake escaped from London's Wormwood Scrubs prison, scaling the 20-foot wall by means of rope ladder thrown over with split-second timing from outside. He managed to reach asylum in Russia, where he remains today, and for some time it was believed that his almost incredible escape was the work of the KGB. But truth soon made pale custard of fiction. The coup had been singlehandedly engineered by one ingenious 32 year old Irishman. 
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17 BROWN, ANTHONY CAVE Treason in the blood. H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the spy case of the century.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1994 039563119X / 9780395631195 Hard Cover 
677 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks rear blank endpaper otherwise very good. From the dj, 'Kim Philby has been called 'one of the most remarkable double-agents to have been exposed in our time' by the Regius Profess of Modern History at Oxford. The CIA considers him 'the most remarkable spy of our generation.' And the KGB has characterized him as 'a unique spy...one of the most important men of the century.' Harry St. John Bridger Philby, Kim Philby's father and mentor, was one of the most intriguing intellectuals and adventurers of our time, a manipulator who played a key role in establishing the modern Middle East. In this dual biography, highly dramatic and rich in intimate detail, Anthony Cave Brown, author of the classic Bodyguard of Lies, tells the extraordinary story of two men whose lives were directly opposed to the establishment into which they were born and for which they were bred...Cave Brown first met Kim Philby while on assignment in Beirut in the late 1950s. Now, after following a research trail leading from the United States to Great Britain, Switzerland, France, and finally Moscow, the author has written a biography documented withscores of interviews, the private papers of St. John and Kim Philby, and never-before-seen photographs and KGB memoranda.' 
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18 COOKRIDGE, E[DWARD] H[ENRY] The net that covers the world.
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1955 Hard Cover 
315 pages, cloth. 1st U.S. edition, very good. Soviet espionage activities from pre- WWII to the 1950's by a former British agent. 
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19 Costello, John and, Tsarev, Oleg Deadly Illusions.
New York Crown Publishers 1993 071265500X / 9780712655002 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
538 pages 
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20 COULSON, Major THOMAS, O.E.B. Mata Hari. Courtesan and spy.
New York Blue Ribbon Books, 1930 Hard Cover 
312 pages, 4 plates, cloth, covers little worn, text very good. Plates show Greta Garbo portraying Mata Hari. 
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