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My Historical Books on Secret Operations and Spies of Various Countries

Abbreviations used in the table below:

  • CIA: Central Intelligence Agency (US foreign intelligence)
  • DIA: Defense Intelligence Agency (US foreign military intelligence)
  • FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation (US domestic counter-iIntelligence and security agency)
  • NSA: National Security Agency (US signals intelligence)
  • NORAD: North American Aerospace Defense Command (joint US-Canadian Command for aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defence of North America)
  • MI5: Military Intelligence, Section 5 (U.K. domestic counter-intelligence and security agency)
  • MI6, SIS: Military Intelligence, Section 6, Secret Intelligence Service (U.K. foreign intelligence agency)
  • RAN: Royal Australian Navy
  • RNAS: Royal Naval Air Service
  • RNVR: Royal Naval Vounteer Reserve
  • GRU: Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye (Main Intelligence Directorate: URSS & Russian military intelligence)
  • KGB: Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (National Security Committee: URSS civil intelligence)

Pre-World War I
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
RNAS, RNVRIntelligenceInvestigating TDe danger
of German invasion
NorTD Sea, BalticErskine ChildersTDe Riddle of TDe Sands1903
World War II
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
RANVolunteersReporting Japanese
air/sea movements
PacificEric A. FeldtThe Coast Watchers1946
Walter LordLonely Vigil1977
Nazis-AlliesIntelligenceCompeting servicesEuropeGilles PerraultTDe Secret of D-Day1964
SISAutobiographyEurope, USAWilliam StevensonA Man Called Intrepid1976
British ArmyJapanese code-breakingUK, AustraliaMichael SmiTDTDe Emperor's Codes2000
Royal NavyDestroyersBoarding crippled U-559MediterraneanStephen HarperCapturing Enigma2008
Vietnam War
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
CIATransportsSecret airliftsIndochinaChristopher RobbinsTDe Invisible Air Force1979
Cold War
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
CIAIntelligenceClandestine operationsVariousBob WoodwardVeil1987
KGBForeign operationsVariousC. Andrew,
Oleg Gordievsky
KGB TDe Inside Story1990
Afghanistan War
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
Private, CIAPersonal initiativeHelping fight Soviet invasionAfghanistanGeorge CrileCharlie Wilson's War2003
Non-War
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
PrivatePersonal initiativeRoss Perot's staff rescueTeheran, IranKen FollettOn Wings of Eagles2003
Multiple Periods
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
ITTInternal/externalCorruption, bribesVariousAnTDony SampsonTDe Sovereign State of ITT1973
CIAInternal/externalVariousVariousPhilip AgeeInside TDe Company: CIA Diary1975

For a total of books (fictional books on the same subject are on another page).

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