Good Reads - Nonfiction
Stories of Intrigue and Espionage
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China’s Penetration of the CIA by Tod Hoffman - 2008
Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy in America after the End of the Cold War by Pete Earley - 2007
Triple Cross: How Bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI – and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him by Peter Lance - 2006
Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games by T.H. Bagley - 2007
The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez - 1999
A CIA operative looks back on an exciting career in the shadow world of espionage.
Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag - 1998
A collection of adventures of underwater intelligence gathering.
The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald - 2000
“A true account that has more spy action than some Tom Clancy novels.”
The Hornet’s Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum by Mark Ryan - 2009
“A ripping real-life yarn of espionage and daring… the story of spying for British Intelligence in Nazi-occupied Denmark”
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant - 2008
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre - 2007
Fast-paced story of Eddie Chapman, a “charming criminal” and a double agent during World War II. Vividly shows what it feels like to be a spy.
The Brenner Assignment: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II by Patrick K. O’Donnell - 2008
This gripping, character-driven narrative reads like a novel.
Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, TIME Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent by Larry Berman - 2007
Prepared by Marty Krause, October 2010