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Recommended Reading

Major Spy Cases

Adams, James. Sellout: Aldrich Ames and the Corruption of the CIA. New York: Viking, 1995.

Allen, Thomas B., and Norman Polmar. Merchants of Treason: America's Secrets for Sale. New York: Delacorte, 1988.

Allen, Thomas B., and Norman Polmar. Merchants of Treason: America's Secrets for Sale. New York: Delacorte, 1988.

Barron, John. Breaking the Ring: The Bizarre Case of the Walker Family Spy Ring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Bentley, Elizabeth. Out of Bondage: The Story of Elizabeth Bentley. New York: Ivy Books, 1988.

Blum, Howard. I Pledge Allegiance… The True Story of the Walkers: An American Spy Family. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

Carmichael, Scott W. True Believer: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2007.

Carter, Miranda. Anthony Blunt: His Lives. London: Macmillan, 2001.

De Lattre, Lucas. A Spy at the Heart of the Third Reich: The Extraordinary Story of Fritz Kolbe, America’s Most Important Spy in World War II. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005.

Drogin, Bob. Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War. New York: Random House, 2007.

Earley, Pete. Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames. New Y r : G. P. P tnam’ S n , 1996.

Earley, Pete. Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.

Goldenberg, Elliot. The Hunting Horse: The Truth Behind the Jonathan Pollard Spy Case. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2000.

Havill, Adrian. The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold: The Secret Life of FBI Double Agent Robert Hanssen. New Y r : St. Martin’ Press, 2001.

Hunter, Robert W., and Lynn Dean Hunter. Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Kessler, Lauren. Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, The Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Kessler, Ronald. Escape from the CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever To Defect to the U.S. New York: Pocket Books, 1991.

Kessler, Ronald. Spy vs. Spy: Stalking Soviet Spies in America. New York: Scribner's, 1988.

Kneece, Jack. Family Treason: The Walker Spy Case. Briar Cliff Manor, NY: Stein & Day, 1986.

Knightley, Phillip. Philby: The Life and Views of the KGB Master Spy. London: A. Deutsch, 1988.

Lindsey, Robert. The Falcon and the Snowman. A True Story of Friendship and Espionage. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.

Lindsey, Robert. The Flight of the Falcon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.

Maas, Peter. Killer Spy: The Inside Story of the FBI’s Pursuit and Capture of Aldrich Ames, America’s Deadliest Spy. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Martin, David C. Wilderness of Mirrors. Harper & Row, 1980.

Modin, Yuri. My Five Cambridge Friends: Burgess, Maclean, Philby, Blunt and Cairncross by Their KGB Controller. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.

Olmsted, Kathryn S. Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Penkovsky, Oleg Vladamirovich. The Penkovsky Papers. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1965.

Philby, Kim. My Silent War: The Soviet Master Spy’s Own Story. New York: Grove Press, 1968.

Powell, Bill. Treason: How a Russian Spy Led an American Journalist to a U.S. Double Agent. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Rabinove, Samuel. The Pollard Case Revisited. New York: The American Jewish Committee, Institute of Human Relations, 1992.

Schecter, Jerrold L. and Peter A. Deriabin. The Spy Who Saved the World: How a Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War. New York: C. Scribner’ Sons; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.

Schiller, Lawrence. Into the Mirror: The Life of Master Spy Robert P. Hanssen. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Shannon, Elaine, and Ann Blackman. The Spy Next Door: The Extraordinary Secret Life of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Damaging FBI Agent in U.S. History. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.

Walker, John Anthony. My Life as a Spy: One of America’s Most Notorious Spies Finally Tells His Story. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2008.

Weiner, Tim, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis. Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy. New York: Random House, 1995.

Weiser, Benjamin. A Secret Life: The Polish Office, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.

West, Nigel, and Oleg Tsarev. The Crown Jewels: The British Secrets at the Heart of the KGB Archives. London: HarperCollins, 1998.

West, Nigel. The Illegals: The Double Lives of the Cold War's Most Secret Agents. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993.

Wise, David A. The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, The Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002.

Wise, David. Molehunt: The Secret Search for Traitors That Shattered the CIA. Random House, Inc., 1992.

Wise, David. Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

See also interviews with Ames at: and; and documents on the Ames case at:

Wise, David. Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America. New York: Random House, 2002.

See also information on Hanssen at the FBI web site:; further documents at:; and extensive news coverage on the case at:

Wynne, Greville. The Man from Moscow: The Story of Wynne and Penkovsky. London: Hutchinson, 1967.