True Spy Stories

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[interactive_banner banner_desc=”Head of the CIA under Eisenhower and Kennedy, Allen Dulles devoted his life to what he called “the craft of intelligence,“ changing the history of espionage.” banner_image=”9717|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Gentleman-Spy.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The British government’s efforts to block publication of this book climaxed in a sensational trial in Australia in 1986 that cast a shadow of disrepute on the British legal system, the Official Secrets Act and the government itself. ” banner_image=”9694|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Spycatcher-Wright.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2FcB%2BWRI%2Fcb%2Bwri%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dcb%2Bwri%266%252C%252C7||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The story of young writer Roald Dahl, who is assigned by His Majesty’s Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America’s isolationist circles.” banner_image=”9701|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-irregulars.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc940.5486%2BCON%2Fc940.5486%2Bcon%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2F2exact%26FF%3Dc940.5486%2Bcon%261%252C2%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced.” banner_image=”9710|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Agent-Zigzag.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc940.5486%2BMAC%2Fc940.5486%2Bmac%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2F2exact%26FF%3Dc940.5486%2Bmac%261%252C3%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Janeczko uncovers two centuries’ worth of true spy stories in U.S. history.” banner_image=”9698|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-dark-game.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2FcTEEN%2B327.1273%2BJAN%2Fc327.1273%2Bjan%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2F2exact%26FF%3Dc327.1273%2Bjan%261%252C2%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, “Wild Bill“ Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country’s first national intelligence agency) and the father of today’s CIA.” banner_image=”9708|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Wild-Bill-Donovan.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc940.5486%2BWAL%2Fc940.5486%2Bwal%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc940.5486%2Bwal%262%252C%252C2||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The agents, communications, technological advances, covert actions, and double agents during the Cold War.” banner_image=”9716|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Espionage-Keeley.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2FcTEEN%2B327.12%2BKEE%2Fc327.12%2Bkee%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.12%2Bkee%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”]
[interactive_banner banner_desc=”Park Honan’s biography combines a passion for the subject with a wealth of new evidence on all aspects of Marlowe’s short but extraordinary life.” banner_image=”9713|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Christopher-Marlowe.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2FcB%2BMAR%2Fcb%2Bmar%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dcb%2Bmar%265%252C%252C48||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Using information and techniques gathered by the International Spy Museum and an ex-CIA agent, this book shows how the tricks and methods used by spies can be incorporated into everyday life, such as how to hide valuables in your home or how to avoid carjacking or pickpockets.” banner_image=”9687|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/International-Spy-Museum-Handbook.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.12%2BBAR%2Fc327.12%2Bbar%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.12%2Bbar%261%252C%252C2||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”This landmark book is a massive, meticulous, and utterly riveting account of the duplicity and incompetence that characterized twentieth-century Soviet espionage and the British response to it.” banner_image=”9706|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Treachery-Pincher.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.12%2BPIN%2Fc327.12%2Bpin%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.12%2Bpin%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders, directors, producers, and actors, traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. ” banner_image=”9711|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Argo-book.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Ftargo%2Ftargo%2F1%252C3%252C4%252CB%2Fexact%26FF%3Dtargo%2Bhow%2Bthe%2Bcia%2Band%2Bhollywood%2Bpulled%2Boff%2Bthe%2Bmost%2Baudacious%2Brescue%2Bin%2Bhistory%261%252C2%252C%2Findexsort%3D-||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Six double agents — Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo — who would weave a web of deception so intricate that it ensnared Hitler’s army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety on 6 June 1944, D-Day.” banner_image=”9714|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Double-Cross.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc940.5421%2BMAC%2Fc940.5421%2Bmac%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2F2exact%26FF%3Dc940.5421%2Bmac%261%252C2%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”A former MI6 officer and undercover agent describes the true story of a daring naval rescue attempt in 1919 to save a British agent trapped in Russia during the power struggle between the former Tsarists and Bolsheviks.” banner_image=”9689|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Operation-Kronstadt.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.124%2BFER%2Fc327.124%2Bfer%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.124%2Bfer%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The story of Wilhelm Canaris ; the most dangerous intelligence man in WWII.” banner_image=”9686|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Hitlers-spy-chief.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc943.086%2BBAS%2Fc943.086%2Bbas%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc943.086%2Bbas%261%252C%252C2||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”]
[interactive_banner banner_desc=”A gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called “the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War.“” banner_image=”9693|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Southern-lady-Yankee-spy.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2FcB%2BVAN%2Fcb%2Bvan%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dcb%2Bvan%267%252C%252C8||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Frederick Hitz, former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency, contrasts the writings of well-known authors of spy novels—classic and popular—with real-life espionage cases.” banner_image=”9699|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-Great-Game.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.12%2BHIT%2Fc327.12%2Bhit%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.12%2Bhit%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”The inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. ” banner_image=”9709|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/A-time-to-betray.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.1273%2BKAH%2Fc327.1273%2Bkah%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.1273%2Bkah%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”A history of Chinese espionage in America draws on interviews with key FBI and CIA insiders, focusing on two key cases–double agent Katrina Leung and the scientist known as Tiger Trap, who was suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets.” banner_image=”9705|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Tiger-trap.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc327.51%2BWIS%2Fc327.51%2Bwis%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc327.51%2Bwis%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. In this world, information was power: those closest to the Queen were there because they had the best network to gather it.” banner_image=”9715|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Elizabeths-spymaster.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc942.055%2BHUT%2Fc942.055%2Bhut%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc942.055%2Bhut%261%252C%252C2||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Jack O’Connell possessed an uncanny ability to be at the center of things. On his arrival in Jordan in 1958, he unraveled a coup aimed at the young King Hussein, who would become America’s most reliable Middle East ally.” banner_image=”9688|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Kings-counsel.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc956.04%2BOCO%2Fc956.04%2Boco%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc956.04%2Boco%261%252C1%252C||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner banner_desc=”Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR’s wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations.” banner_image=”9692|https://www.mrrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Roosevelts-secret-war.jpg” link_opts=”box” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.mrrl.org%2Fsearch~S5%3F%2Fc940.54%2BPER%2Fc940.54%2Bper%2F-3%252C-1%252C0%252CE%2Fframeset%26FF%3Dc940.54%2Bper%261%252C%252C2||target:%20_blank” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f” banner_desc_style=”font-weight:bold;” banner_desc_font_size=”14″][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”][interactive_banner link_opts=”box” banner_link=”||” banner_style=”style34″ desc_color=”#000000″ banner_overlay_bg_color=”#ddc79f”]