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    A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Paperback Sonia Purnell 9780735225312 $24.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 24, 2020
    The never-before-told story of one woman’s heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.”The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and—despite her prosthetic leg—helped to light the ... + Read More
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    Life Undercover Coming of Age in the CIA Hardcover Amaryllis Fox 9780385692410 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 15, 2019
    Amaryllis Fox’s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world’s most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while falling in love and giving birth to a daughter.Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying ancient languages and theoretical physics when her writing mentor, Daniel Pearl, was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, she applied to a Master’s program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service,... + Read More
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    The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War Paperback Ben Macintyre 9780771060359 $22.00 HISTORY Aug 06, 2019
    The celebrated author of A Spy Among Friends and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Cold War-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union.If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation’s communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his firs... + Read More
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    Nuking the Moon And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board Hardcover Vince Houghton 9780525505174 $35.00 HISTORY May 07, 2019
    The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane."Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Grunt and StiffIn 1958, the U.S. Air Force nuked the moon as a show of military force. In 1967, the CIA sent live cats to spy on the Soviet government. In 1942, the British built a torpedo-proof aircraft carrier out of an iceberg. Of course... + Read More
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    Survive Like a Spy Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too Hardcover Jason Hanson 9780143131595 $35.00 REFERENCE Mar 06, 2018
    Follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life--revealing high-stakes techniques and survival secrets from real intelligence officers in life-or-death situations around the worldEveryone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight. In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories ... + Read More
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    Cracking Codes with Python An Introduction to Building and Breaking Ciphers Paperback Al Sweigart 9781593278229 $39.95 COMPUTERS Jan 23, 2018
    Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages! After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin.Each ... + Read More
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    Code Warriors NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union Paperback Stephen Budiansky 9780804170970 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 22, 2017
    A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous “cult of silence” has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades   The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and ... + Read More
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    Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected Paperback Jason Hanson 9780399175671 $23.00 REFERENCE Sep 20, 2016
    Now in paperback—The New York Times bestselling safety and security guide from a former CIA officer and successful Shark Tank contestant!When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in everyday civilian life.In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and even disappe... + Read More
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    I Lie for a Living Paperback Author TBD 9780792253167 $21.00 TRUE CRIME May 02, 2006
    Top Secret is definitely not the right word for the International Spy Museum-its launch in 2002 made news and it has been high-profile ever since, with attendance growing by leaps and bounds. The International Spy Museum Handbook of Practical Spying has already been declassified to the delight of those in the need-to-know. Now, following up on that success, here's an illustrated biographical who's who of spydom from biblical days to recent times. I Lie for a Living is a regular rogue's gallery of history's most accomplished intriguers and intel... + Read More
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    The Great Game The Myths and Reality of Espionage Paperback Frederick P. Hitz 9780375726385 $18.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 10, 2005
    In this riveting insider’s account, a former inspector general of the CIA compares actual espionage cases and practices with classic and popular spy fiction, showing that the real world of espionage is nearly always stranger and more complicated than even the best spy fiction.Exploring everything from tradecraft and recruitment to bureaucracy and betrayal, The Great Game contrasts fictional spies created by such authors as John Le Carr?, Tom Clancy and Joseph Conrad with their real-life counterparts from Kim Philby to Aldrich Ames. Drawing on... + Read More
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    International Spy Museum's Handbook of Practical Spying Paperback Author TBD 9780792267959 $22.50 TRUE CRIME Jul 06, 2004
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    Series: Eyewitness Memoirs War of Numbers An Intelligence Memoir of the Vietnam War's Uncounted Enemy Paperback Sam Adams 9781586422516 $25.95 HISTORY Apr 14, 2020
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    In Deep The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's Deep State Hardcover David Rohde 9781324003540 $40.00 HISTORY Apr 14, 2020
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    Snowden's Box Trust in the Age of Surveillance Hardcover Jessica Bruder 9781788733434 $25.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Mar 31, 2020
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    Gray Day My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy Paperback Eric O'Neill 9780525573531 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Mar 24, 2020
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    D-Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II Paperback Sarah Rose 9780451495099 $24.00 HISTORY Mar 17, 2020
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    American Cipher Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan Paperback Matt Farwell 9780735221062 $24.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 10, 2020
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    Madame Fourcade's Secret War The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Paperback Lynne Olson 9780812985030 $27.00 HISTORY Mar 03, 2020
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    The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (Academic Edition) Executive Summary of the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program Paperback Senate Select Committee On Intelligence 9781612198460 $36.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 18, 2020
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    A Covert Action Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland Paperback Seth G. Jones 9780393357936 $24.95 HISTORY Feb 11, 2020
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    The Scientist and the Spy A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage Hardcover Mara Hvistendahl 9780735214286 $37.00 TRUE CRIME Feb 04, 2020
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    The Impeachment Report The House Intelligence Committee's Report on Its Investigation into Donald Trump and Ukraine Paperback The House Intelligence Committee 9780593237540 $17.50 POLITICAL SCIENCE Dec 17, 2019
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    They Fought Alone The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France Paperback Charles Glass 9780143111139 $24.00 HISTORY Dec 03, 2019
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    Sandworm A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers Hardcover Andy Greenberg 9780385544405 $38.95 COMPUTERS Nov 05, 2019
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    The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer Hardcover Meryle Secrest 9780451493651 $40.00 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Nov 05, 2019
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    The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (Movie Tie-In Edition) Executive Summary of the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program Media tie-in Paperback Senate Select Committee On Intelligence 9781612198446 $24.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 24, 2019
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    The Secret World A History of Intelligence Paperback Christopher Andrew 9780140285321 $31.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 27, 2019
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    The Fifth Domain Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats Hardcover Richard A. Clarke 9780525561965 $40.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Jul 16, 2019
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    A Spy Named Orphan The Enigma of Donald Maclean Paperback Roland Philipps 9780393356960 $24.95 HISTORY Jun 11, 2019
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    Facts and Fears Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence Paperback James R. Clapper 9780525558668 $23.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 21, 2019
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    A Brotherhood of Spies The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War Paperback Monte Reel 9781101910429 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 21, 2019
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    The Assault on Intelligence American National Security in an Age of Lies Paperback Michael V. Hayden 9780525558606 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 07, 2019
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    D-Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II Hardcover Sarah Rose 9780451495082 $37.00 HISTORY Apr 23, 2019
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    The Management of Savagery How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump Hardcover Max Blumenthal 9781788732291 $35.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Apr 02, 2019
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    Gray Day My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy Hardcover Eric O'Neill 9780525573524 $36.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Mar 26, 2019
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    Spies of No Country Behind Enemy Lines at the Birth of the Israeli Secret Service Paperback Matti Friedman 9780771038822 $24.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 05, 2019
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    Madame Fourcade's Secret War The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Hardcover Lynne Olson 9780812994766 $40.00 HISTORY Mar 05, 2019
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    The Mitrokhin Archive II The KGB in the World Paperback Christopher Andrew 9780141989471 $42.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 27, 2018
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    The Mitrokhin Archive The KGB in the World Paperback Christopher Andrew 9780141989488 $42.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 27, 2018
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    Beirut Rules The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America Hardcover Fred Burton 9781101987469 $37.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 23, 2018
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    King of Spies The Dark Reign of an American Spymaster Paperback Blaine Harden 9780143128861 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 02, 2018
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    A Spy Named Orphan The Enigma of Donald Maclean Hardcover Roland Philipps 9780393608571 $38.95 HISTORY May 01, 2018
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    MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II Paperback Peter Eisner 9780143128847 $23.00 HISTORY May 01, 2018
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    The Assault on Intelligence American National Security in an Age of Lies Hardcover Michael V. Hayden 9780525558583 $37.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 01, 2018
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    A Spy in Canaan How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement Hardcover Marc Perrusquia 9781612193410 $37.99 HISTORY Mar 27, 2018
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    The Looming Tower (Movie Tie-in) Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Media tie-in Paperback Lawrence Wright 9780525564362 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 02, 2018
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    How America Lost Its Secrets Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft Paperback Edward Jay Epstein 9781101974377 $23.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 28, 2017
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    Spymaster The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield Paperback Martin Pearce 9780552171625 $21.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 26, 2017
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    The Butcher's Trail How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt Paperback Julian Borger 9781590518984 $23.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 19, 2017

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