- The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
In December 2009, members of al-Qaeda infiltrated the CIA’s Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan and succeeded in killing seven agency operatives.
- The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber
One of the bloodiest and most feared terrorists in the history of the Middle East, Yehiya Ayyash ("the Engineer") got his start in electronic engineering, innocuously monkeying about with family radios and TV sets.
- God's Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot
As historian Hogge points out in this sometimes dry and sometimes lively popular religious history, the impulse to return Catholicism to England in the latter part of the 16th century arose with the establishment of the Anglican Church.
- Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent
Author Ridgway spent four decades pushing Disney on millions of consumers worldwide, and this collection of "war stories" from the front lines of perhaps the biggest marketing success in history brims with insider info, but without once betraying the Disney name.
- The Queen's Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England
British historian Cooper’s biography of Elizabethan spymaster Francis Walsingham is as thrilling and suspenseful as any modern spy novel.
- Agents in My Brain: How I Survived Manic Depression
Hannon is brave indeed to have written this memoir of his struggle with the manic depression which has afflicted him since high school.
- The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad
Moscow-based investigative journalists Soldatov and Borogan (The Red Web) give an absorbing account of Russian governments’ attempts to “use the Russian émigré community to achieve their goals to neutralize any potential dangers posed by Russians abroad.”
- Women Who Risk: Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World
Married American pastors Tom (Killing Christians) and JoAnn Doyle offer a middling collection of stories about Muslims who have converted to Christianity.
- The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents
Owens's conversion inspired the formation of Britain's Twenty Committee (aka XX or Double Cross), which controlled the messages sent by double agents, as well as the country's systematic policy of using German intelligence agents for deception.
- Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
Emmett's engaging account is a reminder of the constant threats this esteemed agency faces and the effort each agent puts into their work.
- THE BUREAU AND THE MOLE: The Unmaking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History
By the time fellow FBI agents arrested Robert Hanssen in February 2001, he'd been spying for the Russians off and on for two decades.
- St. Joseph, My Real Estate Agent: Patron Saint of Home Life and Home Selling
After having a house on the market for seven months with nary a nibble, Binz sheepishly took the advice of his Presbyterian real estate agent and buried a Saint Joseph statue in his yard.
- Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring
Edgar Hoover’s organization demonstrated a high learning curve—thanks in good part to double agent William Sebold.
- Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
Over time, Kitzer and the agents developed an enviable friendship that survived the FBI’s Operation Fountain Pen sting in 1977, which landed Kitzer in prison.
- They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France
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