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Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart Inc., 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 400 pages. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and is in a plastic sleeve. Slightly cocked. Philip Burnett Franklin Agee (July 19, 1935 – January 7, 2008) was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and writer, best known as author of the 1975 book, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, detailing his experiences in the CIA. Agee joined the CIA in 1957, and over the following decade had postings in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. After resigning from the Agency in 1968, he became a leading opponent of CIA practices. A co-founder of CovertAction Quarterly, he died in Cuba in January 2008. Agee became something of a minor celebrity in the United Kingdom after the publication of Inside the Company. He revealed the identities of dozens of CIA agents in the CIA London station. After numerous requests from the American government as well as an MI6 report that blamed Agee's work for the execution of two MI6 agents in Poland, a request was put in to deport Agee from the UK. Although Agee fought this and was supported by MPs, journalists, and private citizens, he eventually departed from the UK on June 3, 1977, and traveled to the Netherlands. Agee was also eventually expelled from the Netherlands, France, West Germany and Italy. Agee was accused by U.S. President George H. W. Bush of being responsible for the death of Richard Welch, a Harvard-educated classicist who was murdered by the Revolutionary Organization 17 November while heading the CIA Station in Athens.
New York: Berkley Books, 1983. Berkley Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. , 243,  pages. Cover worn, soiled and creased. Corner of rear cover gone. While on a ship bound for Turkey, an armaments expert discovers that he is the intended victim of a murder plot. Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. Also working as a screenwriter, Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. When the Second World War broke out, Ambler entered the army as a private soldier. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1941. He was soon reassigned to photographic units. He ended the war as a lieutenant-colonel and an assistant director of the Army Film and Photographic Unit. After the war, he worked in the civilian film industry as a screenwriter, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work on the film The Cruel Sea (1953), adapted from the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. He did not resume writing under his own name until 1951, when he entered the second of his two distinct periods in his writing. Five of his six early works are regarded as classic thrillers. He created the 1960 American detective TV series Checkmate. Ambler's best-known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day (1962), filmed in 1964 as Topkapi. Other classic movies based on his work include Journey into Fear (1943), starring Joseph Cotten, and an original screenplay, The October Man (1947).
Washington DC: Public Affairs Press. Hardcover. vi, , 487,  pages. Index. Inscribed by author on fep. Rear board has weakness and restrengthened with glue. Edge soiling. Jack Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. Anderson won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his investigation on secret American policy decision-making between the United States and Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Anderson had a national radio show, acted as Washington bureau chief of Parade magazine, and was a commentator on ABC-TV's Good Morning America. Among his exposés was reporting the Nixon's investigation and harassment of John Lennon during its fight to deport Lennon, the continuing activities of fugitive Nazi officials in South America, and the savings and loan crisis. He revealed the history of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, and was credited for breaking the story of the Iran–Contra affair under President Reagan.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. Second Impression [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 238 pages. Ink marks noted on several pages. Contains Footnotes, List of Illustrations [8 plates between pages 110 and 111; 16 documents between pages 5 and 16; and 4 diagrams between pages xi and xviii]. List of Abbreviations, KGB Codenames of Centre Officers and Residents, Note on the Documents, and Introduction: The Centre and Foreign Intelligence. Chapters cover The KGB's Global Priorities; Agent Recruitment; Illegals; Operation RYAN; The 'Main Adversary': The United States; The Main Ally of the 'Main Adversary': The United Kingdom; The European Community; The Socialist International; China; New Thinking? Also contains Appendix A: The KGB Files and Archives; Appendix B: Residency Records and Communications with the Centre; and Notes. Instructions from the Centre offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadership at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991. Christopher Maurice Andrew is an historian at the University of Cambridge with a special interest in international relations and in particular the history of intelligence services. Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (born October 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB who became KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1974 to 1985. He was exfiltrated from the USSR in 1985.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Army War College Foundation Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. xi, , 394,  pages. Includes Maps, Foreword By Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (USA Ret.), Preface, Prologue, 33 Chapters, and an Epilogue. A number of many pages are somewhat creased at the bottom edge. Rear board damaged and inside of DJ damaged. Major General Edward B. Atkeson, USA Ret., was a senior fellow with AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During his military service he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Europe, and was later a member of the National Intelligence Council under the Director of Central Intelligence. He also served with the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State. He holds a BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy, an MBA from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Luton, England. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, from 1973 to 1974. General Atkeson is a frequent writer and speaker on military affairs and has contributed more than 100 articles to military journals and other publications. He is the author of four books: The Final Argument of Kings: Reflections on the Art of War (HERO Books, 1988); A Military Assessment of the Middle East 1991-1996 (U.S. Army War College, 1992); The Powder Keg: An Intelligence Officer’s Guide to Military Forces in the Middle East 1996-2000 (NOVA Publications, 1996); and A Tale of Three Wars (Army War College Foundation Press, 1997).
Cincinnati, OH: U. P. James, 1841. later edition, presumed first printing thus. Stiff boards. 14 cm. 104 pages and with Ramble item 128 total pages. Illustrations. Date of 1841 written in pencil on title page. Name of previous owner present on the inside cover--Middle name is Crosby! Front board separated but present. Some pencil underlining. noted. Based upon the facts narrated by Crosby to H. L. Barnum. 24 pages of Robert Ramble's Book of Heroes bound in. As reported in his obituary in the Cabinet Newspaper (Schenectady, NY), July 8, 1835, p. 3, Crosby's life was the basis for the character Harvey Birch in The Spy, a novel published in 1821 and authored by the American writer James Fenimore Cooper.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. First American Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 603,  pages. Author's Note. Map . Glossary. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ somewhat soiled, some wear to DJ edges. Ian Black was the Guardian's Middle East editor, European editor, diplomatic editor and foreign leader writer in 36 years on the paper. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics. Benny Morris (born 8 December 1948) is an Israeli historian. He is a professor of history in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Beersheba, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians," a term Morris coined to describe himself and historians Avi Shlaim and Ilan Pappé. Morris's work on the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has won praise from both sides of the political divide. Regarding himself as a Zionist, he writes, "I embarked upon the research not out of ideological commitment or political interest. I simply wanted to know what happened."