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A reissue of the first comprehensive history of American intelligence, espionage, and covert actiona book poised to capture a new audience in the wake of the recent NSA surveillance scandal
A History of U.S. Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA
978-0-8021-2328-2 • $22.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2014
“In this eminently readable compendium of America’s experience with the secret arts of intelligence, Mr. O’Toole has performed a great service for our intelligence agencies and community.” William E. Colby, former director, CIA
Foreign policy in peacetime and command decision in war have always been driven by intelligence, and yet these subjects have often been overlooked in standard histories.Honorable Treachery fills in the details, dramatically recounting every important intelligence operation since our nation’s birth. This includes how in 1795 President Washington mounted a covert operation to ransom American hostages in the Middle East; how in 1897 Kaiser Wilhelm II’s plans for an invasion of the United States were scuppered by the director of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence; and how President Woodrow Wilson created a secret agency called the Inquiry to compile intelligence for the peace negotiations at the end of World War I. Honorable Treachery puts America’s use of covert intelligence into a broader historical context and is sure to appeal to anyone interested in American history and the secret workings of our country.