Code Name Blue Wren

BOOK REVIEWCode Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Female Spy―and the Sister She Betrayed by Jim Popkin 2022 About the AuthorJim Popkin is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in Washington Post Magazine, WIRED, Newsweek, Slate, The Guardian, Washingtonian and on National Public Radio. He was a senior investigative … Continue reading Code Name Blue Wren

The Moscow Rules

BOOK REVIEWThe Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold WarBy Antonio Mendez & Jonna Mendez 2019 About the AuthorsAntonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept … Continue reading The Moscow Rules

The Liar

BOOK REVIEW The Liar: How a Double Agent in the CIA Became the Cold War's Last Honest ManBenjamin Cunningham 2022 About the AuthorBenjamin Cunningham is a Barcelona-based writer. He is a former correspondent for The Economist, editor in chief of the Prague Post, and copy boy at the Saginaw News. In addition he contributes to … Continue reading The Liar

From the Company of Shadows

BOOK REVIEW From the Company of Shadows By Kevin Shipp 2012 Author's website is About the Author In describing his background, Kevin Shipp says, "During my career at the CIA, I functioned as an internal CIA staff security officer, federal investigator, protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence, chief of training for the … Continue reading From the Company of Shadows

Extreme Prejudice

 BOOK REVIEW Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq By Susan Lindauer 2010 Book's website: About the Author "As a U.S. Intelligence Asset, Susan Lindauer covered anti-terrorism at the Iraqi Embassy in New York from 1996 up to the invasion. Independent sources have confirmed … Continue reading Extreme Prejudice

The CIA as Organized Crime

BOOK REVIEW The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World By Douglas Valentine  2016 Website: About the Author Douglas Valentine is an American journalist and author of historical nonfiction. His other books include:  The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Viet Nam 1990,  The Strength of the Wolf: … Continue reading The CIA as Organized Crime