SOURCE: New York Times
Review: Fluorescent Foxes and Other Outrageous Projects of WWII Espionage
Stanley Lovell, believed to the the inspiration for "Q" in the James Bond stories, was the mastermind of the most outrageous efforts at psychological warfare and deception for the precursor agency to the CIA – including painting foxes with radium to resemble kitsune, shinto harbingers of doom.
SOURCE: New York Times
Review: How Espionage Has Helped Win Wars
A roundup of new books in the history of espionage covers Asian Americans in the WWII OSS, the early Cold War, and an examination of the roots of Putin's aggressiveness against dissidents.
Review: Does "The Princess Spy" Pierce the Veil of its Subject's Fictions?
by Robert Huddleston
A new biography of Aline Griffiths, Countess of Romanones, takes on the self-fashioned myths of the American-born woman who married a Spanish aristocrat after serving the OSS in Madrid during World War II. Does it succeed in finding the facts of her career as a spy?
SOURCE: NY Times
Fourth Spy Unearthed in U.S. Atomic Bomb Project
His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.
She Was Born Into Slavery, Was a Spy and Is Celebrated as a Hero—But We're Missing the Point of the 'Mary Bowser' Story
by Lois Leveen
As a historian, I’ve grown concerned that our impulse to celebrate a black spy in the Confederate White House is impeding us from getting history right, in troubling ways.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
New Books Showcase Female Spies and Their Secrets
An old-boy operation was transformed by women during World War II, and at last the unsung upstarts are getting their due.
The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton
by James Thornton Harris
The Ghost, a new biography of Angleton by Jefferson Morley, a Washington journalist, provides an intriguing look at this powerful, enigmatic Cold Warrior.
Did Russia kill JFK? Long-secret CIA files show a Russian spy's theory.
KGB defector Yuri Nosenko was imprisoned after the CIA grew suspicious of claims he had intimate information regarding the assassination.
George Washington, America’s First Spymaster? Yes, Indeed.
by John A. Nagy
Concerned about spies from the beginning of the war, his policy was to feed them false information.
In World War II these Two British Sisters Worked as Spies. Then the War Ended and so Did Their Chance for a Liberated Life
by Susan Ottaway
If caught the female agents were given the same treatment as their male counterparts. Many of the women were captured, some were tortured and others executed.
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