I just got back from vacation that included a day in Washington DC (and it wasn’t any hotter there than it was here!) We visited the International Spy Museum which is across the street from Smithsonian American Art Museum. The spy place was great! I left it wanting to read more about the real spies that have existed throughout history.
After seeing the movie Argo, I did read Antonio Mendez’s book Master of Disguise. Mendez was pretty much self-taught at the beginning and then learned from several mentors: disguise methods, dead drops, slipping away from survellience. All fascinating!
Here are some other real-life spy stories:
Wilson, Valerie Plame.
Blowing my cover : my life as a C.I.A. spy
Ghost : confessions of a counterterrorism agent
A spy’s journey : a CIA memoir
Paseman, Floyd L.
My spy : memoir of a CIA wife
Kiyonaga, Bina Cady.
The unknown CIA : my three decades with the agency
Smith, Russell Jack.
Overworld : the life and times of a reluctant spy
Kolb, Larry J. (Larry Jackson), 1953-
Our man in Mexico : Winston Scott and the hidden history of the CIA
A look over my shoulder : a life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Preferred Shelf Number 92 HELMS
Enter the past tense : my secret life as a CIA assassin
Haas, Roland W., 1952-
Molehunt : searching for Soviet spies in MI5
Anthony Blunt : his lives
Carter, Miranda, 1965-
The haunted wood : Soviet espionage in America– the Stalin era
Spy hunter : inside the FBI investigation of the Walker espionage case
Hunter, Robert W., 1936-
Alger Hiss : why he chose treason
Double cross [the true story of the D-day spies]
Macintyre, Ben, 1963-
I made this linkable list using the list function in Enterprise. I emailed myself the list and it had the links. Much easier than the old way of making a list.