Books The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  

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List of best books about the CIA, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books about the Central Intelligence Agency are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Central Intelligence Agency bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). If you're looking for a list of top books on the CIA then you're in the right place.

List below includes Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters and more books. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about the CIA?" after checking out this list.

Which authors have written books about Central Intelligence Agency? Norman Mailer and William Blum both have, as well as many other great authors.

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A Look Over My Shoulder: A Lif... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency William Hood, Richard Helms A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency is a book by Richard Helms and William Hood.

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Creating the Secret State: The... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947 David F. Rudgers Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947 is a book by David F. Rudgers.

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The CIA and the Cult of Intell... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence John D. Marks The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence is a 1974 controversial non-fiction political book written by Victor Marchetti, a former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence ...more

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Age of Secrets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Age of Secrets Age of Secrets: The Conspiracy that Toppled Richard Nixon and the Hidden Death of Howard Hughes is a biography on Howard Hughes personal advisor, and former U.S. Senate Candidate, John H. Meier ...more

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See No Evil: The True Story of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism Robert Baer See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War Against Terrorism is a 2003 memoir by Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer in the Directorate of Operations. Baer begins with ...more

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All the Shah's Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
All the Shah's Men Stephen Kinzer All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror is a book written by American journalist Stephen Kinzer. The book discusses the 1953 Iranian coup d'état backed by ...more

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Killing Hope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Killing Hope William Blum Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions since World War II is a history book on covert CIA operations and United States military interventions during the second half of the 20th ...more

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The Cultural Cold War: The CIA... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters Frances Stonor Saunders The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters is a book by Frances Stonor Saunders.

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Curveball: Spies, Lies, and th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War Bob Drogin Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War is a book by Bob Drogin.

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Overthrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Overthrow Stephen Kinzer Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change is a book published in 2006 by New York Times foreign correspondent and author Stephen Kinzer about the United States's involvement in the overthrow ...more

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Burn Before Reading: President... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence Stansfield Turner Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence is a book by Stansfield Turner.

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The Way of the World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Way of the World Ron Suskind The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism is a 2008 non-fiction book by Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, describing various actions and policies of the ...more

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From the Shadows: The Ultimate... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War Robert Gates From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War is a book by Robert M. Gates.

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The Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Secret Agent Francine Mathews The Secret Agent is a book by Francine Mathews.

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The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America Hugh Wilford The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America is a book by Hugh Wilford.

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Harlot's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Harlot's Ghost Norman Mailer Harlot's Ghost, a fictional chronicle of the Central Intelligence Agency by Norman Mailer. The characters are a mixture of real people and fictional figures.

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From the Company of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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Our Man in Mexico: Winston Sco... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA Jefferson Morley Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA is a book by Jefferson Morley.

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Reflections of a Cold Warrior:... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs Richard M. Bissell, Jr. Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs is a book by Richard M. Bissell, Jr.

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Blowing My Cover: My Life as a... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy and Other Misadventures Lindsay Moran Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy and Other Misadventures is a book by Lindsay Moran.

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The CIA and September 11 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The CIA and September 11 The CIA and September 11 is a controversial 2003 non-fiction book by Andreas von Bülow, a former state-secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Defence and an SPD member of the German ...more

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The Black Tulip: A Novel of Wa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan Milton Bearden The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan is a book by Milton Bearden.

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At the Center of the Storm: My... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA George Tenet, Bill Harlow At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA is a memoir co-written by former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet with Bill Harlow, former CIA Director of Public Affairs. ...more

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Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. K... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War David Murphy, George Bailey, Sergei A. Kondrashev Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War is a book by David Murphy, George Bailey and Sergei A. Kondrashev.