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  1. Please be aware that the Aspire reading list is not exhaustive. While all the key readings are listed, there are many more publications which will enrich your understanding of the subject listed in the module handbook. 

  2. Key Recommended Texts 9 items
    1. Secret intelligence: a reader - Christopher M. Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich, Wesley K. Wark 2009

      Book Essential

    2. Intelligence in an insecure world - Peter Gill, Mark Phythian 2006 (various printings)

      Book Essential

    3. Intelligence power in peace and war - Michael Herman 1996 (various printings)

      Book Essential

    4. The Oxford handbook of national security intelligence - Loch K. Johnson 2010

      Book Essential

    5. Intelligence and national security: the secret world of spies : an anthology - Loch K. Johnson, James J. Wirtz 2008

      Book Essential

    6. Intelligence: from secrets to policy - Mark M. Lowenthal 2012

      Book Essential

    7. Understanding intelligence in the twenty-first century: journeys in shadows - L. V. Scott, P. J. Jackson 2004

      Book Essential

    8. National intelligence systems: current research and future prospects - Gregory F. Treverton, Wilhelm Agrell 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

  3. General Texts 10 items
    1. GCHQ: the uncensored story of Britain's most secret intelligence agency - Richard J. Aldrich 2010

      Book Further reading

    2. Without warning: threat assessment, intelligence, and global struggle - Mikhail A. Alexseev 1997

      Book Further reading

    3. The defence of the realm: the authorized history of MI5 - Christopher M. Andrew 2010

      Book Further reading

    4. Intelligence and international relations 1900-1945 - Christopher M. Andrew, Jeremy Noakes 1987

      Book Further reading

    5. Intelligence elsewhere: spies and espionage outside the anglosphere - Philip H. J. Davies, Kristian Gustafson c2013

      Book Further reading

    6. Intelligence power in peace and war - Michael Herman 1996 (various printings)

      Book Further reading

    7. War, strategy and intelligence - Michael Handel 1989

      Book Further reading

    8. The FBI: a history - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones c2007

      Book Further reading

    9. National security intelligence: secret operations in defense of the democracies - Loch K. Johnson 2011

      Book Further reading

  4. General Articles & Book Chapters 10 items
    1. Introduction - Hoare, Oliver 2002

      Article Further reading

    2. Intelligence Analysis - Odom, Williame. 2008

      Article Further reading

    3. Intelligence, crises and security: Lessons from history? - Scott, Len ; Hughes, R. Gerald 2006

      Article Further reading

    4. The Study of Intelligence in Theory and Practice - Scott, Len ; Jackson, Peter 2004

      Article Further reading

  5. General Memoirs and Biographies 10 items
    1. The Philby files: the secret life of the master spy - KGB archives revealed - Genrikh Aviėzerovich Borovik 1994

      Book Further reading

    2. Gentleman spy: the life of Allen Dulles - Peter Grose 1996

      Book Further reading

    3. The unknown CIA: my three decades with the agency - Russell Jack Smith 1992

      Book Further reading

    4. Open secret: the autobiography of the former Director-General of MI5 - Stella Rimington 2002

      Book Further reading

    5. Casey: from the OSS to the CIA - Joseph E. Persico 1990

      Book Further reading

    6. The White House years - Henry Kissinger 1979

      Book Further reading

    7. Next stop execution: the autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky - Oleg Gordievsky 1995

      Book Further reading

    8. The White House years - Dwight D. Eisenhower 65/1963

      Book Further reading

  6. Seminar 1 Essential Reading 4 items
    1. Chapter 1. Historical Reflections. - Peter Jackson

      Chapter Essential Chapter 1 - 'historical reflections...' by Peter Jackson, pp. 11-51

    2. Routledge companion to intelligence studies - Robert Dover 2014

      Book Essential Chapter 4 - Theory and Philosophy of Intelligence

    3. Wanted: A Definition of Intelligence - Warner, Michael CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF INTELLIGENCE 2002

      Article Essential

  7. Seminar 2 Essential Reading 5 items
    1. The ultimate enemy: British intelligence and Nazi Germany, 1933-1939 - Wesley K. Wark 1986

      Book Essential Peruse the chapters as you see fit.

  8. Seminar 3 Essential Reading 6 items
    1. Operation Eichmann: pursuit and capture - Zvi Aharoni, Wilhelm Dietl 1999

      Book Essential Chapters 5-8

    2. Hunting Eichmann: chasing down the world's most notorious Nazi - Neal Bascomb 2010

      Book Essential Chapters 14-15, 17-20

    3. Israel's secret wars: a history of Israel's intelligence services - Ian Black, Benny Morris 1992, c1991

      Book Essential Chapter 6

    4. The Mossad inside stories: Israel's secret intelligence service - Dennis Eisenberg, Uri Dan, Eli Landau 1979, c1978

      Book Essential Pages 16-30

    5. The house on Garibaldi Street - Isser Harel 1997

      Book Essential Chapters 1, 5, 11-12, 16-17

    6. Eichmann in my hands - Peter Z. Malkin, Harry Stein 1990

      Book Essential Pages 113-190

  9. Seminar 4 Essential Reading 5 items
    1. Research Methodology: Problem of Pearl Harbor Intelligence Reports - Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober 1961

      Article Essential

    2. Signals intelligence and Pearl Harbor: The state of the question - Brian Villa, Timothy Wilford 08/2006

      Article Essential

    3. Pearl Harbor: warning and decision - Roberta Wohlstetter 1962 (various printings)

      Book Further reading Peruse the book as you see fit.

  10. Seminar 5 Essential Reading 6 items
    1. Ethics of spying: a reader for the intelligence professional - Jan Goldman c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 8

    2. Torture, Terrorism and the State: a Refutation of the Ticking-Bomb Argument - VITTORIO BUFACCHI, JEAN MARIA ARRIGO 08/2006

      Article Essential

    3. Terrorism, torture and intelligence - Samantha Newbery 2013-7

      Article Essential

    4. What's Wrong with Torture? - David Sussman 2005

      Article Essential

    5. Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands - Michael Walzer 1973

      Article Essential

    6. The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program - Diane Feinstein, Dianne Feinstein, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, United States 2015

      Book Further reading If you are interested in the ethics and politics of torture, you would do well to get a copy of the US Senate's inquiry into the CIA's practice of torture.

  11. On the road to total war: the American Civil War and the German Wars of Unification, 1861-1871 - Stig F©œrster, J©œrg Nagler 2002

    Book Essential Chapter 7 is essential reading for Seminar 5.

  12. Secret intelligence: a reader - Christopher M. Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich, Wesley K. Wark 2009

    Book Essential

  13. Routledge companion to intelligence studies - Robert Dover 2014

    Book Essential