Hotchkiss, Jedediah. Ed., Archie P. McDonald. Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of Stonewall Jackson's Topographer. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 1973.
Hotz, Robert. "What Was the Threat." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 12 Nov. 1962, 21.
According to Garthoff, I&NS 13.3/57/fn. 16, this "inaccurate" article "gave rise to a school of revisionist analysis [of the Cuban Missile Crisis] ... that questioned whether the Kennedy administration had honestly presented the picture of the missile threat, but these speculations were misinformed and without merit."
1. Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat, and the CIA. New York: Ballantine, 1985.
Wilcox notes that Hougan "[a]lleges that Watergate was a CIA operation."
2. Spooks: The Haunting of America -- The Private Use of Secret Agents. New York: Morrow, 1978. New York: Bantam Books, 1979. [pb]
NameBase calls Spooks a "ground-breaking investigative survey of parapolitical America, 'Spooks' was one of the first books to report on the privatization of the intelligence function.... Within this general framework, Hougan unearths great chunks of America's 'secret history.' The war between Jimmy Hoffa and the Kennedy family is seen to have had a public and a private side.... Packed with anecdotes, footnotes, and proper names, 'Spooks' is a classic."
Hough, Harold. Satellite Surveillance. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited, 1991.
FILS 12.1 sees this brief book (196 pages) as "a beginner's study of space photography.... The author says he has attempted to fill the gap between articles in popular magazines and in professional journals." Unsinger, IJI&C 7.2, suggests that readers "desiring a crash course ... on satellite surveillance might want to read Hough first." It covers "little more than just the basics," but it is a "quick and thorough book ... at a reasonable price."
Houghton, Harry F. Operation Portland: The Autobiography of a Spy. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972.
Constantinides: Houghton's version of the Portland naval secret case "is utterly unsatisfactory." The convicted spy "is less than frank" and many of his stories are "unreliable or products of self-deception and a vivid imagination."
Houghton, Patrick David. U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Lynch, APSR 96.3, says that this work offers "an engaging, thought-provoking account of decision making during the Iran hostage crisis.... Houghton convincingly establishes the prevalence and power of historical analogies in shaping the response of policymakers to unfamiliar situations. His efforts to construct generalizable theoretical propositions about their relative weight are somewhat less successful but are consistently thought-provoking."
Hounam, Peter. Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III. London: Vision, 2003.
To Peake, Studies 47.3, the author "is persuasive when it comes to the argument that the attack was deliberate. But when he attempts to explain why Israel attacked a ship flying a big American flag, he strains credibility.... Hounam claims that Operation Cyanide was a 'clandestine CIA and Mossad plan to foment the Six Day War and guarantee an overwhelming victory for Israel.' And, he asserts, the outcome nearly caused a nuclear war between the super powers. Hounam identifies the sources for his facts but not his conclusions, which he admits are speculative."
House, Jonathan M. Military Intelligence, 1870-1991: A Research Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993.
Bates, NIPQ 10.3, notes that this is an "annotated bibliography" with "882 entries from some 750 authors" There are "some omissions ... and some misspellings... [b]ut, all in all, a commendable effort." For Kruh, Cryptologia 19.1, an "author index and subject index make it easy to locate information quickly in this valuable guide."
Household, Geoffrey. Against the Wind. London: Michael Joseph, 1958. Boston: Little, Brown, 1958.
Constantinides: Here, a novelist "offers mere glimpses of his war experiences." He was part of the British team that sought to sabotage the oil fields at Ploesti in 1940, so this is "a rare discussion of the operation by a participant."
Houston, Lawrence R. "The CIA's Legislative Base." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 4 (Winter 1991-1992): 411-415.
Few people have been better positioned to write on this subject. Houston served as General Counsel to two of the CIA's immediate predecessor organizations -- Strategic Services Unit (SSU) and Central Intelligence Group (CIG) -- from 1945 to 1947, and then held that post with the CIA from 1947 to 1974. By his account, the drafters began in February 1946 with General Donovan's 1944 functional concept of a peacetime central intelligence establishment.
Houston, Lawrence R. "Executive Privilege in the Field of Intelligence." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 4 (Fall 1958): 61-74.
"Former CIA General Counsel reviews legal precedents for protecting sensitive information from disclosure in the courts and Congress, with particular references to Central Intelligence privileges. Citations stretch back to Continental Congress proceedings."
Return to H Table of Contents
Return to Alphabetical Table of Contents