Platt, Richard. Spy. New York: Knopf, 1996.

This 60-page picture-book is designed for juveniles; but Kruh, Cryptologia 21.3, suggests that it is such a high-quality production that it "should also appeal to many adults." It covers the world of espionage "from early spymasters to today's sophisticated electronic surveillance."


Platt, Rorin M. "A Cavalier in Cloak: Francis Pickens Miller, Interventionism, and the Secret War Against Hitler." Intelligencer 18, no. 2 (Winter-Spring 2011): 33-35.

An active internationalist and interventionist before World War II, Miller had "responsibility for the 'planning, mounting and launching'" of Operation Sussex, the dropping of "fifty 2-man teams throughout northern France in advance of the Allied landings" in Normandy.


Platt, Washington [BGEN/USA]. National Character in Action: Intelligence Factors in Foreign Relations. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1961.

Pforzheimer: "Platt discusses both general concepts and specific cases" of the influence of national character in international relations.


Platt, Washington [BGEN/USA]. Strategic Intelligence Production: Basic Principles. New York: Praeger, 1957.

Pforzheimer: "Platt describes working level performance from the perspective of the analyst.... Difficult reading at times, but of value because of the few books on the subject."


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