Platt

 

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."

[Overviews]

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.

[WWII/OSS/Individuals]

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.

[GenPostwar/60s]

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."

[Analysis/T&M]

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