REFERENCE MATERIALS

Bibliographies

General

This file does not duplicate the items referenced in the "Digital Databases" file. See reference there to Digital Bibliography of the Russell J. Bowen Collection.

Armstrong, Glenda. Intelligence: Special Bibliography No. 326. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Library, Oct. 2005. [http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/mi.htm]

Includes broad categories of Internet Resources, General Information, United States, Geographic Areas, History of Intelligence, War on Terror, Homeland Defense, Iraq War 2003, Persian Gulf War 1991, and Personal Narratives.

Blackstock, Paul W., and Frank L. Schaf, Jr., eds. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1978.

Rocca and Dziak describe this work as an "annotated general intelligence bibliography, organized by subject category." Pforzheimer cautions that "[s]ome of its annotations should be used circumspectly." Constantinides calls the work "the most comprehensive annotated bibliography of its type yet [1983] published." He finds a mixture of both "good judgmental annotations" and "errors on particular works"; a substantial number of the latter are catalogued by Constantinides. For Sexton, this source is "somewhat dated ... but still useful."

Calder, James D., comp. Intelligence, Espionage and Related Topics: An Annotated Bibliography of Serial Journal and Magazine Scholarship, 1844-1998. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.

Kruh, Cryptologia 24.3, comments that "[t]he effort necessary to research, select, annotate and organize" this many articles "from about 1,000 journals covering a period of 154 years is almost unthinkable.... This book is a treasure of information." To Valcourt, IJI&C 13.4, this "annotated listing ... on a broad range of intelligence topics" represents "a valuable addition to the ... field of Intelligence Studies."

For Aldrich, I&NS 17.1, Calder's "is among the best intelligence bibliographies yet produced....[It] is a great resource for the beginner and the intelligence expert alike." Shpiro, JIH 1.1, finds that "[t]he meticulously-researched entries include dozens of well known journals," but also cover "numerous journals and sources which the average intelligence scholar may not be familiar with.... The book is easy to use and is not cluttered with mysterious acronyms or technical jargon. It does seem a pity, however, that the publishers did not include with the book a searchable version on CD-ROM."

Charles, Douglas M. "American, British and Canadian Intelligence Links: A Critical Annotated Bibliography." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 259-269.

Abstract: "The American-British-Canadian intelligence literature ... has evolved, and continues to grow, from partisan accounts to scholarly studies. Thirteen leading studies in the field are discussed thematically and annotated."

Cline, Marjorie W., Carla E. Christianson, and Judith M. Fontaine, eds. Scholar's Guide to Intelligence Literature: Bibliography of the Russell J. Bowen Collection in the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, Georgetown University. Washington, DC: National Intelligence Study Center 1983. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983.

Clark comment: This work contains about 5,000 entries organized by subject and indexed by author but without annotations. Lowenthal finds it "[m]ore useful for the 19th century and the 20th century prior to 1947," while Sexton refers to it as an "invaluable source." See also Digital Bibliography of the Russell J. Bowen Collection.

Constantinides, George C. Intelligence and Espionage: An Analytical Bibliography. Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, 1983. UB250Z99C66

Clark comment: This remains an important and interesting work. It covers over 500 mostly English-language titles with informed, substantively oriented annotations. Constantinides includes indices that cover author, subject, title, and intelligence category. However, the wealth of material that has come into the public domain since this work's publication (1983) makes it dated in terms of the full scope of available materials. The annotations for the works cited continue to be useful and largely relevant. The work's place in the field is recognized by Pforzheimer who calls it "arguably the most important work of its kind." Sexton sees it as an "essential research aid."

Dearth, Douglas H. Strategic Intelligence and National Security: A Selected Bibliography. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Army War College Library, 1992.

Devore, Ronald M. Spies and All That: Intelligence Agencies and Operations: A Bibliography. Los Angeles: California State University, Center for the Study of Armament and Disarmament, 1977.

Chambers says this is "more like a booklist." Rocca and Dziak note that the work contains 556 general intelligence selections, with brief annotations; it is "[u]sefully cross-indexed by subject." Constantinides comments that some of the author's recommendations indicate that his "knowledge is extensive rather than intensive."

Farson, Stuart, and Catherine J. Matthews. Criminal Intelligence and Security Intelligence: A Selected Bibliography. Toronto: Center of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1990.

Harris, William R. Intelligence and National Security: A Bibliography with Selected Annotations. Rev. ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, 1968.

Constantinides views the research represented by Harris' work as "impressive"; this effort can serve "as one of the guides to the growing literature on intelligence and national security." However, "annotations are few and those that are to be found are brief."

Kahn, David. "Intelligence Studies on the Continent." Intelligence and National Security 23, no. 2 (Apr. 2008): 249-275.

The scholarship of David Kahn never ceases to amaze. Here, he reviews the literature on intelligence coming out of France, Germany, and Spain.

Pforzheimer, Walter. "Public Texts in Intelligence." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 2 (Spring 1961): A51-A60.

An annotated "selection of the most broadly informative books on intelligence available in English."

Pforzheimer, Walter, ed. Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical and Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Intelligence Literature. 8th ed. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence College, 1985.

Walter L. Pforzheimer, the CIA's first legislative counsel and the first curator of the Historical Intelligence Collection, died on 10 February 2003. Bart Barnes, "Walter L. Pforzheimer, CIA's First Curator, Dies at 88." Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2003, B6.

See Timothy Naftali, "In Memoriam: Celebrating the Life of Walter Pforzheimer," Studies in Intelligence 47, no. 3 (2003): 1-3.

See also William Nolte, "Interviewing an Intelligence Icon: Walter Pforzheimer Reminisces," Studies in Intelligence 10 (Winter-Spring 2001): 39-47.

Peake, Reader's Guide, notes that this work presents "critical annotations" averaging over 100 words each. The annotations "reflect a synthesis of the experience of the several professional editors" who have worked on the various editions. The work contains about 300 entries "focused on professional intelligence books of merit." Although it is becoming dated, the Bibliography of Intelligence Literature remains "a valuable starting point." Commenting on the 7th edition (1981), Constantinides calls this "the most reliable single guide to the significance and accuracy of works included."

Smith, Myron J., Jr. Cloak-and-Dagger Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976. [Petersen]

Smith, Myron J., Jr. The Secret Wars: A Guide to Sources in English. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1980-1981.

Vol. I, Intelligence, Propaganda and Psychological Warfare, Resistance Movements, and Secret Operations.

Vol. II, Intelligence, Propaganda and Psychological Warfare, Covert Operations, 1945-1980.

Vol. III, International Terrorism, 1969-1980.

Clark comment: Smith's bibliography totals about 10,000 entries, referenced by category and author; there are no annotations. To Constantinides, this is "one of the most complete and useful references available to researchers and scholars." Nonetheless, it still misses "important books or books on significant individuals." See also, Allen E. Warnke, "The Secret Wars: A Guide to Sources in English," American Journal of International Law 77 (Jul. 1983): 717-718.

Wilcox, Laird M., comp.

1. Bibliography on Espionage and Intelligence Operations. Kansas City, MO: Editorial Research Service, 1988, 1989.

Peake, Reader's Guide, notes that this bibliography includes "more than 3,000 book titles, many on assassination and terrorism.... The annotations ... are very brief and do not always convey the full scope of the content.... Titles ... are organized alphabetically by author but are not separated by major topic."

2. Master Bibliography: Political Psychology, Propaganda, Espionage, Intelligence Operations, Terrorism, and Assassination. Kansas City, MO: Laird Wilcox, 1980.

3. Terrorism, Assassination, Espionage and Propaganda: A Master Bibliography. Olathe, KS: Laird Wilcox, 1988.

Clark comment: This is a spiral bound, 8.5 X 11 format, privately published bibliography. It has over 3,000 titles arranged alphabetically by author. There are brief (and not always accurate), descriptive annotations for most of the items listed, the usefulness of which is not aided by too many "etc.s" at the end of entries.

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