REFERENCE MATERIALS

Encyclopedias

Military and Intelligence Related

Included here:

1. Military

2. Intelligence Related

1. Military

Chandler, David G., and James Lawton Collins, Jr., eds. The D-Day Encyclopedia. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Surveillant 3.6 calls this an "impressive military history work" the scope of which is mostly "far afield" from intelligence. However, Sexton notes that there are "informative entries discussing the importance of Signals Intelligence and ULTRA."

Dupuy, Trevor N., editor-in-chief. International Military and Defense Encyclopedia. 6 vols. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1993.

Brown, IJI&C 6.3, calls this work "truly marvelous in terms of scope, breadth, and depth"; it is "highly readable" and its "editing is decidedly uniform." For Cohen, FA 73.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1994), this is a "mammoth -- and too expensive -- work." Its "great strength ... is its clear exposition of technical issues.... Yet too much space goes to articles of general political or historical interest that are covered in non-specialized encyclopedias.... Still, the breadth and lucidity of the technical articles carry these handsomely printed volumes along, making the encyclopedia an outstanding resource for students of military affairs."

2. Intelligence Related

Arms, Thomas S. Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Comprehensive Reference to the International Power Struggle that Dominated World Politics for Almost 50 Years. New York: Facts on File, 1994.

For Surveillant 4.4/5, "[t]his comprehensive A-Z reference ... is evenly handled with numerous intelligence-related references. Highly recommended." Cohen, FA 73.6 (1994), sees Arms' work as "[g]enerally accurate and concise, [but] it has its share of anomalies," as most such works tend to do. This book "may help those in search of capsule biographies or brief accounts of well-known episodes." It is "adequate for its purposes."

DeConde, Alexander, ed. Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy: Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas. 3 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1978.

See Lyman B. Kirkpatrick, Jr., "Intelligence and Counterintelligence," vol. 1, 417- 427.

Langman, Larry, and David Ebner. Encyclopedia of American Spy Films. New York: Garland, 1991.

Booth, I&NS 7.3, gives this effort good marks. He finds the descriptions of the films "judgmental without being prejudicial" and the topical entries "balanced and informative." This is "a valuable and useful addition to the standard works in the field."

Parrish, Thomas. The Cold War Encyclopedia. New York: Holt, 1996.

Surveillant 4.4/5 believes that Arms, Encyclopedia of the Cold War (1994), is the better of the two books. Nevertheless, "Parrish has an excellent chronology beginning with the 1917 Russian Revolution, and starts his work with a good historiographical essay."

Resch, John P., ed. Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront. 4 vols. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

See J. Ransom Clark, "CIA and Espionage," In Volume 4: 1946-Present, 26-28.

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