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Aldrich, Richard J. "The UK Security State." In The Oxford Handbook of British Politics, eds. Matthew Flinders, Andrew Gamble, Colin Hay, and Mike Kenny, 752-770. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Allason, Rupert. The Branch: A History of the Metropolitan Special Branch, 1883-1983. London: Secker & Warburg, 1983.

Bamberg, J.H. The History of the British Petroleum Company, Vol. 2: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

According to Ashton, I&NS 11.1, this "account throws up very little evidence concerning contacts between the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and SIS." The absence of linkage between the oil company and the coupists is rejected somewhat petulantly by the reviewer, who essentially argues that some complicity must have been involved.

Berkeley, Roy. A Spy's London. London: Leo Cooper, 1994.

According to Peake, WIR 14.4, the author "has found 136 London espionage sites, organized them into twenty-one walks, and persuaded his wife to provide a map for each walk indicating the buildings of note, all with commentary about the people involved and operations undertaken." Foot, I&NS 10.4, comments that the author "writes decent English, and has a sense of humour."

Bower, Tom. Maxwell: The Outsider. New York: Viking, 1991.

Bunyan, Tony. The Political Police in Britain. London: Quartet, 1977. New York: St. Martin's, 1976.

Chambers: "Socialist interpretation."

Callaghan, John, and Mark Phythian. "State Surveillance of the CPGB Leadership: 1920s-1950s." Labour History Review 69, no. 1 (Apr. 2004): 19-33.

de la Mare, Arthur [Sir]. Perverse and Foolish: A Jersey Farmer's Son in the British Diplomatic Service. Jersey: La Haule Books, 1994 [limited edition].

Kerr, I&NS 13.4, notes that the author "had a very distinguished career in the Foreign Office between 1936 and 1973.... [H]e would have been much more informative had he written with the needs and interests of scholars in mind."

Among de la Mare's wartime experiences was a posting "to Washington to work in a branch of the Political Warfare Executive, in Colorado, which broadcast[] propaganda to the Japanese. However he reveals nothing else about this important aspect of Britain's war effort." Later, in 1953-1956, de la Mare spent three months as Assistant Head of the Permanent-Undersecretaries Department (PUSD) and headed the Foreign Office Security Department for three years.

Dilks, David, ed. Retreat from Power: Studies in Britain's Foreign Policy of the Twentieth Century. 2 vols. Vol. 1, 1906-1939. Vol. II, After 1939. London: Macmillan, 1981.

Fitch, Herbert Taylor. Traitors Within: The Story of the Special Branch, New Scotland Yard. Garden City, NY: Doubleday-Doran, 1933. [Wilcox]

Gill, Peter. Policing Politics: Security Intelligence and the Liberal Democratic State. London: Frank Cass, 1994. London: Frank Cass, 1994. [pb]

Higgs, Edward.

1. The Information State in England: The Central Collection of Information on Citizens since 1500. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

2. "The Rise of the Information State: The Development of the Central State Surveillance of the Citizen in England, 1500-2000." Journal of Historical Sociology 14, no. 2 (2001): 175-197.

Hollingsworth, Mark, and Richard Norton-Taylor. Blacklist: The Inside Story of Political Vetting. London: Hogarth, 1988.

Hughes, Mike. Spies at Work: The Rise and Fall of the Economic League. 2d ed. London: 1 in 12 Publications, 1995. [pb]

Thurlow, I&NS 12.4, comments that much of this book "can be dismissed as conspiracy theory." Nevertheless, there is still "some interesting material on the origins and development of political surveillance" in 20th century Britain.

Lustgarten, Laurence, and Ian Leigh. In From the Cold: National Security and Parliamentary Democracy. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

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