CIA Suggested Reading List

(source) This brief bibliography of intelligence literature provides a wide spectrum of views on intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency. The readings cover history, technology, opinion, and some of the key personalities associated with intelligence. The book lists offer the reader personal and academic views on intelligence, its role in national security, and the forces that have shaped it over the years.

This revision was published January 2014.

World War II & Before

CIA & OSS History

Biographies & Memoirs (CIA Careers)

Women in Intelligence

Operations: Counterintelligence (CI)

Operations: Espionage

Operations: Covert Action (CA)



War on Terrorism

General Interest