Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Editors: Moran, Christopher R. and Murphy, Christopher J.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-864627-2
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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In this first introduction to these official and unofficial histories, a range of leading contributors narrate and interpret the development of intelligence studies as a discipline. Each chapter showcases new archival material, looking at a particular book or series of books and considering issues of production, censorship, representation and reception.

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Table of Contents

  • The Editors
  • The Contributors
  • List of Figures
  • Preface by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Intelligence Studies Now and Then - Christopher R. Moran and Christopher J. Murphy
  • PART I AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE HISTORIOGRAPHY
  • 1 CIA History as a Cold War Battleground: The Forgotten First Wave of Agency Narratives - Richard J. Aldrich
  • 2 The Culture of Funding Culture: The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom - Eric Pullin
  • 3 ‘Real Substance, Not Just Symbolism’? The CIA and the Representation of Covert Operations in the Foreign Relations of the United States Series - Matthew Jones and Paul McGarr
  • 4 Bonum Ex Malo: The Value of Legacy of Ashes in Teaching CIA History - Nicholas Dujmovic
  • 5 Narrating Covert Action: The CIA, Historiography and the Cold War - Kaeten Mistry
  • 6 FBI Historiography: From Leader to Organisation - Melissa Graves
  • 7 Reconceiving Realism: Intelligence Historians and the Fact/Fiction Dichotomy - Simon Willmetts
  • 8 The Reality is Stranger than Fiction: Anglo-American Intelligence Cooperation from World War II through the Cold War - Frederick P. Hitz
  • PART II BRITISH INTELLIGENCE HISTORIOGRAPHY
  • 9 A Plain Tale of Pundits, Players and Professionals: The Historiography of the Great Game - Robert Johnson
  • 10 No Cloaks, No Daggers: The Historiography of British Military Intelligence - Jim Beach
  • 11 The Study of Interrogation: A Focus on Torture, But What About the Intelligence? - Samantha Newbery
  • 12 Whitehall, Intelligence and Official History: Editing SOE in France - Christopher J. Murphy
  • 13 A Tale of Torture? Alexander Scotland, The London Cage and Post-War British Secrecy - Daniel W. B. Lomas
  • 14 1968 - ‘A Year to Remember’ for the Study of British Intelligence? - Adam D. M. Svendsen
  • 15 Their Trade is Treachery: A Retrospective - Chapman Pincher
  • 16 Intelligence and ‘Official History’ - Christopher Baxter and Keith Jeffery