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Books by National Security Archive Staff and Fellows

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
by David E. Hoffman (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2016)
Operation Anadyr: U.S. and Soviet Generals Recount the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Anatoli I. Gribkov (Author), William Y. Smith (Author), Alfred Friendly (Author) (Edition Q, November, 1993)
Nixon's Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War (Modern War Studies)
By William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015, 472 pp.)
Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution
by Richard Whittle (Ney York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2014, 368pp.)
Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana
By Peter Kornbluh and William M. LeoGrande (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2014, 536 pp.)
Iran-Contra: Reaganís Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power
By Malcolm Byrne (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014, 464 pp.)
The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict
By Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun (New York: Lexington Books, Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series, 2013, 388 pp.)
Trilateralism and Beyond: Great Power Politics and the Korean Security Dilemma during and after the Cold War
By Robert A. Wampler (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012, 192 pp.)
The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Missiles of November
By Sergo Mikoyan, and translated and edited by Svetlana Savranskaya (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012, 616 pp.)
Becoming Enemies: U.S-Iran Relations During the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988
By James Blight, janet Lang, Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne and John Tirman (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012, 408 pp.)
America's Space Sentinels: The History of the DSP and SBIRS Satellite Systems
By Jeffrey Richelson (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2012, Second Edition, 350 pp.)
Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam
By James Hershberg (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012, 936 pp.)
Intel Wars: the Secret History of the Fight Against Terror
By Matthew M. Aid (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2012, 272 pp.)
The US Intelligence Community, Sixth Edition
By Jeffrey T. Richelson (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2011, 624 pp.)
Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide
By Rebecca Hamilton (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 272 pp.)
Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle that Shaped World War II in Europe
By John Prados (New York, NY: NAL Hardcover, 2011, 336 pp.)
In Country: Remembering the Vietnam War
By John Prados (Lanham, MD: Ivan R. Dee, 2011, 344 pp.)
Masterpieces of History: The Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989
By Svetlana Savranskaya, Thomas Blanton and Vladislav Zubok (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010, 782 pp.)
How the Cold War Ended: Debating and Doing History (Issues in the History of American Foreign Relations)
By John Prados (Dulles, VA: Potomac Books Inc., 2010, 320 pp.)
Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad
By Jeffrey T. Richelson (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009, 318 pp.)
Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975
By John Prados (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2009, 665 pp.)
A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East — From the Cold War to the War on Terror
By Patrick Tyler (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009, 640 pp.)
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency
By Matthew Aid (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009, 432 pp.)
Effective FOIA Requesting for Everyone: A National Security Archive Guide
By Kristin Adair and Catherine Nielsen, Edited by Meredith Fuchs, Yvette M. Chin, Malcolm Byrne and Tom Blanton (Washington, D.C.: The National Security Archive, 2008, 114 pp.)
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
By Michael Dobbs (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, 448 pp.)
The US Intelligence Community, Fifth Edition
By Jeffrey T. Richelson (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2007, 592 pp.)
A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
By Vladislav M. Zubok (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007, 467 pp.)
From Solidarity to Martial Law: The Polish Crisis of 1980-1981
By Andrzej Paczkowski and Malcolm Byrne (Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press, 2006, 548 pp.)
Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea
By Jeffrey T. Richelson (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006, 702 pp.)
Safe For Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA
By John Prados (Chicago, Illinois: Ivan R. Dee, 2006, 696 pp.)
War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War: Threat Perceptions in the East and West
By Vojtech Mastny, Sven G. Holtsmark and Andreas Wenger (London and New York: Routledge, 2006, 310 pp.)
Ku zwycięstwu "Solidarności": Korespondencja Ambasady USA w Warszawie z Departamentem Stanu styczeń - wrzesień 1989 (Toward the Victory of Solidarity: Correspondence between the American Embassy in Warsaw and the State Department, January -September1989)
(Warszawa: Instytut Studiów Politycznych, 2006, 419 pp.)
Vlast i dissidenty iz dokumentov KGB I TsK KPSS (Power and Dissidence from the Documents of the KGB and CCCPSU)
( Moscow Helsinki Group, 2006, 280 pp.)
A Cardboard Castle?: An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991
By Vojtech Mastny and Malcolm Byrne (Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press, 2005, 726 pp.)
Operación Condor: Una Década de Terrorismo Internacional en el Cono Sur
By John Dinges (Santiago, Chile: Ediciones B, 2005, 432 pp.)

Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War
By John Prados (New York: The New Press, 2004, 256 pp.)

Inside the Pentagon Papers
Edited by JohnPrados and Margaret Pratt Porter (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004, 248 pp.)

Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran
Edited by Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 360 pp.)
The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability
by Peter Kornbluh (New York: The New Press, 551 pp.)
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: A History in Documents
Edited by Csaba Békés, János Rainer and Malcolm Byrne (Budapest: Central University Press)
The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology
by Jeffrey T. Richelson (Boulder: Westview Press, 386 pp.)
Uprising in East Germany, 1953: The Cold War, the German Question, and the First Major Upheaval Behind the Iron Curtain
by Christian F. Ostermann (Budapest: Central European University Press)
Anti-Americanism in Russia: From Stalin to Putin
by Eric Shiraev and Vladislav M. Zubok (New York: St. Martin's Press, 182 pp.)
The U.S. Intelligence Community, Fourth Edition
by Jeffrey T. Richelson (Boulder, Co.: Westview, 526 pp.)
Wejda Nie Wejda: Polska 1980-1982
by Andrzej Paczkowski and Nina Smolar (London and Warsaw: ANEKS Publishers, 342 pp.)
America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security
by Jeffrey T. Richelson (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 329 pp.)
The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow
by William Burr (New York: The New Press, 515 pp.)
In Search of Hidden Truths: An Interim Report on Declassification by the National Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras
by Leo Valladares Lanza and Susan C. Peacock (Tegucigalpa: Prografic, 219 pp.)
Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequnces of U.S. Nuclear Weapons since 1940
by Stephen I. Schwartz with Thomas S. Blanton, William Burr et al. (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 680 pp.)
The Prague Spring '68
by Jaromír Navrátil et al. (Budapest: Central European University Press, 596 pp.)
Israel and the Bomb
by Avner Cohen (New York: Columbia University Press, 470 pp.)
The U.S. Military Online: A Directory for Internet Access to the Department of Defense
by Willam M. Arkin (Washington and London: Brassey's, 243 pp.)
Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report
by Peter Kornbluh (New York: The New Press, 340 pp.)
Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined
by James G. Blight and Peter Kornbluh (Boulder, Co.: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 284 pp.)
Ce Stia Presedintele Despre Romania: Un raport al serviciilor secrete americane 1949
by Thomas S. Blanton (Bucharest: Fundatia Academia Civica, 146 pp.)
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev
by Vladislav M. Zubok and Constantine Pleshakov (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 346 pp.)
Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize (1996)
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts after Communism
by Tina Rosenberg (New York: Random House, 438 pp.)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction (1996)
Winner of the National Book Award (1996) 
White House E-Mail: The Top-Secret Computer Messages the Reagan/Bush White House Tried to Destroy
by Tom Blanton (New York: The New Press, 254 pp. and 1.4 MB computer disk)
Winner of the American Library Association's James Madison Award Citation
A Century of Spies: Intelligence in the Twentieth Century
by Jeffrey T. Richelson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 534 pp.)
In Romanian as Un Secol De Spionaj (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2000, 623 pp.)
South Africa and the United States: The Declassified History
by Kenneth Mokoena (New York: The New Press, 314 pp.)
The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History
by Malcolm Byrne and Peter Kornbluh (New York: The New Press, 314 pp.)
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
by Laurence Chang and Peter Kornbluh (New York: The New Press, 416 pp.)
America's Secret Eyes in Space: The U.S. Keyhole Satellite Program
by Jeffrey T. Richelson (New York: Harper & Row, 375 pp.)
The Chronology: The Documented Day-by-Day Account of Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras
by Scott Armstrong, Malcolm Byrne, Tom Blanton, and the National Security Archive (New York: Warner Books, 678 pp.)

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