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Learn about the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

List of CIA Books

The following CIA books provide helpful information on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA offers several publications covering a wealth of information about cities and people worldwide.

These CIA books provide information such as the intelligence agency’s history, formation, and original structure—explaining how the agency approaches intelligence gathering and conducts espionage. In addition, they explain where to find declassified documents from the intelligence agency. And how to obtain world fact books that provide detailed data on every country.

Also, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in any of the intelligence agencies, many of these books provide helpful advice on how to find a job.

The CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook is a country-by-country guide that provides detailed information on the world’s nations regarding the population, political environment, economy, military capability, and more.

In addition, the book provides maps, key statistics, demographics, and diseases. The factbook is an excellent resource for private investigators who travel and work internationally. The printed version is no longer published.

The author of this book, Kessler, is the first journalist to receive full cooperation from the Central Intelligence Agency. Inside the CIA reveals information about the agency’s structure, policies, and key personnel. The writer clearly defines the missions of the agency’s five components, including the director and the directorates of operations, science and technology, intelligence, and administration. Kessler explores such diverse subjects as the agency’s employment policies, the director’s daily presidential briefing, the department’s counter-narcotics efforts, the physical compound building, and the agency’s struggle to create a viable public relations policy.

Dick Holm joined the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960s and became the agency’s Bureau Chief in Paris, France. While in the intelligence agency, he worked in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and on many international anti-terrorism operations worldwide, he served under thirteen different directors. As a result, he has a thorough knowledge of how the department is structured and how it works from an insider’s perspective. In this book, The American Agent: My Life in the CIA, he looks into his career and reveals what it is like to work inside the agency.

Written by an investigative journalist, this insightful book gives an inside look at the history of the agency, its problems, and its accomplishments. The book’s content is based on personal interviews with intelligence officials and agents from both the past and present.

This book contains declassified essays initially written for distribution within the department. The essays were compiled from interviews with agents and provided an authentic inside look at the history of the agency, insight into secret operations, and practical how-to advice.

More Books

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Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.

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