15 Nonfiction Spy Books More Thrilling Than John le Carré

When it comes to spy stories, the truth is often stranger—and more compelling—than fiction.

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Buy Hitler's Spy Chief at Amazon

Hitler's Spy Chief

By Richard Bassett

Buy The Falcon and the Snowman at Amazon

The Falcon and the Snowman

By Robert Lindsey

Buy The Art of Betrayal at Amazon

The Art of Betrayal

By Gordon Corera

Buy Target Tokyo at Amazon

Target Tokyo

By Gordon W. Prange

Buy The Spies Who Never Were at Amazon

The Spies Who Never Were

By Hervie Haufler

Buy Sub Rosa at Amazon

Sub Rosa

By Stewart Alsop and Thomas Braden

Buy Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge at Amazon

Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge

By Benjamin Tallmadge

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

By Karen Abbott

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A Spy Among Friends

By Ben Macintyre

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The Triple Agent

By Joby Warrick

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The Winter Fortress

By Neal Bascomb

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The Billion Dollar Spy

By David E. Hoffman

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Spycraft

By Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton with Henry R. Schelsinger

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Agent Zigzag

By Ben Macintyre

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Blind Man's Bluff

By Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew

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Strangers on a Bridge

By James B. Donovan