1. Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected, Jason Hansen, 2015.
2. The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA, Burton Hersh, 2001.
3. The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of the Secret Government, David Talbot, 2015.
4. Doug Valentine is a must-read.
5. F. William Engdahl is another must-read. His recent comments on Trump as backdoor man for Kissinger are pretty good.
6. The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, Stephen Kinzer, 2014.
7. The Actor: The True Story of John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, 1953-1959, Alan Stang, 1968.
8. The Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Tim Weiner, 2008.
9. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences, John Marks, 1991.
10. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, Victor Marchetti and John Marks, 1974.
11. The Ransom of Russian Art, John McPhee, 1994. The commenter who recommended this book wrote this, “Whether it’s due to common interests, shared membership in an old boys’ network, or whatever, high-level academics doing stuff for the CIA has been a thing for a very long time. For a case study that is also a very fun read, see the later chapters of John McPhee’s “The Ransom of Russian Art” (1994).
12. Robert Maxwell Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul, 2002.
13. Agent of Influence, Ian Adams, 1999. Thanks to Robert Wenzel @ TargetLiberty. The film of the movie was released three years later in 2002.
14. The CIA, the British Left, and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?, Hugh Wilford and David Caute, 2003.
The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know, Professor James Tracy, January 30, 2018.
John Gotti and Chicago Alderman, Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Thanks to Steve Bartin.