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10 books about the CIA

Pick up one of these featured titles on the CIA in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on the CIA. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill

Category: Murder & Mayhem

This book was published last year by Back Bay Books and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.

The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future by Chris Whipple

Category: Political

This book was published last year by Scribner and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists by Tracy Walder

Category: Television Performers

This book was published last year by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot

Category: United States

This book was published 5 years ago by Harper Perennial and takes approximately 24.0 hours to read.

The CIA War in Kurdistan: The Untold Story of the Northern Front in the Iraq War by Sam Faddis

Category: Iraq

This book was published last year by Casemate and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton

Category: Afghan War

This book was published 8 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

CIA Lock Picking Manual by Central Intelligence Agency

Category: Vocational

This book was published 3 years ago by Digireads.com and takes approximately 1.7 hours to read.

Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations by Vijay Prashad

Category: Communism & Socialism

This book was published last year by Monthly Review Press and takes approximately 5.4 hours to read.

The U.S. Intelligence Community by Jeffrey T Richelson

Category: Espionage

This book was published 6 years ago by Routledge and takes approximately 21.7 hours to read.

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Category: Immigrants

This book was published 13 years ago by Anchor and takes approximately 28.3 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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