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Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Christopher R. Moran and Christopher J. Murphy


Secrecy has never stopped people from writing about intelligence. From memoirs and academic texts to conspiracy-laden exposés and spy novels, writing on intelligence abounds. Now, this account uncovers intelligence historiography's hugely important role in shaping popular understandings and the social memory of intelligence. In this introduction to these official and unofficial histories, a range of chapters narrate and interpret the development of intelligence studies as a discipline. Each chapter showcases new archival material, looking at a particular book or series of books and considering ... More

Keywords: secrecy, memoirs, intelligence, exposés, spy novels, censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748646272
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher R. Moran, editor
University of Warwick

Christopher J. Murphy, editor
University of Salford

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