Paperback / softback
January 6, 2017
9781626163768
English
320
266 color photos, 110 b&w photos, 15 maps
8.50 Inches (US)
5.00 Inches (US)
1 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD, £19.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Spy Sites of Washington, DC

A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History

Washington, DC, stands at the epicenter of world espionage. Mapping this history from the halls of government to tranquil suburban neighborhoods reveals scores
of dead drops, covert meeting places, and secret facilities — a constellation of
clandestine sites unknown to even the most avid history buffs. Until now.

Spy Sites of Washington, DC traces more than two centuries of secret history from the Mount Vernon study of spymaster George Washington to the Cleveland Park apartment of the "Queen of Cuba." In 220 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, intelligence historians Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton weave incredible true stories of derring-do and double-crosses that put even the best spy fiction to shame. Maps and more than three hundred photos allow readers to follow in the winding footsteps of moles and sleuths, trace the covert operations that influenced wars hot and cold, and understand the tradecraft traitors and spies alike used in the do-or-die chess games that have changed the course of history.

Informing and entertaining, Spy Sites of Washington, DC is the comprehensive guidebook to the shadow history of our nation's capital.

About the Authors

Robert Wallace is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Technical Service. He and H. Keith Melton have co-authored four books, including Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception, Spy Sites of New York City, and Spy Sites of Philadelphia.

H. Keith Melton is an intelligence historian and author of several books,
including Ultimate Spy: Inside the Secret World of Espionage. He owns one of
the largest collections of spy paraphernalia in the world.

Reviews

"This delightfully informative book is a Who's Who of spy vs. spy skullduggery in the world's most powerful city. Spy experts Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton take us on a mesmerizing tour of traitors and tradecraft revealing the wheres and whys of Washington's second-oldest profession. It's a must read for both the curious and serious researchers. Bravo!" — Pete Earley, New York Times Bestselling author of Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring and Confessions of A Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames

"Wallace and Melton are expert chroniclers of the spy business. Spy Sites of Washington, DC is admirably detailed and thoroughly enjoyable. If you loved their book Spycraft on the intricate world of espionage tradecraft, you will find Spy Sites an essential guide to the intelligence landmarks of Washington." — David E. Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

"The authors' incredibly well researched "Spy Sites" explores every nook and cranny of the nation's capital where a vast number of American spies and their foreign collaborators lived, worked and secretly betrayed the country's secrets for over two centuries. This is not just a guidebook of those landmarks but a must-read, comprehensive history of espionage in America. Another tour de force by Wallace and Melton!" — Mike Sulick

"Most Americans acknowledge that our nation's capital is ground zero in terms of spies per square inch. This new volume by Keith Melton and Bob Wallace puts flesh on those bones, combining museum-worthy stories and actual addresses of the most famous espionage cases in America. The resulting book is a delectable history that lives and breathes as the pages are turned. Espionage aficionados and urban explorers alike will be delighted with this experience." — Antonio J. Mendez, Author of ARGO,

9781626163768 : spy-sites-of-washington-dc-wallace-melton-schlesinger
Paperback / softback
320 Pages
$24.95 USD

Other Titles by Robert Wallace

Spy Sites of Philadelphia

H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace, with Henry R. Schlesinger
Feb 2021 - Georgetown University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Spy Sites of New York City

H. Keith Melton
Feb 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by H. Keith Melton

Spy Sites of Philadelphia

H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace, with Henry R. Schlesinger
Feb 2021 - Georgetown University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Spy Sites of New York City

H. Keith Melton
Feb 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Henry R. Schlesinger

Spy Sites of Philadelphia

H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace, with Henry R. Schlesinger
Feb 2021 - Georgetown University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Spy Sites of New York City

H. Keith Melton
Feb 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)

American Defense Policy, ninth edition

edited by Miriam Krieger, Lynne M. Chandler Garcia, John H. Riley, and Will Atkins - foreword by David Kilcullen - preface by Brigadier General Cheryl Kearney (Ret.) - introduction by General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (Ret.)
Aug 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$74.95 USD - Hardback
$54.95 USD - Electronic book text
$54.95 USD - Paperback / softback

America and Guerrilla Warfare

Anthony James Joes
May 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Diplomacy and the Future of World Order

edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall, foreword by William J. Burns, with contributions by Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall, Jean Marie Guéhenno, Hans Binnendijk, Ana Palacio, Dmitri Trenin, Marcos Tourinho, Solomon...
May 2021 - Georgetown University Press
$110.95 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$36.95 USD - Electronic book text