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Richelson, Jeffrey

Works: 119 works in 341 publications in 5 languages and 13,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Executive orders  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK468.I6, 327.1273
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Richelson
The U.S. intelligence community by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative and highly researched book provides a detailed overview of America's vast intelligence empire--its organizations, its operations (from spies on the ground to satellites thousands of miles in space), and its management structure."--Page 4 of cover
A century of spies : intelligence in the twentieth century by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed overview of the role of modern intelligence in every part of the globe. From spies and secret agents to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery surveillance, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States
The wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1956, the CIA dramatically breached the Iron Curtain when its U-2 began overflying Soviet territory to photograph that nation's military installations. Four years later, the Soviets would shoot down pilot Francis Gary Powers and his U-2, thereby ceasing these missions. Within months, however, the CIA had another, and better, technical program in operation - the CORONA satellite. Throughout the Cold War and beyond, the CIA's scientific wizards would continue to devise high-tech ways to collect and analyze information about potential adversaries. Their mission was of such importance that a new branch of the CIA was created - the Directorate of Science and Technology." "In this first full-length study of the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology, author Jeffrey T. Richelson introduces us to key personalities who helped shape the directorate: Edwin Land of Polaroid, Albert Wheelon, Carl Duckett, and others who operated secretly within the directorate such as Antonio Mendez, whose "technical service" skills helped six Americans escape Iran after the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979"--Jacket
Spying on the bomb : American nuclear intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage from its World War II origins to today's threats from rogue states. Since 1952 the nuclear club has grown to at least eight nations, while others are making serious attempts to join. Each chapter chronologically focuses on the nuclear activities of one or more countries, intermingling what the United States believed was happening with accounts of what actually occurred in each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils. Intelligence scholar Richelson weaves recently declassified documents into his interviews with the scientists and spies involved in the nuclear espionage, revealing new information about U.S. intelligence work on the Soviet/Russian, French, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, and South African nuclear programs; on the attempts to solve the mysterious Vela Incident; and on current efforts to uncover nuclear secrets of Iran and North Korea. Includes spy satellite photographs never before extracted from the National Archives.--From publisher description
American espionage and the Soviet target by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best and complete accounts of United States intelligence activities : what we knew about Soviet military programs, when we knew it, and how. Establishes two facts beyond argument : the Soviets never really caught us by surprise, and we were always ahead. From secret agents to ground stations to air and satellite reconnaissance to a smorgasbord of high-tech electronic surveillance techniques, we find out how the CIA and other intelligence organizations determined what the Russians were up to. Subjects discussed are recruitment of Soviets, use of travelers and attachés, "listening posts", use of airplanes, balloon and U-2 overflights, espionage by submarine and boat, reconnaissance satellites, and pursuit of the Soviet target abroad
The ties that bind : intelligence cooperation between the UKUSA countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En særlig aftale, UKUSA, blev i 1947 indgået mellem de i bogens titel anførte engelsktalende lande om et verdensomspændende samarbejde mellem landenes efterretningstjenester
Strategic nuclear targeting( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sword and shield : the Soviet intelligence and security apparatus by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HUMINT, Human Intelligence Operations, efterretningsvirksomhed, Tekniske oplysninger, teknologikendskab; Indsamling af oplysninger gennem formidlingskilder; Propaganda og infiltration; Terroristvirksomhed, Sabotage, Drab; Teknologianvendelse; Kontraspionage; Warszawapagten og Cuba; Indre sikkerhed; Politiske politiaktioner
Foreign intelligence organizations by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's space sentinels : DSP satellites and national security by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During much of the Cold War, America's first line of defense was in outer space: a network of secret satellites that could provide instant warning of an enemy missile launch. The presence of these infrared sensors orbiting 22,000 miles above the earth discouraged a Soviet first strike and stabilized international relations between the superpowers, and they now play a crucial role in monitoring the missile programs of China, India, and other emerging nuclear powers." "Jeffrey Richelson has written the first comprehensive history of this vital program, tracing its evolution from the late 1950s to the present. He puts Defense Support Program operations in the context of world events - from Russian missile programs to the Gulf War - and explains how DSP's infrared sensors are used to detect meteorites, monitor forest fires, and even gather industrial intelligence by "seeing" the lights of steel mills."--Jacket
Defusing Armageddon : inside NEST, America's secret nuclear bomb squad by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after 9 /11, the United States received reports that Al-Qaeda had acquired a Russian nuclear weapon and intended to detonate it in New York. That scare was not the first time U.S. officials had faced such a grave threat." "Defusing Armageddon begins in the mid-twentieth century, when the U.S. Intelligence Community developed serious concerns that the Soviet Union might smuggle a nuclear weapon into the United States. It then shows how other events over several decades - from airborne disasters that resulted in the loss of American nuclear bombs to the spread of international terrorism, to the threats of nuclear extortionists - led to the creation of a secret team of scientists and technicians in 1974, ordered to respond to any and all nuclear threats against America."
America's secret eyes in space : the U.S. keyhole spy satellite program by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's space sentinels : the history of the DSP and SBIRS satellite systems by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. intelligence community : organization, operations, and management, 1947-1989( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet estimate : U.S. analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and the United States : from hostility to engagement, 1960-1998( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces 2,052 government documents totaling over 15,000 pages of documentation identified, obtained, assembled, and indexed by the National Security Archive, concerning relations between the United States and China, with an emphasis on the years from 1969 to 1998
The United States intelligence community by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential directives on national security from Truman to Clinton( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These documents pertain to all aspects of U.S. national policy--foreign, defense, intelligence and international economic policy--and structure. They were identified, obtained, assembled, and indexed by the National Security Archive. Most were originally issued by the National Security Council
Military uses of space, 1946 [i.e. 1945]-1991( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. intelligence on weapons of mass destruction : from World War II to Iraq( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection includes primary sources used by Jeffrey Richelson, one of the world's leading experts on intelligence, as the basis for the widely acclaimed book, Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea (W.W. Norton, 2006). In addition to the once largely inaccessible primary source material Richelson used to write his ground-breaking account, the set also includes many of the U.S. Intelligence Community's products on the world's nuclear, biological, chemical, ballistic missile, and military space programs from World War II to the present. Consisting of over 600 documents and 8,300 pages, this collection is the product of an extensive series of Freedom of Information Act requests and in-depth archival research"--Digital National Security Archive collections guide
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The wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology
Alternative Names
Jeffrey T. Richelson chercheur et écrivain américain

Jeffrey T. Richelson escritor estadounidense

Richelson, Jeffrey T.

Richelson, Jeffrey T. 1949-

Ричелсон, Джеффри

리철손, 걸불리

리첼슨, J. T

리첼슨, 제프리 T

リチェルソン, ジェフリー・T

リッチェルソン, ジェフリー・T


A century of spies : intelligence in the twentieth centuryThe wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and TechnologySpying on the bomb : American nuclear intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North KoreaAmerica's space sentinels : DSP satellites and national securityDefusing Armageddon : inside NEST, America's secret nuclear bomb squad