A Peek at Brad’s Nonfiction Bookshelf

May 21, 2024

While his novels take us on adrenaline-pumping adventures across the globe, a closer look at Brad’s bookshelf reveals a collection of nonfiction that helps ground his stories in real-world intrigue.

Here are six thought-provoking reads stacked on Brad’s shelf:

by Barbara W. Tuchman
This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece delves into the cataclysmic events leading up to World War I.

The President’s Book of Secrets
by David Priess
This book pulls back the curtain on the highly classified world of presidential decision-making.

The Tao of Spycraft
by Ralph D. Sawyer
This intriguing title explores the art and science of espionage.

Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History
by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
This comprehensive volume provides a sweeping overview of espionage throughout history, from ancient civilizations to the modern era.

The Secret Life of John Le Carré
by Adam Sisman
This biography sheds light on the life of John le Carré, a master of Cold War espionage fiction whose own experiences deeply influenced the genre.

The Secret War Report of the OSS
by Anthony Cave Brown
This book delves into the history of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA.


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