Readership: All those interested in the history of intelligence and espionage, the Anglo-American relationship, and the history of International Relations in the 20th century.
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Emeritus Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is Emeritus Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard, the Free University of Berlin, and Toronto. The founder of the Scottish Association for the Study of America, of which is he the current honorary president, he has also published widely on intelligence history, including The CIA and American Democracy (1989) and The FBI: A History (2007).
"a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, and provides a valuable study of a story that still has a very long way to run." - Gill Bennett, Diplomacy & Statecraft
"[An] authoritative book." - Military History Monthly
"What this book [does well] is examine the complex history of American British intelligence cooperation, which has underpinned the supposed "special relationship" between the two English-speaking powers for the past century or more." - The Sunday Telegraph
"In Spies We Trust is threaded with detail and anecdote... It's a great achievement, and one comes away with fresh perspectives." - Scotland on Sunday
"[E]xtraordinarily detailed ...
one of the resounding lessons of Jeffreys-Jones's book is that both the UK and the US have to think long and hard about how their intelligence endeavours will evolve in the future." - The Sunday Herald
"An informal but well-informed, examination of the up and down relationship between US and UK intelligence ... this is an enjoyable and information-loaded history that entertains the reader as it informs." - Frederick P. Hitz, former CIA Inspector General
"Librarians seeking to upgrade their holdings on national security issues will find this book to be a worthy addition to their collections ... Highly recommended." - C.C. Lovett, CHOICE
Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: An American in Bruges
1: The Separate Beginnings of British and American Intelligence
2: Great War Origins of the Anglo-American Intelligence Partnership
3: Implications of the Zimmermann Telegram
4: The Special Intelligence Relationship in World War II
5: CIA: The New Model Agency
6: Surviving Mistrust: Cold War Episodes
7: Gone with Guyana: Anglo-American Intelligence Trust in Decline
8: An American Gift: Government in the Sunshine
9: The Distant Cousin: America Goes its Own Way
11: The Quest for European Intelligence
12: The Search for Intelligence