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A Century of Spying

The reading list for AU’s “The Cold War and the Spy Novel.”

Sant of the Secret Service by William Le Queux (1918).

Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler (1938).

Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming (1956).

The Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William J. Ledere (1958).

Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey (1962).

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes (1968).

Tass Is Authorized to Announce… by Yulian Semyonov (1977).

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum (1977).

The Human Factor by Graham Greene (1978).

The Better Angels by Charles McCarry (1979).

The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy (1988).

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (2013).

Guy Gugliotta (, a former national reporter for the Washington Post, is a writer and author in New York. This article appears in the June 2014 of Washingtonian.

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