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Resource Highlight: Cold War Intelligence from Brill Academic Publishers

By Merrill Stein

35th POTUS John F. Kennedy (left) in front of American Flag and Premiere Nikita Krushchev (right) in front of Soviet Flag. Photo courtesy of Ruby Jennings from Wikimedia Commons.

35th POTUS John F. Kennedy (left) in front of American Flag and Premiere Nikita Krushchev (right) in front of Soviet Flag. Photo courtesy of Ruby Jennings from Wikimedia Commons.


If you’re interested in Cold War Intelligence (Brill), please review this collection of over 2,300 formerly classified U.S. government documents (Top Secret or higher) that provide readers with the documentary record of the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The collection covers the period from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and includes several formerly classified historical reports and articles written by U.S. intelligence historians since the end of the Cold War.

Different than a searchable database, the selected collection is arranged by Cold War years and ending in the 2000’s. Included here are: contents, a “documents by date” section, suggested bibliography/chronology, and glossaries. Summary details are available at https://brill.com/fileasset/downloads_products/36760_CWIO_Background_Article.pdf. Though not officially part of any other database collection, Cold War Intelligence (Brill), complements a host of documents from Falvey Library’s Digital National Security Archive (ProQuest) subscription. A link to the collection is also available on the Falvey Library Databases A-Z list.


""Merrill Stein is Political Science Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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