Philip Shackelford

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Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy

Gill’s captivating, fast-paced narrative reads like a thriller and will leave readers wanting more. Highly recommended for those who love stories of espionage.

The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War

Overall, a well-written and compulsively readable account that will keep military history and Cold War buffs up past their bedtime.

A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II

Vibrant and readable, recommended for anyone interested in the history of World War II, women in the military, naval history, and military history.

North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five

This is a quick and vivid read, brimming with political intrigue and lessons about what can happen when law and public opinion are used for political ends.


Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Recommended as an inside look into an unsavory yet complex period of American political history.

How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11

An insightful snapshot of DHS development and government mechanics with the added perspective of personal experience. Recommended for readers of politics, government, and law enforcement policy.

Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party

Recommended for those interested in American political history and the dawn of the Reagan era.

Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler

Recommended for researchers of the NSC and its major Cold War activities as well as students of LGBTQ history in American government.

Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash over the New Deal

This valuable and insightful read offers a vivid glimpse into the political and economic world of Depression-era America.—Philip Shackelford, South Arkansas Community Coll.

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