Si Klegg, Book 3 by John McElroy

Author: John McElroy
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,715 / 178 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 516
Added to site: 2010.03.26 27142

Genres: Fiction and Literature, War, Espionage

e stranger:

“How did you come to go into the spy business, Mr. Rosenbaum?”

“Well, I was in St. Louis in the Clothing pizniss, unt you know it was purty hot there. All the Germans were for the Union, unt most of the Americans unt Irish seemed to be Secessionists. I sided with the Germans, but as nobody seemed to think that a Jew had any principles or cared for anything but the almighty dollar, everybody talked right out before me, unt by keepin’ my ears wide open I got hold of lots of news, which I took straight to General Lyon. I got well acquainted with him, and he used to send me here and there to find out things for him. I’d sell gray uniforms and other things to the Secessionists; they’d talk to one another right before me as to what was being done, and I’d keep my ears wide open all the time, though seemed to be only thinking about the fit and the buttons and the gold lace.

“Then General Lyon wanted to find out just exactly how many men there was in Camp Jackson–no guesswork–no sup

Special Messenger by Robert W. Chambers

The daughter of a dead Union soldier, while living in the South during the Civil War, is asked to become a spy for the Union forces.

Author: Robert W. Chambers
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,951 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: D

Downloads: 1,409
Added to site: 2007.12.30 19539
Genres: Espionage, History, Fiction and Literature, Short Story Collection

ly. “Now sit very still while Moses serves the Madeira; only half a glass for Mr. William, Moses–no, not one drop more!”

Moses served the wine with pomp and circumstance; the lean young bandmaster looked straight at the boy’s sister and rose, bowing with a grace that instantly entranced the aged servant.

“Celia,” said the boy, “we must drink to the flag, you know;” and the young girl rose from her chair, and, looking at the bandmaster, touched her lips to the glass.

“I wish they could see us,” said the boy, “–the Colvins and the Malletts. I’ve heard their ‘Bonnie Blue Flag’ and their stirrup toasts until I’m sick—-“

“Billy!” said his sister quietly. And reseating herself and turning to the bandmaster, “Our neighbors differ with us,” she said, “and my brother cannot understand it. I have to remind him that if they were not brave men our army would have been victorious, and there would have been no more war after Bull Run.”

The bandmaster assented thoughtfully. Once or twi

Spies of the Kaiser by William le Queux

Author: William le Queux
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,163 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 1,710
Added to site: 2010.07.31 28583

Genres: War, Fantasy, Espionage, Short Story Collection

nfidence–myself and Vera, the pretty, fair-haired daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vallance, the Admiral-Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard, to whom he was engaged.

Indeed, from the first I suspected that it had been her influence that had roused him to action; she who had promised him her assistance, and who had pointed out how, by watching and unmasking the spies, he might render his King and country signal service.

At dusk that day we had, on arrival from King’s Cross, left our baggage with the hall porter of the North British Hotel in Edinburgh, had travelled from the Waverley Station to Dalmeny, and descending the hundred or so steps to the comfortable Hawes Inn, at the water’s edge, had dined there. Thence we had taken the old ferry-boat over to North Queensferry, on the opposite shore, where, in the rather bare parlour of the little Albert Hotel, directly beneath the giant arms of the Forth Bridge, we were resting and smoking.

Outside the November night was dark and squally

The Box with Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim

This is a story of intrigue, unfolding in the author’s best style — a thrilling narrative of Jocelyn Thew and the English Service. The reader will follow with avidity the daring moves of Thew from the time he sails from New York on the “City of Boston,” accompanied by a dying man and a special nurse in the person of Katharine Beverley, a society girl who is under obligations to Thew.

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,417 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 5,817
Added to site: 2005.11.05 11826

Genres: Pulp, Fiction and Literature, Espionage

nd although his mouth had more sensitive and softer lines, his dark-blue eyes and jet-black eyebrows completed a general impression of vigour and forcefulness. His figure was a little thin but lithe, and his movements showed all the suppleness of a man who has continued the pursuit of athletics into early middle-life. His hair, only slightly streaked with grey, was thick and plentiful. His clothes were carefully chosen and well tailored. He had the air of a man used to mixing with the best people, to eating and drinking the best, to living in the best fashion, recognising nothing less as his due in life. Yet as he stood there waiting for his visitor, listening intently for the sound of her footsteps outside, he permitted himself a moment of retrospection, and there was a gleam of very different things in his face, a touch almost of the savage in the clenched teeth and sudden tightening of the lips. One might have gathered that this man was living through a period of strain.

The entrance of the young lady o

CIA Machinations in Chile in 1970 by Kristian C. Gustafson

From Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2003 – Unclassified Edition.

Author: Kristian C. Gustafson
Published: 2003
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,564 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.6
LoC Category: JZ

Downloads: 5,335
Added to site: 2006.04.09 13356

Genres: Espionage, Government Publication, Post-1930, Non-fiction

lenzuela, if possible, on [date deleted] Oct and brief him along these lines [CIA agent] will take opportunity to caution Valenzuela about precipitate moves by Genl Viaux (of which Valenzuela possibly cognizant). 3. CIA false-flagger] who briefed COS evening [date del] Oct, promised attempt to contact Valenzuela [deleted] . . . will ask aforementioned to dissuade Viaux, without RPT without promising Viaux USG support for any later move. (FYI: [COS] relieved to learn [CIA asset] not goading on Viaux, which [we] would view as height of folly). 4. Urge you do not convey impression that STA has sure-fire method of halting, let alone triggering coup attempts. [34]

The fourth paragraph of this message makes a point repeated often by the CIA agents on the ground: They were not puppet masters, capable of fully controlling the Chilean officers they contacted. The message had already been passed that the United States favored military intervention, but the Santiago CIA operatives did not w

The Count’s Chauffeur by William le Queux

A tale of genteel, smart scoundrelism, and is very ingenious as it keeps the hero of the seeming autobiography somewhat in the dark, thus avoiding explanations of the numerous “coups,” and more sordid reasons for the breathless rides en automobile, at the same time stifling the conscience of the reader, as it conveys a verisimilitude of partial innocence throughout on the part of the Count’s Chauffeur.

‘In Paris, in Rome, in Florence, in Berlin, in Vienna — in fact, over half the face of Europe, from the Pyrenees to the Russian frontier — I am now known as “The Count’s Chauffeur.”‘

Author: William le Queux
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,338 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 5,390
Added to site: 2010.01.04 26187

Genres: Fiction and Literature, Espionage, Thriller

I wondered, as I sat ruminating, whether these two men were really “crooks”; and so deep-rooted were my suspicions that I decided, when the Count returned, to drop him a hint that we were being watched.

I am not nervous by any means, and, moreover, I always carry for my own protection a handy little revolver. Yet I admit that at that moment I felt a decidedly uncomfortable feeling creeping over me.

Those men meant mischief. I had detected it in their eyes on the previous night. By some kind of mysterious intuition I became aware that we were in peril.

Almost at that moment the shop door was opened by the manager, and the Count, emerging, crossed to me and said–

“Go into the shop, Ewart, and wait there till I return. I’m just going round to get some money,” and seeing a boy passing, he called him, saying, “Just mind this car for ten minutes, my boy, and I’ll give you half a crown. Never mind the police; if they say anything, tell them I’ll be back in ten minutes.”

The lad,

Secret Armies by John L. Spivak

Examines the use of “Fifth Column” techniques in pre-WWII Europe.

“This sensational inside story of Hitler’s far-flung, under-cover poison campaign in the Americas would seem scarcely credible, were it not so thoroughly documented with original letters and records, citing chapter and verse, naming names, dates and places.”

Author: John L. Spivak
Published: 1939
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,734 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.9
LoC Category: D

Downloads: 4,201
Added to site: 2007.09.26 18348

Genres: Espionage, History, Non-fiction, War, Post-1930

epresenting the Leipzig Fair but was actually the chief of the Gestapo machine in Prague. His assistant, Hermann Dorn, living in Hanspaulka-Dejvice, masqueraded as the representative of the Muenchner Illustrierte Zeitung.

Some aspects of the Nazi espionage and propaganda machine in Czechoslovakia hold especial interest for American immigration authorities since into the United States, too, comes a steady flow of the shadowy members of the Nazis’ Fifth Column. It is well to know that the letters and numbers at the top of passports inform German diplomatic representatives the world over that the bearer usually is a Gestapo agent. Whenever American immigration authorities find German passports with letters and numbers at the top, they may be reasonably sure that the bearer is an agent. These numbers are placed on passports by Gestapo headquarters in Berlin or Dresden. The agent’s photograph and a sample of his (or her) handwriting is sent via the diplomatic pouch to the Nazi Embassy, Legation, Co

The Mayor’s Wife by Anna Katharine Green

Author: Anna Katharine Green
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,917 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.7
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 2,556 3003
Genres: Mystery/Detective, Espionage

nted with cheerful composure.

What should I have thought if at that moment I had been told that appearances were deceitful, and that there were many persons then living who, if left to their choice, would prefer life in the dismal walls from which I had instinctively turned, to a single night spent in the promising house I was so eager to enter.

An old serving-man, with a countenance which struck me pleasantly enough at the time, opened the door in response to my ring, only to make instant way for Mayor Packard, who advanced from some near-by room to greet me. By this thoughtful attention I was spared the embarrassment from which I might otherwise have suffered.

His few words of greeting set me entirely at my ease, and I was quite ready to follow him when a moment later he invited me to meet Mrs. Packard.

“I can not promise you just the reception you naturally look for,” said he, as he led me around the stairs toward an opening at their rear, “but she’s a kind woman and can not but