Mr. Allen has written an interesting book.  In Declassified he briefly discusses 50 of the most important/prominent espionage stories in history.  The only issue I have with the book is the discussion of each story often seemed too brief.  Most sections only contained three or four pages, giving only the briefest glimpse of the incident.  In spite of this, the book works well as an introduction to espionage.


 The title is somewhat misleading, while the book attaches some type of document to each of the 50 incidents, in many of the cases the document is only of minor importance.  Additionally several of the incidents involve documents that are not what the average person would consider “declassified”.   

I recieved this book as an Advance Reader Copy (ARC).