Christopher Moran is Assistant Professor of US National Security at the University of Warwick and was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, in 2011. His book Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain won the 2014 St Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year.
'Despite frequent official disapproval, CIA staff have written more memoirs than members of any other secret intelligence agency in world history. Christopher Moran's brilliant account of their revelations and tribulations is both readable and revealing.' - Christopher Andrew; 'Moran interweaves colorful personalities, conflicting politics and inconsistent practices in narratives of what the US government has and has not permitted CIA authors to publish about their secret profession. A fascinating, readable work that explores America's never-ending efforts to balance necessary government secrecy with the public's right to know.' - Robert Wallace, co-author of Spycraft and The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception