Mader, Julius. Who's Who in CIA. Berlin: J.Mader, 1968. 605 pages.
Published in East Germany, under Stasi auspices and probably with KGB assistance, this little (4by 5.5 inches) book is nearly impossible to find. It even has a habit of disappearing from U.S.libraries. Each of the nearly 2500 entries has a birth date and several short lines of careerinformation.Mader paints with a broad brush. He admits in his introduction -- if not in his title -- that hislistings include former OSS, military intelligence (even during WW2), State Departmentpersonnel who have done "work for CIA," FBI counterintelligence, and also the occasionalpolitician who sat on this or that intelligence committee. Generally when Mader includes a name,it's merely an indication that Mader found this person interesting for one reason or another, andfurther research and corroboration is needed before any conclusions can be drawn. Some of hisnames, for example, appear to have been compiled by looking for the word "intelligence" in theState Department Biographic Register.At the same time, Mader apparently had access to some information on CIA officers that was notpublicly available. More than once a "new" CIA name has surfaced in Western media that hadbeen sitting in Mader's book all along. For the occasional investigator who is too experienced toexpect easy answers, this book continues to be quite useful. -- D.BrandtISBN unavailable