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Thomas B. Allen is well known for his writing in the subject of espionage and military history. His books include Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed Military History. He is also the co-author with Norman Polmar of Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, and an encyclopedia of World War II: America at War 1941-1945. His writings on intelligence and related topics have appeared in such national publications as Smithsonian and The Washington Post Magazine, in addition to the Naval Institute's Proceedings and Naval History magazines.
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