The Human Factor: The Phenomenon of Espionage

by W. Patrick Lang

­­June 2022 — The just released second edition of Col. Lang’s classic work on the art of human intelligence is now available to order from Amazon or iUniverse. 
Publisher’s Weekly’s Booklife calls The Human Factor, “A vital, succinct primer for anyone interested in understanding the art of human intelligence gathering and espionage. 

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From the Publisher’s Weekly Review:
“Lang’s revised and updated debut examines the art of espionage and human intelligence gathering. Lang — a retired colonel who has since authored many other books, including a memoir on his time in the military  and a trilogy of historical fiction novels based during the American Civil war — offers a succinct guide on all facets of modern intelligence gathering, laying out the history of  intelligence  gathering through  the  stories of spies and heroes,  explaining the  systems and institutions that have traditionally emerged in modern nations to facilitate espionage work, and illuminating the delicate art and practice of gathering human intelligence today and in the future.”

More Books by Col. W. Patrick Lang

Tattoo — A Memoir of Becoming

June 2022 – Released in January 2021, Tattoo continues to excite both interest and praise as an altogether unique memoir of a soldier, scholar and spy. Readers call it, “a riveting, century-spanning soldier’s epic.”

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“Brilliant prose and exceptional history of the wars of the late 20th century.”                                              –Amazon Reader Review

A close-up history of the U.S. military’s global engagements in the fractious second half to the 20th century… overflows with revealing–sometimes harrowing–stories of military life.         –Publisher’s Weekly

With a scrupulous eye for detail, Tattoo illuminates every international conflict Lang saw and offers a fascinating portrait of what soldiering means.                                                –Booklife Magazine

Lang recounts a memorable career in the Army—as eventful as it was accomplished.                                            –Kirkus Review

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13 Responses to The Human Factor: The Phenomenon of Espionage

  1. Deap says:

    Cool, only 99 cents delivery from IUniverse (I won’t give Bezos a dime).
    Looking forward to learning from the pros about the deeper psychology of “intelligence”.

    • jim ticehurst says:

      Well..Someone Gave Bezos alot More than a Dime After He was Sent into the United States (Florida) in 1963 on The” Peter Pan” Program…He was Screened for Three Weeks By a Group similar to the One That Takes over Transported and Housing These Illegals coming in Now..

      They Found Bezos had Potential..High IQ..A sO They took him up to New Hampshire For Schooling…Then Out To New Mexico For University on a Scholarship…

      Thats Where He Met His Future Texas Wife..and got the Money Start His Amazon Company..Another NO Generation Persona Calling The Shots..Billionaire.. Like George Soros and Many Other
      s Down The Rabbit Hole..

  2. Babeltuap says:

    Is there a chapter on how the CIA made sure the hostages in Iran were not released until the day Carter was out of office?

  3. Fourth and Long says:

    Purchased Kindle edition. Looking forward to reading it. I enjoyed your other book on Intel, a slim volume written years ago after 911. Very instructive.

    • Pat Lang says:

      Not much different, just cleaned up the editing in the Chelsea edition. I want it short so that people are more likely to read it.

      • Fourth and Long says:

        Glad to have purchased this then. Lost all my real books in a fire in 2018. Kindle on iPhone holds libraries. That was an excellent book. Succinct and to the point. Stays with you.

  4. Leith says:

    Never liked Kindle. I’ll try for a hardcopy.

  5. JK/AR says:

    Yup. It’s the hardcopy for me too.

  6. kodlu says:

    I will order the electronic edition.

    This may be a shot in the dark, but is the title inspired by, or related to Graham Greene’s novel? The movie version is quite good as well.

  7. KjHeart says:

    glad to get an e book for an alternative publisher – thanks for that.

    Looking forward to reading this.

  8. Deap says:

    Speaking of a former intelligence phenomenon- A certain former contributor is still sleuthing for truth on the Jan 6 home front – Ukrainian Nazi’s in cahoots with the Horned Helmut Jan 6 insurrection mobs?

    Why do I still think Crowstrike is the dog who still did not bark in all of this?

    Crowdstrike One: Seth Rich Murder
    Crowdstrike Two: Mueller Investigation
    Crowdstrike Three: Impeachment #1
    Crowdstrike Four: Impeachment #2
    Crowdstrike Five: Jan 6 WitchHunt
    Crowdstrike Six: Susssman, Clinton and the DNC

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