"Doug Valentine belongs to that precious remnant of journalists and historians with the wisdom to see our time, the integrity and courage to write about it, and the literary grace to bring it all chillingly alive. This indispensable book may quite well be the best yet in the author's already singular body of work. He takes us again into that dark inner reality of policy and politics that Americans so tragically deny and evade, and gives us back a reflection there is no denying, no escaping. If there is hope for America at this moment of so many reckonings, it is out of pages like these."
Roger Morris, Author of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
"Doug Valentine has assembled an impressive collection of poets who have courageously born witness to the consequences of an insidious corporate plutocracy: endless warfare subsidized by munitions profiteers, enslaved women and children toiling in quarantined sweatshops, ubiquitous famine in even the wealthiest of nations, imprisoned dissidents executed in broad daylight, and the wholesale destruction of the planet that nurtures us. Against the backdrop of our own time--an age George Orwell once characterized as a "cesspool full of barbed wire"--the poets in this anthology raise their voices in a collective act of rebellion. In so doing, they inspire us toward our own renewed efforts to secure peace and justice in a world more and more bereft of such virtues." Robert Bernard Hass, Edinboro University
A Crow's Dream - my first book of poems
The Hotel Tacloban, a highly praised account of my father's experiences in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in World War II.
The Phoenix Program, described by Professor Alfred W. McCoy as "the definitive account" of the CIA's most secret and deadly covert operation of the Vietnam War.
TDY, a fact-based novel about an Air Force photojournalist who participated in a secret military mission that documented CIA drug smuggling in Laos in 1967.
The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs, recipient of the Choice Academic Excellence Award .
The Strength of the Pack: The Politics, Personalities and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA, described by Peter Dale Scott as "an indispensible resource for those who wish to understand the politics of drug enforcement in America; and for those with any sense of the subject’s real importance it is a gripping read as well."
The Hotel Tacloban and The Phoenix Program are available through iUniverse.com as backinprint books under the Authors Guild imprint. TDY is also available through iUniverse.com.
See my Books page for ordering information.
My tape recorded interviews with numerous CIA officers in the Phoenix program are available to the public at the National Security Archive
The Douglas Valentine Vietnam Collection at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, has been open and used by researchers since early 2007. The Collection contains the research material, including audio files of interviews with senior CIA and military officers in the Phoenix program, original handwritten interview notes, and government documents obtained from CIA and military officers as well as through FOIA requests, for my book The Phoenix Program. The Collection can only be used in the National Security Archive's Reading Room; it is not available for interlibrary loan and an appointment must be made to use it. The "resguide" link below will help anyone who wants to read the material.
Valentine Collection at Texas Tech
my interview tapes with CIA officers in the Phoenix program are now available at Texas Tech too
Link to the document the Department of Justice posted online regarding my Privacy Act request from the CIA.
This case was heard in federal court
Phoenix audio files and documents at Cryptocomb
Many of the most important Phoenix documents and the first four taped interviews are up at Cryptocomb. More to follow. The documents show the development of “targeted kills,” "administrative detention" and "High Value" rewards programs, among other things relevant to the eternal war on terror and Homeland Security.
The Strength of the Wolf has been published online in Russian and is available by clicking this link
Some documents from the file the CIA keeps on me as a result of my work on The Phoenix Program (654.0KB)