"iT IS DIFFICULT TO GET THE NEWS FROM POETRY, YET MEN DIE MISERABLY EVERY DAY FOR LACK OF WHAT IS FOUND THERE."
"Perhaps as a result of his training as an intelligence officer, Arthur McMaster has mastered the art of subtlety -- tucked covertly within the folds of these 22 delightful poems, there is pointed and hard-hitting commentary on contemporary living. Think Lionel Trilling."
Arthur McMaster is a poet of honesty, precision, and humor, and he puts these skills to good use in demystifying the role of "an average government man" in the intelligence community. It may be "the biggest club in the free world," but most of us aren't in it..."
- Timothy Green, author of American Fractal and editor of Rattle
The Spy Who Came Down with a Cold(click photo)
Need to Know: Journey of an American Intelligence Officer to Professor & Poet(click photo for link to book)