|Author||L. Fletcher Prouty|
|Text||The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World at Internet Archive|
After initial publication in 1973, Prentice-Hall republished The Secret Team in 1992 and 1997. The book was published again in 2008 and 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing, the latter edition including an introduction by Jesse Ventura.
In Studies in Intelligence, an official journal and flagship publication of the Central Intelligence Agency, Walter Pforzheimer described reading the book as "like trying to push a penny with one's nose through molten fudge." Despite what he grants as Prouty's "considerable background and knowledge," he says the book is punctuated by "faulty recollections" and "unwarranted conclusions." In a later issue, a staff writer provides a retrospective of books reviewed in Studies in Intelligence and wonders aloud "whether word ever got back to [Prouty]."
Washington Monthly magazine noted that "marvelous anecdotes about the CIA's dirty-trick department are accompanied by a troubling overstatement best suggested by the subtitle, "The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World."
Assassination researcher and former Office of Strategic Services officer Harold Weisberg was less than enthusiastic about Prouty’s book. He was particularly turned off by the claim that Daniel Ellsberg was a CIA agent: "He hemmed and hawed a bit on this when confronted with an unequivocal denial made by E. to Fred Graham and to Prouty by phone. Thus he looses the legitimate point."
- The Secret Team. Simon & Schuster.
- "Masthead of Freedom Magazine" (PDF). Freedom. Vol. 18, no. 4. Church of Scientology. p. 3. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
- Staff writer. "Book Reviews in Studies: Intelligent Literature About Intelligence Literature." Studies in Intelligence, vol. 49, no. 4, Special Issue: Fifty Years of Studies in Intelligence (2005), p. 4. Published by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Staff writer. "Political Book Notes." Review of The Secret Team by L. Fletcher Prouty. Washington Monthly (April 1973), p. 64.
- Weisberg, Harold. Review of The Secret Team by L. Fletcher Prouty. Harold Weisberg Collection, Hood College (April 2, 1973)
- Berlet, Chip. "Populist Party/Liberty Lobby Recruitment of Anti-CIA Critics." Right Woos Left. Political Research Associates, February 22, 1994. Archived from the original.