Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad

Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad


By (author) Thomas Gordon

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  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Format: Paperback | 784 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 38mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312552432
  • ISBN 13: 9780312552435
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 79,733

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In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. "Gideon's Spies" reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all the fantasies about the Mossad. Revised and updated for 2012, this new edition includes: The story of how the Mossad assassinated the Hamas terror Commander in Dubai in 2010 and the role of MI6 in the assassination; a look inside the modern Mossad training school; the departure of long-serving Mossad chief Meir Dagan, replaced by Tamir Pardo; how the Mossad failed to provide the intelligence for the infamous "flotilla" attack on ships carrying food to Gaza; and the unresolved murder of a Mossad spy in London.

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GORDON THOMAS is a bestselling author of forty books published worldwide. He has firmly established himself as a leading expert on the often sinister, but always compelling world of secret intelligence.

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"Literally impossible to put down."--"The New York Times""A fascinating look at a spy organization that has remained off-limits to most journalists. A first-rate nonfiction account."--GQ "Thomas handles highly dramatic material with clarity and impact."--"Washington Post Book World"" ""Using eyewitness accounts from directors, agents, and even assassins, Thomas goes...inside the Mossad, Israel's ruthless, super-secretive intelligence agency."--"Maxim"" ""A compelling read, with any number of disturbing revelations."--"FHM" "Espionage buffs will love every page."--"Booklist" "Grabs attention with a riveting yarn... will have readers intrigued."--"Publishers Weekly"" ""Tells it like it was--and like it is."--Meir Amit, former director general of Mossad