MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949


By (author) Keith Jeffery

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Hardback | 832 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 248mm x 70mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747591830
  • ISBN 13: 9780747591832
  • Sales rank: 31,532

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A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, "MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949" is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.

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Author information

Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen's University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998 he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-4, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of fourteen previous books. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.

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'Extraordinarily useful, endlessly interesting ... A triumph, a delight to read as well as an essential work of reference which captures the adventurous side of SIS with as much zest as he reveals its successes and failures' John Simpson