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    Description"Jeffery's book is perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." --"The Washington Times"Britain 's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world-it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller-and much more revealing.

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    The Secret History of MI6, 1909-1949
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Keith Jeffery
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 810
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143119999
    ISBN 10: 0143119990

    BIC E4L: POL
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Libri: I-PL
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    Abridged Dewey: 940
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037070, POL036000
    B&T Approval Code: A41525000
    DC22: 327.1241009
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones, frontispiece
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    27 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Keith Jeffery is a professor of British history at Queen's University, Belfast, and has written or edited thirteen books.