A Century of Spies

A Century of Spies : Intelligence in the Twentieth Century

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Here is the ultimate inside history of the role of modern intelligence across the globe. Unrivaled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world. From spies and secret agencies to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery intelligence, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States, British, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, German, and French intelligence services, and much more. A Century of Spies is filled with new information on a variety of subjects - from the activities of the American Black Chamber in the 1920s to intelligence collection during the Cuban missile crisis to Soviet intelligence and covert action operations. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in military history, espionage and adventure, and world affairs.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • 163.3 x 240.8 x 41.7mm | 911.74g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195073916
  • 9780195073911

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"This is the missing book--the primer--on the craft of intelligence. It is a highly informed briefing, set in historical perspective, by the best of the spy watchers."--William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black "This is the missing book--the primer--on the craft of intelligence. It is a highly informed briefing, set in historical perspective, by the best of the spy watchers."--William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black "This is the missing book--the primer--on the craft of intelligence. It is a highly informed briefing, set in historical perspective, by the best of the spy watchers." --William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black "This is the missing book--the primer--on the craft of intelligence. It is a highly informed briefing, set in historical perspective, by the best of the spy watchers." --William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black "This is the missing book--the primer--on the craft of intelligence. It is a highly informed briefing, set in historical perspective, by the best of the spy watchers."--William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black
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About Senior Fellow Jeffery T Richelson

Jeffrey T. Richelson is a Senior Fellow of the National Security Archive and the author of many books on espionage and intelligence, including America's Secret Eyes in Space, The U.S. Intelligence Community, and Sword and Shield: The Soviet Intelligence and Security Apparatus.
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