The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand : Britain, America, and Cold War Secret Intelligence

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In what former U.S. Ambassador to Britain Raymond Seitz calls "a superlative record of Anglo-American intelligence collection, cooperation, and competition," noted historian Richard Aldrich reveals startling new information about the relationship between Britain and the United States during the Cold War. Making use of the formidable mass of material recently declassified by the United States, as well as files released by the British, Aldrich details the "special relationship" of cooperation between the British and the Americans, as well as the rampant rancor and suspicion that followed this public amity. The timing is perfect for this volume, as interest in secret intelligence soars higher than it has in years.
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  • Paperback | 733 pages
  • 147.3 x 224.5 x 49.5mm | 970.69g
  • Overlook Press
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585674591
  • 9781585674596

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"Aldrich has dug deep. The result is a masterly history of the British intelligence effort during the first two decades of the Cold War, and its interaction with that of America. . . . Extraordinarily well researched and judicious, but also lively and full of fascinating detail."
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