North American Spies

North American Spies : New Revisionist Essays

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"North American Spies" takes a new look at the history of espionage in the United States and Canada since 1898. A new generation of scholars and journalists use the latest verifiable evidence to tackle some of the most important, yet little known, events in recent history. They argue in particular that Soviet secret agents may have been behind the theft of secret Churchill-Roosevelt correspondence in 1940; that President Truman's shadowy advisor, Admiral Souers, was the real architect of the CIA; and that Britain generated a home-bred McCarthyism similar to that of the USA. These essays also contain an attempt to apply literary criticism to American spy fiction, as well as offering an extensive introduction which gives a historiographical framework for the study of North American intelligence history. The book features a scholarly history of the Defense Intelligence Agency and concludes with a guide to further study designed to help teachers in schools, colleges, polytechnics and universities. Casting new light and interpretation on some controversial recent historical events, it opens up a subject which is often shrouded in mystery and deliberate more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 451g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748603158
  • 9780748603152