The Puppet Masters

The Puppet Masters : Spies, traitors and the real forces behind world events

3.73 (106 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$17.53

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The secret world of military intelligence - written by a senior intelligence officer

John Hughes-Wilson is a former intelligence officer and is ideally placed to reveal the secret history of military intelligence. He takes us 'behind the scenes' of military and political events from Elizabeth I to Osama bin Laden and the crisis in the Middle East.

The book is divided into three parts. The first investigates some famous disasters when lack of intelligence was the decisive factor, e.g. Gallipoli and Dieppe. The second examines some equally famous examples of good intelligence being overlooked or ignored, e.g. the 'bridge too far' battle of Arnhem. The last part goes behind the scenes of some famous successes, from the capture of Slobodan Milosevic to the defeat of IRA bombing campaigns and the arrest of a spy ring at the heart of NATO.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 172 x 201 x 30mm | 392g
  • Cassell Military
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 Maps
  • 0304367109
  • 9780304367108
  • 409,909

About John Hughes-Wilson

John Hughes-Wilson is a former intelligence officer and the author of BLINDFOLD AND ALONE (with Cathryn Corns) and the best selling MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BLUNDERS. He broadcasts with David Dimbleby, presenting military events for the BBC and is a fellow of the RUSI and Churchill College, Cambridge.
show more

Rating details

106 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 26% (28)
4 35% (37)
3 27% (29)
2 8% (9)
1 3% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X