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Secret wars

one hundred years of British intelligence inside MI5 and MI6

1st ed.

Published by Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

From the back cover:

Gordon Thomas, a leading expert on the intelligence community, returns in Secret Wars to provide the definitive history of the famed MI5 and MI6.

Thomas's wide-sweeping history of two of the oldest and most powerful agencies in the world chronicles a century of both triumphs and failures. He recounts the roles that British intelligence played in the Allied victory in World War II; the postwar treachery of Great Britain's own agents; the defection of Soviet agents and the intricate process of 'handling' them; the cooperation between the British and the Americans in the search for Osama bin Laden; and the ways in which MI5 and MI6 have fought biological warfare espionage and space terrorism.

Based on prodigious research and interviews with significant players from inside the British intelligence community , this is a rich and even delicious history packed with intrigue and information only the author could have attained.

Table of Contents

Gordon Thomas, biographical brief
Also by Gordon Thomas
Directors of intelligence services
Prime sources
Her majesty's secret agent
The flight of the falcon
The fairy godmother's spies
The enemy within the gate
Ciphers and bugs
The atom spies
Moles between friends
The winds of hate
Partition to perdu
Out of the shadows
High expectations
New targets
Glasnost in the snow
The bamboo curtain spies
A new world: adjust or die
Tango in the basement
Route nine eleven
The day their lives changed
Back to the future
For the moment
A personal note

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
JN329.I6 T48 2009

The Physical Object

xvii, 430 p.

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