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Smith, Michael 1952 May 1-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 5,191 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D810.C88, 940.548641
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Smith
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team] by Michael Smith ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A top-secret U.S. Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to assassinating key al Qaeda members, including Iraqi leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and, in one of their greatest missions, capturing Saddam Hussein. ʺThe Activity,ʺ as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the worldʼs Special Operations elite. Now journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their history and secrets. Michael Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity, and we follow them on operations from the war on the drug barons that led Colombian ʺdeath squadsʺ to the hideouts of Pablo Escobar and his men. We learn of more recent missions, including snatching war criminals from their safe houses in the Balkans (at one time disguising themselves as French soldiers to lull a Serb warlord into a false sense of security), and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa
The emperor's codes : the breaking of Japan's secret ciphers by Michael Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the work and personalities of the codebreakers who deciphered Japanese codes despite vast linguistic differences between English and Japanese, and explains their contributions to Allied success during World War II
Station X : decoding Nazi secrets by Michael Smith ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1939, the first of what would be several thousand students, professors, linguists, mathematicians, military officers, chess players of international repute, actresses, and debutantes quietly reported to a Victorian mansion called Bletchely Park, in Buckinghamshire, outside of London. This workplace became "Station X", the Allies' top-secret center for deciphering enemy codes". -- Jacket
Foley : the spy who saved 10,000 Jews by Michael Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Station X : the codebreakers of Bletchley Park by Michael Smith ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emperor's codes : Bletchley Park and the breaking of Japan's secret ciphers by Michael Smith ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En bekrivelse af hvordan britiske og australske dechifreringseksperter brød den japanske flådes hemmelige koder under 2. Verdenskrig
Action this day ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Odd man out : the story of the Singapore traitor by Peter Elphick ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spying game by Michael Smith ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secrets of Station X : how the Bletchley Park codebreakers helped win the war by Michael Smith ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of how the British codebreakers of Bletchley Park cracked the Nazi Enigma cyphers, cutting an estimated two years off the Second World War, never ceases to amaze. No one is better placed to tell the story than Michael Smith, whose number one bestseller 'Station X' was one of the earliest accounts
New cloak, old dagger : how Britain's spies came in from the cold by Michael Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Med baggrund i Den Kolde Krigs ophør og efterfølgende frigivelser af hidtil hemmeligholdt arkivmateriale, beskriver forfatteren spionagens formål, opgaver og udførelse under Den Kolde Krig. Derefter spionagens ændrede opgaver i f.eks. økonomisk efterretningstjeneste, ikke-spredning af atomvåben og bekæmpelse af organiseret kriminalitet - ikke blot militært, men også i politiets tjeneste
The emperor's codes the thrilling story of the allied code breakers who turned the tide of World War II by Michael Smith ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how a group of eccentric codebreakers cracked Japan's secret codes and turned the tide of the war in the Pacific. Drawing upon recently declassified British files, privileged access to Australian secret official histories, and interviews with many of the men involved,The Emperor's Codestakes the reader step-by-step through the codebreaking process, explaining exactly how the codebreakers went about their daunting task-made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. It details the grueling work and almost unfathomable dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, without whose extraordinary exploits the outcome of World War II might have been very different
The Bletchley park codebreakers : how ultra shortened the war and led to the birth of the computer by Michael Smith ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tells the full history of Bletchley Park, tracing its legacy from the innovative work which led to the breaking of Enigma and other wartime codes to the invention of modern computing and its influence on Cold War codebreaking
Action this day : Bletchley Park : from the breaking of Enigma to the birth of the modern computer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six : a history of Britain's secret intelligence service by Michael Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MI6 : the real James Bonds : 1919-1939 [i.e. 1909-1939] by Michael Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tells the story of Great Britain's secret intelligence service's beginnings in 1909 and its first 30 years
SIX : a history of Britain's secret intelligence service by Michael Smith ( Book )
in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bletchley Park : the code-breakers of Station X by Michael Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six the real James Bonds, 1909-1939 by Michael Smith ( )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of bestselling author Michael Smith's epid unauthorised history of Britain's secret intelligence service. Six tells the complete story of the service's birth and early years including spyinmg on Germany, the murder of Rasputin and astonishingly daring secret missions inside Bolshevik Russia
Station X : het Enigma-raadsel ontrafeld by Michael Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de activiteiten van een groep codebrekers van de Engelse geheime dienst tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, M.
Smith, Michael T.
スミス, マイクル
Languages
English (107)
Dutch (1)
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