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Smith, Michael 1952 May 1-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 172 publications in 4 languages and 5,596 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D810.C88, 356.1670973
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 )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,267 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. 'The Activity, ' as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite. Hidden from the politicians and the government bean counters, The Activity has been carrying out deniable operations, preparing the way for Delta and SEAL Team Six
The emperor's codes : the breaking of Japan's secret ciphers by Michael Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 837 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 540 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Station X : the codebreakers of Bletchley Park by Michael Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"STATION X tells the true story, as it has never been told before, of the amazing achievements of the codebreakers working at Bletchley Park in the Second World War. In 1939, several hundred people - students, professors, international chess players, junior military officers, actresses and debutantes - reported to a Victorian mansion in Buckinghamshire: Bletchley Park. This was to be 'Station X', the Allies' top-secret centre for deciphering enemy codes. Their task was to break the ingenious Enigma code used for German high-level communications. The settings for the Enigma machine changed continually and each day the German operators had 159 million million million different possibilities. Yet against all the odds this gifted group achieved the impossible, coping with even greater difficulties to break Shark, the U-Boat Enigma, and Fish, the cypher system used by Hitler to talk to his guards."--Publisher's description
The Debs of Bletchley Park and other stories by Michael Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. . In The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories author Michael Smith, trustee of Bletchley Park and chair of the Trust's Historical Advisory Committee, tells their tale. Through interviews with the women themselves and unique access to the Bletchley Park archives, Smith reveals how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do 'their bit' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of 'Station X'
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 261 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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odd man out : the story of the Singapore traitor by Peter Elphick( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New cloak, old dagger : how Britain's spies came in from the cold by Michael Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 157 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 secrets of Station X : how the Bletchley Park codebreakers helped win the war by Michael Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 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
The spying game by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bletchley Park codebreakers( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 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
The spying game : the secret history of British espionage by Michael Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret agent's bedside reader : a compendium of spy writing by Michael Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espionage fact and fiction collide in this thrilling compendium of spy writing, where you'll find some of the greatest spy stories ever written alongside genuine agent reports and instructions that changed the course of history – all within one definitive and unique collection. Daring wartime plans devised by Ian Fleming that could have come straight from the pages of a Bond novel are followed by the first appearance of John le Carré's George Smiley. Never-before-published reports from Cambridge spies Kim Philby and Guy Burgess to Moscow Centre are seen alongside literary classics by Graham Gr
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

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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor's codes : the thrilling story of the allied code breakers who turned the tide of World War II by Michael Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan's secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task-made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. The Emperor's Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the Brit
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 42 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team]
Alternative Names
Smith, M.

Smith, Michael T.

スミス, マイクル

Languages
English (131)

Italian (2)

Turkish (1)

Dutch (1)

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The emperor's codes : the breaking of Japan's secret ciphersStation X : decoding Nazi secretsFoley : the spy who saved 10,000 JewsStation X : the codebreakers of Bletchley ParkThe emperor's codes : Bletchley Park and the breaking of Japan's secret ciphersAction this dayNew cloak, old dagger : how Britain's spies came in from the coldThe secrets of Station X : how the Bletchley Park codebreakers helped win the war