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Smith, Michael 1952 May 1-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 5,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Michael Smith
 
Most widely held works by Michael Smith
Station X : decoding Nazi secrets by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 533 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, Frank Foley worked as Passport Control Officer in Berlin, a front for his role as MI6 head of station. Risking arrest at any time, he helped thousands of Jews escape from Germany. This book uncovers the story of the British war hero and his bravery
Station X : the codebreakers of Bletchley Park by Michael Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tied to a Channel 4 television series, this is the story of the breaking of the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during World War II. That remarkable feat - breaking a code that the Germans believed to be unbreakable - was to play a major part in the outcome of the war
The Debs of Bletchley Park and other stories by Michael Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 270 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emperor's Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor; from Singapore to Colombo; and from Mombasa to Melbourne, describing not just how the Japanese codes and ciphers were broken but how the lives of the codebreakers, both professional and personal, were affected. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the eccentric British soldier turned codebreaker who made many of the early breaks into Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor recruited to work for the British who pioneered breakthroughs in Japanese naval codes; and of Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin, whose candid reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Many of these revelations have been made possible only through using recently declassified British files, through privileged access to Australian secret official histories, and interviews with an unprecedented number of British, American and Australian codebreakers." "Where previous books on the subject have emphasized the role played by the Americans, The Emperor's Codes is the first full account of the critical role played by British and Australian codebreakers. Using the memories of those at the forefront of this battle, Michael Smith reveals a gripping and previously untold story from the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET
Action this day by Michael Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, in response to a warning by four of Britain's codebreakers that their efforts to break the Enigma code were being hampered by lack of funds, Winston Churchill ordered that they be given everything they need. This book traces the legacy of Bletchley Park, the codebreaking base
Odd man out : the story of the Singapore traitor by Peter Elphick( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a spy in the British forces in Malaya, Patrick Heenan
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 146 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 spying game by Michael Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bletchley Park codebreakers( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 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 71 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 64 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
The anatomy of a traitor : a history of espionage and betrayal by Michael Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Michael Smith explores the critical moment in a spy’s life: that split-second decision to embrace a double life; to cheat and hide and hurt; to risk disgrace – even death – without any guarantee of being rewarded or even recognised. Through in-depth insider knowledge, Michael Smith also uncovers new and unknown cases, including ISIS, President Trump’s links with Russia and Edward Snowden’s role as a whistleblower to offer compelling psychological portrait of these men and women, homing unerringly on the fault-lines and shady corners of their characters, their weaknesses and their strengths, the lies they tell other people, and the lies they always end up telling themselves."--Publisher description
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 45 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Station X : decoding Nazi secrets
Alternative Names
Smith, M.

Smith, Michael T.

סמית, מיקל, 1952-

スミス, マイクル

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Foley : 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 spying gameThe Bletchley Park codebreakersThe spying game : the secret history of British espionage