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The history of espionage : the clandestine world of surveillance, spying and intelligence, from ancient times to the post-9/11 world

Author: Ernest Volkman
Publisher: London : Carlton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the ultimate story of spies, what they do and how they really work." "Spies have been documented as far back as the Bible, and although the golden age may have come during the Cold War, what was once seen as a 'necessary evil' is now acknowledged as an essential part of any country's national defence network." "The History of Espionage recounts the full, fascinating story of spies and spying, from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Volkman, Ernest.
History of espionage.
London : Carlton, 2007
(OCoLC)607732483
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Volkman
ISBN: 9781844424344 1844424340 9781844420568 1844420566
OCLC Number: 148314570
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The other side of the hill --
Eyeless in Gaza --
Whispers in the wind --
Go spy the land --
Pandora's box --
Fire from the East --
Marco Polo --
Be afraid, be very afraid --
"A great reckoning in a little room" --
God's secret agents --
The king who knew everything --
The emperor and the lion --
Chambres Noir --
The spymaster of Valley Forge --
"Burn, perfidious England!" --
His truth is marching on --
The purloined letter --
The secrets of Rue Pepiniere --
Mata Hari --
The red orchestra --
The catcher who spied --
East wind, rain --
Deus ex machina --
The mole wars --
The great plutonium hunt --
Death in the perfumed garden --
The age of surveillance.
Responsibility: Ernest Volkman.

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Recounts the story of spies and spying from the cloak-and-dagger machinations of the Ancient Greeks and Romans to the high-tech surveillance operations of the post 9/11-world. This is a tale of  Read more...

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