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The literary spy : the ultimate source for quotations on espionage and intelligence

Author: Charles E Lathrop
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Literary Spy provides a unique view of the intelligence world through the words of its own major figures (and those fascinated with them) from ancient times to the present. CIA speechwriter and analyst Charles E. Lathrop has compiled and annotated more than 3,000 quotations from such disparate sources as the Bible, spy novels and movies, Shakespeare?s plays, declassified CIA documents, memoirs, TV talk shows,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Lathrop
ISBN: 0300103247 9780300103243
OCLC Number: 54001200
Description: xvi, 477 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Academia --
Analysis & analysts --
Assassination --
Bay of Pigs --
budgets --
Collection --
Compartmentalization --
Counterintelligence --
Covert action --
Critics & defenders --
Current intelligence --
Deception, disinformation, & propaganda --
Defectors --
Directors of Central Intelligence --
Domestic activities --
Economic intelligence --
Espionage & spies --
Estimates --
Fact versus fiction --
Failures --
FBI & law enforcement --
Feedback & tasking --
Fighting the Cold War --
Fronts --
Ignoring bad news --
Intelligence, definitions of --
Intelligence, the missions of --
Intercepts and cryptology --
Journalists, businessmen & clergy --
Leadership --
Leaks --
Legislative oversight --
Liaison --
Limits of intelligence --
Military attachés --
Military & naval intelligence --
Nut cases & conspiracies --
Objectivity --
Openness & publicity --
Open sources --
Origins of central intelligence --
Overhead & imagery --
People --
Plausible denial --
Policy role --
Politicization --
Prescriptions --
Presidents & intelligence --
Recruiting --
Redundancy redundancy --
"Rogue elephant" --
Secrecy --
Subcultures in CIA --
Successes --
Terrorism --
Timeliness --
Traitors in their own words --
Treason & betrayal --
United Nations --
Unsavory characters --
U.S. intelligence "community" --
Warning, prediction, & surprise --
Weapons of mass destruction --
Women.
Responsibility: compiled and annotated by Charles E. Lathrop.
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A CIA veteran scours sources as diverse as the Bible, James Bond movies, and presidential speeches to illuminate the mysterious world of intelligence and espionage. Literary Spy provides a unique  Read more...

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"The Literary Spy entertained, educated, and enthralled me. A magnificent tour de force." David E. Murphy, former CIA Berlin Chief "For anyone interested in or wishing to make sense of the Read more...

 
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