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Plots and paranoia : a history of political espionage in Britain, 1790-1988

Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of Britain's covert counter-subversive agencies from earliest times to "Spycatcher". It disentangles the secret state from the web of myth which has surrounded it in the past and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Porter
ISBN: 9781317356356 1317356357
OCLC Number: 936379404
Notes: First published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Sly and subtil fellowes (4000 BC to AD 1790) --
2. The most powerful means of observation (1790-1805) --
3. Spies and bloodites! (1805-25) --
4. Mild and paternal government (1825-50) --
5. No police over opinion (1850-80) --
6. A permanent organization to detect and control (1880-1910) --
7. A holy alliance against this midnight terror (1910-20) --
8. Dangers ahead (1920-40) --
9. Dazzled and confused (1940-70) --
10. Dungeons and dragons (1970-88).
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: Bernard Porter.

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