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Seduced by secrets : inside the Stasi's spy-tech world

Author: Kristie Macrakis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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The book reveals, for the first time, the secret technical methods and sources of the Stasi (East German Ministry for State Security) as it stole secrets from abroad and developed gadgets at home. Seduced by Secrets draws on secret files from the Stasi archives. Macrakis recreates the Stasi's secret world of technology through biographies of agents, defectors, and officers and by visualizing James Bond-like  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristie Macrakis
ISBN: 9780521887472 052188747X
OCLC Number: 155128580
Description: xix, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Agent Gorbachev --
Stealing secrets --
Hero, traitor, playboy, spy --
Crown Jewels --
"Kid" and "Paul" --
Computer fiasco --
James Bond, communist-style --
Communicating secrets --
Secret writing revealed --
Eye spy --
Big ears --
Smell science --
Spy dust
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Seduced by Secrets reveals the secret technical sources and methods of the Stasi (East German Ministry for State Security).  Read more...

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'Undergraduate students will delight in the writing style and the sensational revelations.' Journal of Cold War Studies

 
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