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Stealing secrets, telling lies : how spies and codebreakers helped shape the twentieth century

Author: James Gannon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001.
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"Stealing Secrets, Telling Lies explores how espionage and good intelligence analysis shaped or changed the outcome of many of the major geopolitical events of the twentieth century. The German victory at the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914, the entrance of the United States into World War I, the defeat of Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union's faster-than-anticipated development of the atomic bomb were all facilitated
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gannon, James.
Stealing secrets, telling lies.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001
(OCoLC)606586992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Gannon
ISBN: 1574883674 9781574883671 1574884735 9781574884739
OCLC Number: 45637120
Description: xi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Information, Please! --
The Great War --
Herr Zimmermann's Fatal Blunder --
The Cipher War --
The Enigma Demystified --
The Longest Battle --
Outfoxing the Desert Fox --
Colossus --
Who Broke Purple? --
Masters of Deception --
The Espionage War --
Learned Spies --
"Lucy," Man of Mystery --
The Pacific War --
Infamy and Sacred Duty --
"Our Man in Tokyo" --
The Cold War --
The Spy Who Knew Everything --
The Spy of the Century --
Speak, Ciphers! --
Exposing Comrade Bluster --
Workers against the Workers' State.
Responsibility: James Gannon.

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