A century of spies : intelligence in the twentieth century (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
A century of spies : intelligence in the twentieth century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

A century of spies : intelligence in the twentieth century

Author: Jeffrey T Richelson
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Spy-masters, moles, and double-agents. Ciphers, saboteurs, and atomic secrets. The shady world of real-life espionage is as alarming and mysterious as any John Le Carré novel or James Bond movie. This outstanding book chronicles the international history of intelligence in the 20th century, exploring the impact of spies on world events during both war and peacetime. The work highlights the key events and  Read more...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey T Richelson
ISBN: 019511390X 9780195113907 0195073916 9780195073911
OCLC Number: 264788868
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: x, 534 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. 1900-1939 --
1. A shady profession --
2. The Great War : spies and saboteurs --
3. Spies in the Great War : eyes and ears --
4. Lenin's spies --
5. Spies between the wars : 1919-1929 --
6. Spies between the wars : 1930-1939 --
Part II. The Second World War --
7. Intelligence and the onset of war --
8. Spies and counterspies --
9. The wrecking crews --
10. Aerial spies --
11. Black magic --
12. Knowing the enemy --
Part III. The Cold War and beyond --
13. New adversaries --
14. New players --
15. Secret wars --
16. Superpower espionage --
17. Spies and moles --
18. Technological espionage --
19. Crisis intelligence --
20. The technical revolution continues --
21. Penetrations, sunken subs, and sudden death --
22. Elusive truths --
23. A new decade --
24. The year of the spy --
25. End of an era --
26. A new world of disorder.
Responsibility: Jeffrey T. Richelson.


A history of the role of modern intelligence across the globe.  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

fascinating history of secret warfare * Focus * recommended to those seeking to understand contemporary intelligence and the controversies surrounding it. * New Scientist *

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.