The Secret History of MI6 : 1909-1949 (Paperback)

Author: Jeffery, Keith

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This thorough, fascinating, and revelatory account draws on a wealth of archival materials never before seen by any outsider to unveil the inner workings of the world''s first spy agency. MI6''s early days were haphazard but it was quickly forged into an effective organization in the crucible of World War I.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143119999
SKU 220346003
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143119990
Release Date 9/27/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 2T
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Editors Note "Jeffery's book is perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." --The Washington Times Britain 's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world-it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller-and much more revealing.
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Number of Pages 0810
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