The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage

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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
528
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.5 X 8.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681776378
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About the Author

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson is one of Britain's leading military historians and lectures for a number of international, governmental, and academic organizations. Hugh-Wilson's previous works include Military Intelligence Blunders and A Brief History of the Cold War. He lives in Cyprus.

Reviews

Hughes-Wilson, a leading British authority on intelligence matters, defines and describes the 'intelligence cycle' while delivering a thematically organized account of intelligence in contemporary contexts.
A solid overview of the importance of secret intelligence and case studies of successful and failed spying, from the earliest times to leaks by Edward Snowden and Al Jazeera. A vigorous survey with specific case studies and a useful bibliography for further study.
The author's knowledge and passion for the subject is palpable, while his scrutiny and explanations make this a thoroughly enjoyable read.
In this sweeping history, John Hughes-Wilson anatomizes the intelligence process and the evolution of covert methodologies and technologies that maintain (or disrupt) geopolitical balance. A deft tour of the shadow side of 'speaking truth to power'.
A sweeping history from the classical origins of intelligence work to modern times in the digital age. A powerful history that asks many hard questions in a wide-ranging survey packed with political, historical, and social analysis. It's a recommended pick not just for political studies readers; but for any interested in the intelligence community and its background.