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Par Frederick Porter Hitz. 2004
A study of how the literature of espionage compares with its actual practice, written by a former CIA officer. Hitz…concludes that in most instances truth is more surprising and peculiar than fiction. For espionage fans interested in an insider's assessment of the reality behind the entertainment. Some strong language. 2004.
Par Douglas Porch. 1995
Porch examines intelligence services in modern French history, tracing their roots to Napoleon and analyzing their impact on government and…the military during two world wars and colonial rule in Africa and Southeast Asia. He documents successes, such as the Resistance in World War II, as well as failures, such as the infamous Dreyfus Affair. 1995.
Par Ronald Kessler. 1993
While researching the Federal Bureau of Investigation for this book, the author requested a response to some questions that were…forwarded to the Justice Department and resulted in the firing of FBI director William S. Sessions. Kessler's research also reveals an intimate look at FBI facilities, personnel, procedures, successes and failures, and hiring practices. 1993.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigates the life and crimes of spy Robert Hanssen, who was arrested in February 2001. Examines Hanssen's…psychological and sexual profile and his motivations in betraying his country. Discusses the FBI's uneven performance under director Louis Freeh. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Fabrice De Pierrebourg, Vincent Larouche. 2014
" Les taupes sont la hantise des services de renseignement et des corps policiers. Certaines sont parachutées pour infiltrer un…pays, dérober des secrets et recruter d'autres taupes. D'autres trahissent l'organisation qui les emploie et offrent leurs services à l'ennemi par vengeance, pour flatter leur ego ou par appât du gain. Leurs aventures rocambolesques fascinent ou choquent et les ravages qu'elles causent avant d'être détectées leur valent ce surnom bien mérité! De Montréal à Moscou, ces enquêtes captivantes apportent un éclairage nouveau sur des cas marquants de l'actualité canadienne, entre autres ceux de Benoît Roberge, enquêteur-vedette sur le crime organisé, Jeffrey Delisle, officier reconnu coupable d'espionnage, et Donald Heathfield et Tracey Ann Foley, le célèbre couple d' illégaux du KGB. " -- 4e de couv.
An expose of the case of Pollard, an American Jew who worked for US Naval intelligence and spied for Israel.…Discusses the harsh sentence given to both Pollard and his wife, the question of dual loyalties and the possibility of a third-party involvement. 1989.
Drawing on long-classified documents, this is the official history of the war waged by Britain's Special Operations Executive on Benito…Mussolini's Fascist Italy. It provides an account of SOE's clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as remarkable as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia. It also recounts SOE's attempts at causing trouble inside an enemy country as opposed to an enemy-occupied one. This is a tale of desperate daring and sacrifice, climaxing in one of the most extraordinary episodes of the war: the delicate and dramatic dealings between the Allies and the Italians that led to Italy's surrender in 1943. 2014.
Par Elizabeth P McIntosh. 1998
During World War II, the author, a war reporter, was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)--later the CIA--to…work in the propaganda division. She describes other female operatives, some of whom were spies with hair-raising duties behind enemy lines. Concludes with the role women play in intelligence, including uncovering the Soviet mole Aldrich Ames. 1998.
Par James Risen. 2006
New York Times reporter recounts anecdotes, often from anonymous sources, concerning CIA efforts to thwart terrorists since September 11, 2001.…Discusses the National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program, the search for weapons of mass destruction, and the return of Afghanistan's opium trade. Posits that the CIA mission failed. Bestseller. 2006.
Par Ronald Kessler. 1988
An inside account of how the FBI catches spies and how the KGB has infiltrated the CIA. Includes the author's…interview with Karl Koecher, a Soviet mole who penetrated the CIA. 1988.
Par Peter Wright. 1987
Wright joined Britain's Secret Service in 1955 as an inventor of gadgets for use in the espionage trade, but became…a central figure in efforts to detect and expose Soviet espionage. Bestseller 1987.
Par J Fraser. 1985
Par Aviezer Golan, Danny Pinkas. 1980
Biography of the woman who was known as the Mata Hari of the Middle East. A Jerusalem-bred Beirut housewife and…mother of seven, Shula became an important Israeli agent with access to the highest circles of power in Lebanon during the post-World War II period. c1980. Uniform title: Shem tsofen, ha-Peninah.
Par Michael Kettle. 1983
The legendary exploits of the daring, enigmatic Russian-Polish Jew born Sigmund Rosenblum, who called himself Sidney Reilly. The author shows…that Reilly failed in his major mission for the British Secret Service of overturning the Bolshevik government and that his disclosures upon capture by the Russians facilitated Soviet infiltration of the British Secret Service. 1983.
Par Henry Hurt. 1981
Documents the true story of a Soviet naval captain who defected to the United States, served as a double agent…for the C.I.A., and disappeared under mysterious circumstances while on assignment in Vienna. The author believes that Shadrin may have been sacrificed as a pawn in a game for higher stakes. 1981.
Par Michael D Gordin. 2009
On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed "First Lightning", exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan. This surprising…international event marked the beginning of an arms race that would ultimately lead to nuclear proliferation beyond the Soviet Union and the United States. Using newly opened archives, Gordin follows a trail of espionage, secrecy, deception, political brinksmanship, and technical innovation to provide a fresh understanding of the nuclear arms race. 2009.
Par Amélie De Maupeou, Monika Siedentopf. 2008
1942 : Winston Churchill autorise le recrutement de femmes, plus adaptées à certaines missions délicates que lance le Special Operations…Executive (SOE), une organisation secrète destinée à soutenir la résistance européenne à l'ennemi nazi. On les veut vives, intelligentes, courageuses, audacieuses, et séduisantes si possible ! C'est ainsi que les trente-neuf candidates de la section F viennent d'horizons multiples à l'image même de leurs motivations. Leur histoire pleine de rebondissements et, pour treize d'entre elles, terriblement dramatique est étrangement méconnue en France. 2008.
Par Danielle Roy, Gilles-Philippe Delorme. 1993
Une romancière et un journaliste ont repris, pour leur compte, l'enquête sur le comportement de Pierre Sévigny dans l'affaire Munsinger.…Sévigny, ex-ministre associé à la Défense, a été accusé d'avoir trahi son pays en livrant des secrets militaires à une supposée espionne venue d'Allemagne, Gerda Munsinger. 1993.
Par Roger Faligot. 2008
Cette enquête menée sur plusieurs années sur les services de renseignements chinois et les coulisses de la politique internationale de…Pékin est issue des archives américaines, françaises, russes et chinoises. L'auteur a interviewé des spécialistes de la diplomatie, des responsables de la défense, et met à jour les performances du renseignement chinois fondées sur l'art de la guerre secrète. 2008.
Par Keith Jeffery. 2010
This book is an examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world. Essential reading for anyone…interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century. 2010.