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The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service
     

The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

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by Gordon Corera
 

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“A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and highly readable history of Britain’s postwar Secret Intelligence Service, popularly known as MI6.” ―The Wall Street Journal

From Berlin to the Congo, from Moscow to the back streets of London, these are the true stories of the agents on the front lines of British intelligence. And

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The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
carlwg More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading fictional espionage and spy books and I thought it would be useful to read a real account of the subject. This book tells the story behind many of the individuals and incidents I vaguely remember hearing about in my youth. So it was interesting to me to get the full story on these real cases. I would recommend it to anyone with a similar interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book that tells you alot about the mi6's history. Sometimes it can be hard to follow, but if you just read the page again you can understand it. In the print book,there are pictures in the middle. Iam unaware of this in the nook book. Reading this book, you will find that it somehow differs from the odd fictional spy novel, but this book in itself is its own spy novel. It gives you an incredible amount of info, but it goes in great detail about the past. You will learn about many people, and basically This is the ultimate mi6 book.
TMaze More than 1 year ago
A very interesting survey of British Intelligence - primarily MI6 - from the end of WWII up to the WMD fiasco leading to the invasion of Iraq. In Corera's view the intelligence community evolved over time from an elite club of men with cowboy tendencies and too much trust in their own to another arm of government bureaucracy. The book describes plenty of intrigue, plenty of mistakes and quite an assortment of characters - traitors, defectors, double agents, the dull, the cunning and the fascinating (Daphne Park, has no one made a movie about this woman?) The book is well researched and gives plenty of insight into a very old profession.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. It really puts a new perspective on what you thought you knew about the spy game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and informative
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