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Overview

Based in part on author Felix's personal experiences as a political agent in Hungary in the decades after World War II, this work explains what the rules are for secret operations, why the U. S. needs them, and how good a job our government and others are doing in practice. Chapters cover the political and social systems that a spy must rely on, the personal dilemmas an agent faces, and the tricks to keeping one's cover. A new afterword features revelations on Raoul Wallenberg's fate, British turncoat Kim Philby, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

Time
Aims at-and intelligently succeeds in explaining the theory and purpose of cloak-and-dagger work.
New York Times
The thinking man's spy book.
The New Yorker
A superb thriller.
The New York Times
The thinking man's spy book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568331799
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2002
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,441,420
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Felix, aka James McCargar, was a former intelligence officer who served in Naval Intelligence, the CIA, and the State Department. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition
You Can't Go Home Again
Introduction to the Second Edition 1
Introduction to the First Edition 11
Pt. 1 Fundamentals and Forms of Action
Vienna 1956 17
I The Secret War 19
II The Power of Secret Knowing 32
III The Spy and His Master 46
IV The Art of Cover - I 65
V The Art of Cover - II 74
VI The Open-faced American 86
VII Intelligence 99
VIII CE versus Security, and Other Devilry 120
IX Political Operations 131
Pt. 2 Fundamentals and Forms in Action: The Seventy-Fifth Passenger
I Budapest 1946 156
II The Network 170
III Conspiracy 185
IV The Opposition 202
V Defeat, But Diluted 220
VI The President's Decision 235
VII Escape 244
New York 1962 263
Afterword 267
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