The French Secret Services: A History of French Intelligence from the Drefus Affair to the Gulf War

The French Secret Services: A History of French Intelligence from the Drefus Affair to the Gulf War

by Douglas Porch
     
 

A groundbreaking work of research, The French Secret Service tells the dramatic, untold story of the transition of France's spy networks and "black chambers" of the ancien regime and Napolean into modern intelligence services. Ranging from diplomatic and military intelligence to covert operations and industrial espionage, Porch's book explains the sometimes bizzare

Overview

A groundbreaking work of research, The French Secret Service tells the dramatic, untold story of the transition of France's spy networks and "black chambers" of the ancien regime and Napolean into modern intelligence services. Ranging from diplomatic and military intelligence to covert operations and industrial espionage, Porch's book explains the sometimes bizzare operations of French intelligence in the context of France's divided political culture and of her self-image as a world power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374529451
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Conquest of Morocco and The Conquest of the Sahara (FSG, 2005). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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