The History of Spying: A Brief Account of Espionage in the Cold War

The History of Spying: A Brief Account of Espionage in the Cold War

by James K. Wheaton
     
 

James Bond may be fictional, but the Ian Fleming’s classic stories sometimes had a lot in common with real life incidences of espionage. This book is a brief history of one of the most fascinating periods of in intelligence gathering: The Cold War. It was a period of greed, betrayal, politics, and revenge--and it's all covered in the pages that follow.

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James Bond may be fictional, but the Ian Fleming’s classic stories sometimes had a lot in common with real life incidences of espionage. This book is a brief history of one of the most fascinating periods of in intelligence gathering: The Cold War. It was a period of greed, betrayal, politics, and revenge--and it's all covered in the pages that follow.

The book begins by looking at one of the most notorious spying rings to ever operate: The Cambridge Five; it continues with a short examination of the Russian security agency: Active Measures; from there it will look at the U2 spy plane incident; next the book looks into the history of code breaking and the VENONA Project; lastly, book will look at espionage in the contemporary world and the Cold War's influence on it. An appendix of famous spies is also included in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610421850
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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