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SPYING: The Secret History of History
     

SPYING: The Secret History of History

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by Denis Collins
 

Everyone, at some time in his or her life, fantasizes about being a spy—James Bond, Mata Hari, George Smiley, Maxwell Smart. At the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., more than a million visitors have stepped into the secret history of history—and have learned what it is really like to live undercover. This distinctive and fascinating book

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Everyone, at some time in his or her life, fantasizes about being a spy—James Bond, Mata Hari, George Smiley, Maxwell Smart. At the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., more than a million visitors have stepped into the secret history of history—and have learned what it is really like to live undercover. This distinctive and fascinating book at once distills and expands upon that experience, with inside information on how spies do their jobs, interviews with operatives, and hundreds of photographs and descriptions of tools of the trade.

Biographies of legendary spies and how they completed their special operations are included, along with timelines showing the developments of bugs, surveillance tools, weapons, and disguises. Letters, maps, examples of disguises, dead drops, and rare photos make spies and their operations from 2000 BC to the present live and breathe on every page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579123956
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Denis Collins is a journalist who writes for the Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Miami Herald. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Spying: The Secret History of History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
41Emphatic More than 1 year ago
I am so happy I found this book again! I went through a little espionage phase in high school that has just resurfaced. Sometimes I wish it would give more details. It's like the author is stating an inside joke that he isn't letting you be a part of. Mostly though this book is just awesome