The Spy Book uncovers the secrets and decodes the messages of the covert world of espionage. Over 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, and tools comprise this definitive work. Insiders Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen have unearthed files that have only recently been made available, including many from the KGB. This second edition includes the latest unveiled spies and situations, as well as new entries on the effects of espionage on literature, movies, television, and other media.
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Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen describe espionage as the world's second-oldest profession, right behind prostitution. They say the two trades share much of the same allure: "Money, secrecy, sex, great public interest, and people's reputations--or lack thereof--are involved in both professions." Spies are probably the objects of greater curiosity, given their proximity to the corridors of power. And now Polmar and Allen have come up with a compendium that informs on the informers, from "A-2" (the intelligence staff of the U.S. Army Air Corps) to "Zelle, Margaretha" (Mata Hari's real name). More than 2,000 entries deliver the scoop on agencies, operations, jargon, technology, and even such fictional figures as James Bond.From the Back Cover:
"The definitive Spy vs. Spy."
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Descripción Random House Reference, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0375720251
Descripción Random House Reference. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0375720251 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0117445
Descripción Random House Reference, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110375720251