Book by Deacon, Richard
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Deacon, author of several books on intelligence, provides an informative reference guide to spies and spying around the world over the last 2500 years. He gives thumbnail sketches of the intelligence organizations of 33 nations. Entries on individuals and operations are grouped into three time periods: from 510 B.C. to 1918, then through World War II, then on to the present. His selections highlight less well-known figures (including authors Defoe, Marlowe, and Maugham), as well as those well-known people found in other sources on espionage. Informed laypersons, specialists, and some general readers will likely find these well-written capsules informative. There are many citations to additional sources. Readers interested in more in-depth coverage on American espionage should consult G.J.A. O'Toole's The Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage: From the Revolutionary War to the Present ( LJ 1/89).
- George H. Siehl, Library of Congress
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Us ed.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688086314
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