A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, "MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949" is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.
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Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen's University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998 he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-4, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of fourteen previous books. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.Review:
'Extraordinarily useful, endlessly interesting ... A triumph, a delight to read as well as an essential work of reference which captures the adventurous side of SIS with as much zest as he reveals its successes and failures' John Simpson
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Book Description Bloomsbury, 2010. Book Condition: New. From its foundation in 1909, through two world wars to its present role at the heart of modern British government, the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, has been a subject of sustained and intense public interest. This study, the first to be written by an independent historian with unrestricted access to the Service's archives, analyses the role and significance of intelligence and gives an authoritative account of SIS's people and its organization, development and operations over the first 40 years of its existence. Bookseller Inventory # 293867
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. unread, gift condition, SIGNED and Publication day DATED 21.1X.10 by this distinguished Historian to the title page. Rare to find with these outstanding attributes, especially the elusive uk first printing. A brick of a book at over 800 pages so extra p&p will be requested.BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15020804107