Espionage: An Encyclopedia of Spies and Secrets

 
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Contains over 500 entries covering every aspect of global, modern-day intelligence-gathering & counter-terrorism, along with a comprehensive overview of its history. Focuses on developments since the end of the Cold War: the U.S. gov't's. failure to foresee recent terrorist attacks against the U.S.; counter-terrorism, incl. the growth in commercial terrorism; electronic & communications surveillance; illegal activities by the intelligence services from around the world, incl. assassination, smuggling, & torture; & terminology & equip. explained. Entries on individual spies, politicians & diplomats, plus profiles of the key historical events & scandals. "The ultimate guide for anyone with an interest in this highly topical & controversial subject." Ill.

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Richard M. Bennett is a journalist and senior partner in a company that supplies information on espionage and political risk to the news media and other clients.

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Numerous references have already been published on espionage, and with the spectacular failure of American intelligence in September 2001, many more are sure to appear. This one includes over 500 entries on people, places, equipment, policies, and government organizations. Many of the entries have been written to incorporate events surrounding 9/11, and Bennett (Fighting Forces), a longtime contributor to defense publications, is not afraid to pen caustic opinions of the individuals and government policies connected to that fateful day. In fact, he seems to be thoroughly disgusted with many of the people, attitudes, and policies of the intelligence establishment. This reviewer liked the British flavor of Bennett's writing and the focus on British organizations and events, as one can easily find plenty of information on American topics in works such as Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen's Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage. Of greatest interest are the descriptions of British and foreign intelligence organizations and the biographical details of important individuals. Although there are See references, the book has no cross references, no suggested readings, no chronology, and a tiny bibliography. Suitable for the reference collections of public and academic libraries.
Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glyn Eilyn, IL
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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