The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

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"A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and highly readable history of Britain's postwar Secret Intelligence Service, popularly known as MI6."―Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal

MI6 has been cloaked in secrecy and shrouded in myth since it was created one hundred years ago.

Our understanding of what it means to be a spy has been largely defined by the fictional worlds of Ian Fleming and John le Carré. Gordon Corera provides a unique and unprecedented insight into this secret world and the reality that lies behind the fiction. He tells the story of how the secret service has changed since the end of the Second World War and, by focusing on the relationships that lie at the heart of espionage, illustrates the danger, the drama, and the moral ambiguities that come with working for British intelligence. 

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Gordon Corera is a Security Correspondent for BBC News. He has presented major documentaries for the BBC on cybersecurity, including Crypto Wars and Under Attack: Espionage, Sabotage, Subversin and Warfare in the Cyber Age. He is the author of The Art of Betrayal. He lives in London.

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“As a good journalist and a reader of spy novels, Corera presents his material as fast-paced stories, from the covert diplomacy of the Cold War to recent security concerns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.”
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“An absorbing study focused on the questionable cost of gathering secrets.”
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“This well-written, hard-hitting book shows that MI6 has never in the past put its own conscience before its duty to protect the public. It mustn't start now.”
- Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal

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