Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is the original catalog used by British secret agents to select weapons, gadgets, and disguises for their missions during World War II. Includes wild devices such as exploding rats, shoes that leave barefoot prints, incendiary briefcases and the deadliest of weapons. Photos. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: With over 200 previously unpublished images of secret weapons and gadgets.
From the Back Cover:
Here is the catalog from which real spies once ordered their explosives, gadgets, and equipement! Have you ever fantasized about what it would be like to be a secret agent? A super-spy? To have at your disposal the wild gadgets seen in movies like Mission Impossible and the James Bond series? Cloak-and-dagger escapades have been a mainstay on the screen and in literature, but the stuff of these movies and spy novels was based on fact. And the clandestine duties required of covert operators entailed employing every possible advantage. Secret Agent's Handbook is the original catalog used by the actual British S.O.E. agents to select weapons, gadgets, and disguises for their secret missions during World War II. The S.O.E. was the secret wartime organization set up to promote sabotage in enemy-occupied countries, with active and often highly personal encouragement from Winston Churchill. Following Winston Churchill's directive to "set Europe ablaze," the Special Operations Executive set about organizing resistance in Europe and beyond as best they could. To aid in these harrowing activities, government scientists and inventors produced a remarkable and vast array of devices designed specifically for covert sabotage missions. This intriguing collection includes the equipment that secret agents used-such wild devices as exploding rats and Chianti bottles, shoes that leave barefoot prints, incendiary briefcases and cigarettes-as well as the deadliest of weapons. Each item is featured with a photograph or illustration and is described in detail. Also included are full instructions for use and information as to how they were utilized on real-life spy missions.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 2001. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP66022454
Book Description Globe Pequot Press, The. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1585742864I3N01
Book Description The Lyons Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008933753
Book Description Lyons Press, 2001. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1585742864-2-4
Book Description Lyons Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_212434732
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Book Description CT., U.S.A.: Lyons Press/ Globe Pequot Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Lyons Press Edition, 2001 stated, Very Good+ black hardcover, red spine interior unread, Very Good d/j slight scuffs on covers, in Brodart, vi, 272 pages, intro by Mark Seaman, publisher's note, notes to introduction, select bibliography, illustrated w/ 100's of photos, drawings and diagrams, index of special devices and supplies, HISTORY, military, super-spy, secret agent, original catalog used by the actual British S.O.E. agents, WWII, ISBN-10: 1585742864 ISBN-13: 978-1585742868 Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches. Seller Inventory # E7709a
Book Description The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. The dust jacket has a minor closed tear to one corner. Seller Inventory # 9011086
Book Description Lyons Press,, Guildford:, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Black and white illustrations throughout. First printing thus. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 44176
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