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Secret Lives: Lifting the Lid on Worlds of Secret Intelligence
Secret Lives: Lifting the Lid on Worlds of Secret Intelligence
Our Price: $25.00
Binding Paperback
ISBN 198606370

Product Code: 756786231

M.R.D. Foot (ed). The mysterious world of secret intelligence is often seen in an heroic & romantic light -- a world of spies playing dice with death, scientists deciphering codes, & martyrs suffering pain to avoid betrayal. But what was this world really like for those who chose to be a part of it? These short portraits, selected from the “Dict. of National Biography” provide a fascinating peek into real lives from worlds of secret intelligence. Entries include: Benedict Ginsburg on Edith Cavell; Christopher Andrew on Sir Mansfield Cumming; Frank Longford on Eamon de Valera; Sidney Lee on Guy Fawkes; Peter Wilkinson on Sir Colin Gubbins; Robert Cecil on Donald Maclean; Nigel Clive on ‘Kim’ Philby; William Carr on Arthur Thistlewood; & John Hamilton on William Windham.

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