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This is an auction for GCHQ by Richard J Aldrich.

‘Aldrich packs in vast amounts of information, while managing to remain very readable. He paints the broad picture, but also introduces fascinating detail.’
- Literary Review (UK)

‘Richard Aldrich is an outstanding analyst and historian of intelligence and he tells this story well…an important book.’
- Max Hastings in the Sunday Times (UK)

‘This is a sober and valuable work of scholarship, yet there is nothing dry about it. Aldrich knows how to write for a wider audience, while avoiding the speculations, inventions, sensationalism and sheer silliness of so much modern work on the subject.’
- The Spectator

Amazon.com review:

“This is a gripping exploration of the last great unknown realm of the British secret service: Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ). GCHQ is the successor to Bletchley Park and is the largest and most secretive intelligence organisation in the country. Since the end of the Cold War, it has played a pivotal role in shaping Britain's secret state. Still, we know almost nothing about it. Richard Aldrich traces GCHQ's evolution from a wartime code-breaking operation based in the Bedfordshire countryside to one of the world’s leading espionage organisations. Packed with dramatic spy stories – including secret submarine missions, hidden tunnels dug to tap phones, and Soviet moles – GCHQ also explores the organisation’s role in tackling some of the most troubling issues of our time: Al Qaeda, privacy and surveillance. This is the crucial missing link in Britain’s intelligence history.”

Large format (trade) paperback 2010.

666 pages + photographs.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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