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The History of Espionage-
The Clandestine World of Surveillance, Spying and Intelligence, from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 World

Ernest Volkman

Ernest Volkman is a military intelligence specialist, and respected author, broadcaster, and correspondent . He has written many books on the subject of spies and spying . but he may have outdone himself on this one ! . This is the ultimate story of spies . it tells what they do, and how they really work . While the golden age of spying reached its zenith during the Cold War, spies have been documented as far back as Biblical times, and have been used in ever war since, and are not considered essential to any country's national defence . The earliest recorded use of spies, up to today's survellience society, is covered in this book . which includes : Military Scouts, captured documents, bugging devices, honey traps, hidden tunnels, secret camers and poison . and a whole host of characters thorugh a thousand-year span, including Hannibal, Christopher Marlowe, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Litvinenko, and many many more . The true story of subterfuge, of wars won . and lost . and how governments around the world have spent, and continue to spend, billions on security and intelligence gathering . with many pictures, illustrations and maps . Hours of enjoyment

224 pages
with Glossary & index . illustrated throughout with paintings and photographs of historical figures in espionage; everyone from Mata Hari to Alan Turing to Ian Fleming to Allan Pinkerton, and many more .
Published by Carlton, London (2007)
288mm x 235mm

good condition

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