Glenn Hastedt "Espionage: A Reference Handbook"
ABC-CLIO | 2003-08-13 | ISBN: 1576079503 | 225 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB
This is an exploration into the fascinating world of human and technological espionage, its contributions to national security and its vital role in global politics. James Bond 007: secret service agent, sex symbol and possibly the most successful action hero of all time. From the American Revolution and the Cold War, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and modern day terrorism, spies have captivated and confounded people all over the world. Why is espionage so abhorrent, yet so universal? This handbook illuminates the murky world of espionage and counter-espionage efforts in the United States and around the world. Combining an academic treatment of the causes and forces that shape espionage with narrative accounts of how spying and spy catching are conducted, it covers Benedict Arnold, J. Edgar Hoover, the CIA, the KGB and Jay Pollard, among other topics. Though special attention is focused on the American experience, British, Soviet and Israeli cases are presented, along with recent world events of terrorism and ethnic conflict, providing a unique comparative perspective on the international forces behind spying.
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