By Keith Jeffery
Britain's targeted Intelligence provider, typically known as MI6, isn't really in basic terms the oldest and such a lot storied overseas intelligence unit within the international - it's also the one one to open its files to an out of doors researcher. the end result, during this licensed historical past, is an extraordinary and revelatory examine a firm that basically created, over the process international wars, the trendy craft of spying. listed below are the real tales that encouraged Ian Fleming's James Bond's novels and John le Carré George Smiley novels. Examining ideas from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks just like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking heritage is as engrossing as any mystery - and lots more and plenty extra revealing.
"Perhaps the main real account one will ever examine how intelligence fairly works." -The Washington Times
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