The Resource The new spymasters : inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey

The new spymasters : inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey

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The new spymasters : inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror
Title
The new spymasters
Title remainder
inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Grey
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Language
eng
Summary
In this era of email intercepts and drone strikes, many believe that the spy is dead. What use are double agents and dead letter boxes compared to the all-seeing digital eye? They couldn't be more wrong. The spying game is changing, but the need for walking, talking sources who gather secret information has never been more acute. And they are still out there. In this searing modern history of espionage, Stephen Grey takes us from the CIA's Cold War legends, to the agents who betrayed the IRA, through to the spooks inside Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Techniques and technologies have evolved, but the old motivations for betrayal - patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise - endure. This is a revealing story of how spycraft and the 'human factor' survive, against the odds. Based on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources, many of the stories in the book have never been fully told. The New Spymasters will appeal to fans of John le Carre, Jason Bourne and Ben Macintyre. Stephen Grey is a British writer, broadcaster and investigative reporter with over two decades of experience of reporting on intelligence issues. He is best known for his world exclusive revelations about the CIA's program of 'extraordinary rendition', as well as reports from Iraq and Afghanistan. A former foreign correspondent and investigations editor with the Sunday Times, he has reported for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC and Channel 4, and is currently a special correspondent with Reuters. Grey is the author of Ghost Plane (2007), on the CIA, and Operation Snakebite (2009) about the war in Helmand, Afghanistan
Summary
Discusses how the art of intelligence gathering has evolved to concentrate on technical methods of spying, why electronic spying alone is insufficient, and how human intelligence is making a comeback in the fight against a new type of enemy
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10433173
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BT
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1968-
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Grey, Stephen
Dewey number
327.12
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Espionage
  • Spies
  • Cold War
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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inside the modern world of espionage from Cold War to global terror
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The new spymasters : inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
348 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670917402
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour photographs
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670917402
Label
The new spymasters : inside espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
348 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670917402
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour photographs
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670917402

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