The Resource The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

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The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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The spy who couldn't spell
Title remainder
a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
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spy who couldnt spell
Title variation remainder
a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBIs hunt for Americas stolen secrets
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eng
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  • "The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan--known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. In December of 2000, FBI Special Agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C., office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate, offering to sell classified United States intelligence. The offer, and the threat, were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U.S. reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Rooting out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security"--
  • "Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as the "Spy Who Couldn't Spell." In December 2000,] FBI special agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C, office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters offering to sell classified United States intelligence from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate. The offer and the threat were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about US reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Routing out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced, true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security"--
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An award-winning journalist traces the true story of the FBI's hunt for ingenious traitor Brian Regan, whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages that nearly collapsed America's military security were made more baffling by his apparent dyslexia
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individual biography
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10540361
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DLC
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Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit
Dewey number
  • 364.1/31
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Regan, Brian
  • United States
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Espionage, American
  • Dyslexics
  • Intelligence service
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adult
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a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2582491
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn950519694
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780698404090
Lccn
2016024121
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computer
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rdamedia.
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n
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remote
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12584EE2-1750-4D52-B1AA-8BB8312A71C9
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(OCoLC)950519694
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The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2582491
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn950519694
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698404090
Lccn
2016024121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12584EE2-1750-4D52-B1AA-8BB8312A71C9
System control number
(OCoLC)950519694

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