Churchill and Secret Service /

"Traces Churchill's connections with the world of intelligence, from his days as a member of the Cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information--the brilliant pay-off for his years of nurturing th...

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Main Author: Stafford, David. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1998.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Stafford, David.
Summary:"Traces Churchill's connections with the world of intelligence, from his days as a member of the Cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information--the brilliant pay-off for his years of nurturing these contacts."--Jacket.

With absorbing detail about the secret world of agents and double agents rivaling le Carre, this groundbreaking work traces Churchill's connections with the world of intelligence, from his days as a member of the Cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information - the brilliant pay-off for his years of nurturing these contacts. As both a riveting account of the origins and inner workings of modern intelligence agencies and a study of Churchill and his role in the development of modern day intelligence, Churchill and Secret Service is a major contribution to the study of modern and military history and a crucial missing key to understanding Churchill himself.

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Physical Description:xiii, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-375) and index.
ISBN:0879518502
9780879518509
Author Notes:

David Stafford, "an expert in Britain's wartime intelligence operations" (The Independent), is the author of numerous books. A former diplomat who has written extensively on intelligence history, he is currently Project director at the Center for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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