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  • Copyright: 2008-05-20
  • Publisher: National Geographic
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For anyone interested in the history of espionage, this book presents a collection of some of the world's most important top-secret documents - taken from museum and archive collections around the world, it includes many hard-to-find and some previously unpublished and hugely historically important top-secret documents. An informative, lively history of espionage - moving through historical events to present each document in its proper historical and cultural context, sharing the quirky and often little-know stories behind state secrets and clandestine operations. Each of seven chapters focuses on one particular theme, and scans of the documents (in whole or part) will be shown where possible. Chapters include; Secrets of War; The Art of the Double-Cross; Spy vs Spy; A Bodyguard of Lies; Espionage Accidents; In Defense of the Realm and The Secret State.

Author Biography

Thomas B. Allen is the award-winning author of 30 books on subjects ranging from military history to sharks, and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine. His title Spy Book, co-authored with Norman Polmar, is the principal source book for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Tom Allen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is a founding member of the Writer’s Center.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Secrets of Warp. 13
Spying on the Armadap. 17
Washington Finds a Spyp. 21
Benedict Arnold Becomes a Spyp. 27
The Lady Is a Spyp. 33
A Golden Export to Canadap. 39
T.R. Remembers the Mainep. 45
A Telegram's Special Deliveryp. 49
The Man Who Started a Warp. 53
Eavesdropping on Roosevelt and Churchillp. 57
Planning the "Final Solution"p. 63
Seeking Justice for Saboteursp. 67
Stalin Approves a Warp. 71
The Pentagon Papers' Legacyp. 79
16 Troublesome Wordsp. 85
Double Agents, Turncoats, and Traitorsp. 91
Captain Henry's $50,000 Lettersp. 95
Lincoln's Double Agentp. 99
Whose Ace of Spies?p. 105
The Double Agent's Dogp. 111
The Spy in the Tunnelp. 117
The Pumpkin Papersp. 123
Counterintelligence: Spy Vs. Spyp. 127
The Knight Was a Spyp. 131
The Million-Document Spyp. 135
The Soviets' Key Manp. 139
The Spy Drove a Jaguarp. 143
The FBI Molep. 149
A Bodyguard of Liesp. 155
George Washington's Liesp. 161
The Trick That Won Midwayp. 167
The Star of Double-Crossp. 173
"A Diversionary Maneuver"p. 177
"Mincemeat Swallowed Whole"p. 181
Broadcasting Believable Liesp. 185
The Game Against Englandp. 189
Espionage Accidentsp. 195
Lee's Lost Orderp. 199
Papers from a Corpsep. 205
The Hollow Nickelp. 213
In Defense of the Realmp. 219
The Beer Barrel Lettersp. 223
A Map for the Mideastp. 227
An Ambassador's Doubtsp. 231
Secret Notes at Yaltap. 237
A Package in the Snowp. 241
The Secret Statep. 247
A Secret Request to Congressp. 253
An Enduring Liep. 259
The Dreyfus Affairp. 263
The FBI and Trotskyp. 269
Tap, Tap, Tapp. 273
Bombs of a New Typep. 279
The Magic Messagesp. 285
The Golden Age of Soviet Espionagep. 289
The Family Jewelsp. 297
For the President's Eyes Onlyp. 303
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
Bibliographyp. 308
Selected Internet Sitesp. 311
Illustrations Creditsp. 312
Indexp. 314
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