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

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

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The new spymasters : inside the modern world of espionage from the Cold War to global terror
Title
The new spymasters
Title remainder
inside the modern world of espionage from the Cold War to global terror
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Grey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The old world of spying that emphasized the human factor--dead letter boxes, microfilm cameras, and an enemy reporting to the Moscow Center--is history. Or is it? In recent times, the spymaster's technique has changed with the enemy. He or she now frequently comes from a culture far removed from Western understanding and is part of a less well-organized group. The new enemy is constantly evolving and prepared to kill the innocent. In the face of this new threat, the spymasters of the world replaced human intelligence with an obsession that focuses on the technical methods of spying, ranging from the use of high-definition satellite photography to the global interception of communications. However, this obsession with technology has failed, most spectacularly, with the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. In this 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. Based on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources, this is an up-to-date exposé that shows how spycraft's human factor is once again being used to combat the world's deadliest enemies.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1525.I6
LC item number
G74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new spymasters : inside the modern world of espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The exploding spy -- Part One: The cult of intelligence (1909-1989). The secret agent ; The best-ever liars ; Friendship -- Part Two: New spies (1989-2008). Thunderbolt ; Jihad ; Caveat emptor -- Part Three: The flock of birds (2008-2013). Cover blown ; Allah has plans ; Faith in the machine ; The peacemaker spy ; Vaccination -- Part Four: Where next?. The good spy
Control code
ocn909111937
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 348 pages
Isbn
9780312379223
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909111937
Label
The new spymasters : inside the modern world of espionage from the Cold War to global terror, Stephen Grey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The exploding spy -- Part One: The cult of intelligence (1909-1989). The secret agent ; The best-ever liars ; Friendship -- Part Two: New spies (1989-2008). Thunderbolt ; Jihad ; Caveat emptor -- Part Three: The flock of birds (2008-2013). Cover blown ; Allah has plans ; Faith in the machine ; The peacemaker spy ; Vaccination -- Part Four: Where next?. The good spy
Control code
ocn909111937
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 348 pages
Isbn
9780312379223
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909111937

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