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... The reality, of course, is harder to get a grasp of, as spies are, by their very nature, extremely secretive. This book, The Second Oldest Profession, advertises itself as a history of spying in the Twentieth Century, and on the whole it doesn’t disappoint. The author, Phillip Knightly, ... Read review
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Second Oldest Profession Intelligence is very big business with a very rich history, told ... more

here by a master historian. The big question is,
'Did the actions of spies such as Sorge, Donovan
or Angleton and their masters make any difference
at all in the course of history?' Full description

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The spying game

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"...I’ve always thought so. From the wild excesses of the Bond films to the miserable old men of John Le Carré’s novels, I’ve always had a lot of time for spy fiction. The reality, of course, is harder to get a grasp of, as spies are, by their very nature, extremely secretive. This book, The Second Oldest Profession, advertises itself as a history of spying in the Twentieth Century, and on the whole it doesn’t disappoint. The author, Phillip Knightly, ..." Read review
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Edition Paperback
Author Phillip Knightley
Original Release Year 2003
EAN 9781844130917
ISBN 1844130916

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