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Secret State Paperback – 13 February 2018

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A sweeping history from the classical origins of intelligence work to modern times in the digital age. A powerful history that asks many hard questions in a wide-ranging survey packed with political, historical, and social analysis. It's a recommended pick not just for political studies readers; but for any interested in the intelligence community and its background.

In this sweeping history, John Hughes-Wilson anatomizes the intelligence process and the evolution of covert methodologies and technologies that maintain (or disrupt) geopolitical balance. A deft tour of the shadow side of 'speaking truth to power'.

A solid overview of the importance of secret intelligence and case studies of successful and failed spying, from the earliest times to leaks by Edward Snowden and Al Jazeera. A vigorous survey with specific case studies and a useful bibliography for further study.

Hughes-Wilson, a leading British authority on intelligence matters, defines and describes the 'intelligence cycle' while delivering a thematically organized account of intelligence in contemporary contexts.

The author's knowledge and passion for the subject is palpable, while his scrutiny and explanations make this a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Colonel John Hughes-Wilson is one of Britain's leading military historians and lectures for a number of international, governmental, and academic organizations. Hugh-Wilson's previous works include Military Intelligence Blunders and A Brief History of the Cold War. He lives in Cyprus.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Books; 1st edition (13 February 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1681776375
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1681776378
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 3.56 x 22.86 cm
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