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Author Mahl, Tom E.

Title Espionage's most wanted : the top 10 book of malicious moles, blown covers, and intelligence oddities / Tom E. Mahl
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages)
Contents By Their Names You Will Not Know Them: Code Names 1 -- By Their Names You Are Not Supposed to Know Them: The Jargon of Espionage 7 -- Ten Tools of the Trade: The Gadgets and Toys of Espionage 14 -- The Elite: The Top Ten Intelligence Agencies 22 -- From Russia with Secret Police: Russian Intelligence Agencies in the Twentieth Century 29 -- American Revolution, American Spies: American Spies of the American Revolution 37 -- American Revolution, English Spies: English Spies in the American Revolution 44 -- Major Martin and Friends--Those Who Never Were: Phony People and Groups Created by Intelligence Agencies 50 -- A Spy's Walk through London: A Tour of London for the Espionage Aficionado 55 -- A Spy's Washington, D.C.: A Tour of Georgetown and Vicinity for the Espionage Aficionado 60 -- Still Classified after All These Years: Selected Secrets Withheld from the Public 66 -- Companies of the Company: Companies Run as Fronts by the CIA 73 -- James and the Giant Peach to Goldfinger: The Spy as Writer 81 -- Noms De Plume and d'Espionage: Spies and the Pen Names They Wrote Under 89 -- The Monster Rally, Dirty Tricks, and Black Propaganda: The Dirty Tricks and Black Propaganda that Make Covert Operations Fun 93 -- Sobriquets: The Nicknames of Espionage 99 -- Swallows and Honeytraps: Women Agents Used against Men 102 -- Ravens or Swans, the Male Swallows: Male Agents Used against Women 111 -- Cover Jobs: The Jobs Spies Appear to Do in Their Public Lives 118 -- The Rich and Famous Worked Here, Too: Prominent People Who Worked in Intelligence 123 -- Favorite Watering Holes--A Tour of Western Europe and the United States: Places Where Spies Have a Drink and Relax 128 -- Bosses (Spymasters): The Memorable Ones Who Ran the Spies 133 -- The Price Is Right: Payoffs and Bribes 142 -- Freedom of the Press for All Those Who Own a Press: Newspapers Owned or Under the Influence of Intelligence Agencies 148 -- Patron of Letters: Books Planted by Intelligence Agencies 158 -- "The Company" and "The Friends" Take to the Air: Radio Stations Run or Controlled by Intelligence Agencies 163 -- From "A Better World," "A World Full of Bliss" to "A Wet Job" and "The Measles": Assassinations 170 -- They Shoot Spies, Don't They?: The East and West Swap Spies 177 -- Great Quips from the Great Game: Great Quotations from the Spy Business 186 -- Creativity at the Bureau: The FBI Uses Its Creative Writing Skills to Disrupt the Left and Right 189 -- The Magnificent Five, Plus Five: Soviet Agents Who Penetrated the British Government 199 -- Loyalty, Loyalty, Wherefore Art Thou Loyalty?: Enemy Officials and Agents Who Helped Britain and the United States 212 -- Ten for the Intelligence Cognoscenti: Ten Little Known Items of Espionage 222 -- Ten for Tube Alloys and the Manhattan Project: Soviet Spies Steal the Secrets of the Atom Bomb 232 -- The Company Goes to the Movies: Movies about Espionage 243 -- The Company as Culture Vulture: The CIA Fights the Soviets in Music, Painting, and Literature 250 -- Encounter et al., the CIA's Stable of Highbrow Culture Magazines 261 -- Ten Selected Books Published by the CIA Front Congress for Cultural Freedom 272 -- It Always Sounds Better in French--Especially If You Don't Know French 276
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285) and index
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Subject Espionage -- Miscellanea.
Intellect -- Miscellanea.
Spies -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612340385 (electronic bk.)
9781612340388 (electronic bk.)