The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Hardcover ISBN: 1610396847
Drawing on declassified documents, family archives and original interviews, a biography follows the great MI5 spymaster and inspiration for the James Bond character M, who did more than any other to break up British fascism during World War II, and also reveals, for the first time in print, the names and stories of the men and women recruited by him. 25,000 first printing.
The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Paperback ISBN: 1541724445
The fascinating, improbable true story of Maxwell Knight--the great MI5 spymaster and inspiration for the James Bond character M. Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history. He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations. Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.
My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA
Paperback ISBN: 0802124291
A Danish national-turned-associate of al-Qaida, provides an inside look at his decade as a radical Islamist, as well as his ultimate decision to leave the jihadist life and become a double-agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. 35,000 first printing.
American Black Chamber
Paperback ISBN: 1591149894
Throughout the 1920's, Yardley (1899-1958) directed The Cryptographic Bureau, funded by the US Army and the Department of State, and the predecessor of the National Security Agency. His 1931 account of its work, published by Bobbs-Merrill, set off a controversy about the right to freedom of expression versus national security. It is reproduced in facsimile. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
Paperback ISBN: 1101986174
It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and devastating a way possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: Listen, record, and prove terrorist intent --
My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond
Hardcover ISBN: 0471789828
A central figure in the Watergate scandal looks back over his long and storied life, from his role as a covert agent during World War II and his career with the CIA to his role in the Watergate break-in and its aftermath, setting the record straight about the Watergate years, accusations that have linked him to the JFK assassination, and his own ideas on how the CIA must reshape itself in an era of international terrorism.
Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment
Hardcover ISBN: 0299308804
Gregory investigates the history and ongoing development of government surveillance in the United States and the ongoing controversy surrounding individual rights, freedom, and the right to privacy. He covers the period between 1775 and 1899, the surveilling of foreign influences from 1900 to 1945, espionage and subversion through World War II and the Cold War, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Gregory is a fellow of the Independent Institute in California and an award winning legal scholar. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The Anatomy of a Traitor
A History of Espionage and Betrayal
Hardcover ISBN: 1781316570
What makes someone betray their country, their friends, everything they have been brought up to value? This book will focus on the critical moment in a spy’s life: that split-second when they decide to embrace a double life; to cheat and hide and hurt; to risk disgrace – even death – without any guarantee of being rewarded or even recognised. Each chapter will centre on a different spy, following the path they took that lead, finally, to their treachery. Were they propelled by personal convictions? Blackmailed and left without a choice? Too desperate for money to think about the consequences? It will offer a compelling psychological portrait of these men and women, homing unerringly on the fault-lines and shady corners of their characters, their weaknesses and their strengths, the lies they tell other people, and the lies they always end up telling themselves.