The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
Paperback ISBN: 0062420135
A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Under the codename “The Angel,” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat. Drawing on meticulous research and interviews with many key participants, Uri Bar Joseph pieces together Marwan’s story. In the process, he sheds new light on this volatile time in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culminating in 2011’s Arab Spring. The Angel also chronicles the discord within the Israeli government that brought down Prime Minister Golda Meir. However, this nail-biting narrative doesn’t end with Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War. Marwan eluded Egypt’s ruthless secret services for many years, but then somebody talked. Five years later, in 2007, his body was found in the garden of his London apartment building. Police suspected he had been thrown from his fifth-floor balcony, and thanks to explosive new evidence, Bar-Joseph can finally reveal who, how, and why.
The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
Hardcover ISBN: 0062420100
"The first English-language book to tell the sensational story of Ashraf Marwan, a top Egyptian official who spied for the Mossad and almost singlehandedly saved Israel from defeat in the Yom Kippur War. The Angel is a gripping feat of reportage that blows open the Mossad and reveals the shocking truth behind Marwan's mysterious death"--
The Art of Betrayal
The Secret History of MI6
Paperback ISBN: 1605985287
A security correspondent for the BBC offers insight into the secret world of the agents and spies in Britain's MI6 from the early days of the Cold War, through the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11 attacks.
The Art of Intelligence
Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service
Paperback ISBN: 0143123378
A legendary counterterrorism spy and recipient of the CIA's highest award for achievement describes his leadership of the campaign that routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in the weeks after the September 11 attacks, offering insight into his extensive career and the ways in which the Afghanistan campaign changed American warfare. Simultaneous.
The Assault on Intelligence
American National Security in an Age of Lies
Paperback ISBN: 0525558608
A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order teeters on the brink. Experience and expertise, devotion to facts, humility in the face of complexity, and respect for ideas seem more important, and more endangered, than they've ever been. American Intelligence--the ultimate truth teller--has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden, former CIA director, takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight and authority. It is a sobering vision. The American intelligence community is more at risk than commonly understood. Our democracy's core structures are under great stress. Many of the premises on which we have based our understanding of governance are now challenged, eroded, or simply gone. And in the face of overwhelming evidence from the intelligence community that the Russians are, by all acceptable standards of cyber conflict, in a state of outright war against us, we have a President in office who chooses not to lead a strong response, but instead to shoot the messenger. There are fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country. The Assault on Intelligence shows us what they are, reveals how crippled we've become in our capacity to address them, and points toward a series of effective responses. Because when we lose our intelligence, literally and figuratively, democracy dies.
At Her Majesty's Service
The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, M16
Hardcover ISBN: 1591140099
This is the only history that exists of the famed British secret intelligence agency, MI6, the service responsible for gathering intelligence overseas. Chapters focus on each of the reigning MI6 chiefs, beginning with Sir Mansfield Cumming, and describe clandestine operations that took place during each chief's tenure through 2004. Made famous by the wildly popular James Bond 007 movies, the London-based organization--known internally as The Firm and to other agencies as The Friends--has attracted a great deal of attention over the years as it collected secret foreign intelligence around the world. Until the publication of this book in 1983, however, the truth about the service's past had remained largely unwritten. Nigel West, the author, is the pseudonym of Rupert Allison, a Conservative ex-MP who has written numerous spy books under the West name. Until 2010, when an "official" history of MI6 through the early Cold War is scheduled to be published, this book remains the only source to turn to.
At the Center of the Storm
The CIA During America's Time of Crisis
Paperback ISBN: 0061147796
A no-holds-barred chronicle of the war on terror by the former director of the CIA discusses the events preceding the September 11 attacks, his declaration of war on Al Qaeda, the CIA's operations inside Afghanistan, and more. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
At The Dragon's Gate
With The Oss In The Far East
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142687
A lieutenant in the US Marine Corps during World War II, Fenn conducted undercover operations in the China-Burma-India theater beginning in 1943. Before the war he had covered the Far East for Life magazine, and after the war he went to London and wrote successful novels until he died at 96 in 2004. His memoirs of his exploits, therefore, are informed by a deep knowledge of the area and much experience telling tales. Annotation
Avenue of Spies
A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France
Hardcover ISBN: 0804140030
Documents the story of American doctor Sumner Jackson in Nazi-occupied Paris and his life-risking espionage contributions to the French resistance during World War II.