The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

October 2, 2019 - Comment

Very Good, ALLEN LANE, LONDON. 2018 A very good, near fine copy in grey boards with a good dust jacket. DJ in a clear protective wrapper. *********THICK HEAVY VOLUME, EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK*************

Very Good, ALLEN LANE, LONDON. 2018 A very good, near fine copy in grey boards with a good dust jacket. DJ in a clear protective wrapper. *********THICK HEAVY VOLUME, EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK*************

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Anonymous says:

Very good – and yet This is excellent book about the history of intelligence. It is a pleasure to read. Nevertheless, there are some greeting issues: the author is very fond of phrases like “this is the first“ or “only” time such and such has happened. When this is repeated time and again in every chapter, it becomes a little boring.Second, the author relies heavily on European history and that of the United States. Surely, intelligence has a history outside Europe, for instance Japan and China…

Anonymous says:

A scholarly opus Obviously the work of an expert in the field. The research and bibliography is outstanding.It covers the gamut from Jesus to Putin.However, I found it written in a style reminiscent of my school history books. I had almost forgotten the art of the paragraph length sentence until I met up with this tome. It is a bit like a German sentence; a huge build up precedes the object by so much that the impact is diminished.Whilst I appreciate the need for annotation (especially in a…

Anonymous says:

Very scholarly coverage of intelligence and how it has influenced the world The introduction is really random and the conclusion doesn’t conclude anything, but give this book a chance; the middle is great.The author sets out to both create a broad a history of intelligence and link how intelligence and it’s understanding has influenced political decisions. Whether it was a cipher decrypt in the Victorian era, the Grand Fleet knowing the positions of the High Fleet in World War 1 or the US knowing what % price reduction a partner country would go to on an…

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