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John Hughes-Wilson is a recently retired Colonel in British military intelligence. He reveals how intelligence is the hidden hand behind major events, from stunning military victories to disasters like Pearl Harbor and 9/11. It soon emerges that the Cold War spying game, as depicted by John Le Carre, has been going on for centuries. Almost every devious trick used by the KGB or the CIA would have been familiar to Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth I's intelligence chief. He trapped Mary Queen of Scots in a conspiracy that led to her execution: a brilliant operation that involved breaking Spanish codes, torturing their spies and turning many into double-agents. His methods, and his conviction that 'the ends justify the means, ' have been shared by successful intelligence chiefs from Roman times to the present day. He argues that Military Intelligence - not prostitution - is the world's oldest profession, but the two often overlap. From the prostitute in Jericho who did Joshua's spies to the infamous KGB 'honey traps' that ensnared CIA agents, politicians and businessmen, ladies of the night appear with salacious frequency in the story.
Title: The Puppet Masters: Spies, traitors and the real forces behind world events
Edition: First UK edition-first impression
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2004
ISBN Number: 0297846159
ISBN Number 13: 9780297846154
Book Condition: Near fine
Jacket Condition: Near fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 10916
Description: Near fine condition. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004. First UK edition-first impression. Black hardback (silver lettering to the spine, a couple of small dents on the edges of the cover) with Dj(two small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Illustrated with b/w maps, drawings.Nice and clean pages with a small nick and ink mark on the outer edges, a couple of small creases and nick on the edges of the pages. 479pp including List of illustrations, appendices A and B, index.Price un-clipped. Heavy book.