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The Resource The secret world : behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War, Hugh Trevor-Roper ; edited by Edward Harrison ; foreword by Sir Michael Howard

The secret world : behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War, Hugh Trevor-Roper ; edited by Edward Harrison ; foreword by Sir Michael Howard

Label
The secret world : behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War
Title
The secret world
Title remainder
behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Trevor-Roper ; edited by Edward Harrison ; foreword by Sir Michael Howard
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of supplementary textual content
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hugh Trevor-Roper's experiences working for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during the war had a profound impact on him and he later observed the world of intelligence with particular sharpness. To him, the subject of wartime espionage was as worthy of profound investigation and reflection as events from the more distant past. Expressing his observations through some of his most ironic and entertaining prose, Trevor-Roper wrote with a freedom he could not express publicly due to the Official Secrets Act. Based on previously unpublished material - including an extraordinary and previously-unseen correspondence with the exiled spy Kim Philby - this book is a sharp, revealing and personal first-hand account of the intelligence world in World War II and its aftermath
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2003
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Trevor-Roper, H. R.
Dewey number
327.1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JN329.I6
LC item number
T74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1922-2019
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrison, E. D. R.
  • Howard, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • Secret service
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold War
  • Intelligence service
  • Military intelligence
  • Secret service
  • Great Britain
Label
The secret world : behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War, Hugh Trevor-Roper ; edited by Edward Harrison ; foreword by Sir Michael Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [280]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Sideways into SIS -- Admiral Canaris -- The Philby Affair -- Deception -- Ultra -- Percy Sillitoe and Dick White -- Anthony Blunt -- Michael Straight -- Peter Wright -- Otto John and Reinhard Gehlen
Control code
900171458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780762081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900171458
Label
The secret world : behind the curtain of British intelligence in World War II and the Cold War, Hugh Trevor-Roper ; edited by Edward Harrison ; foreword by Sir Michael Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [280]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Sideways into SIS -- Admiral Canaris -- The Philby Affair -- Deception -- Ultra -- Percy Sillitoe and Dick White -- Anthony Blunt -- Michael Straight -- Peter Wright -- Otto John and Reinhard Gehlen
Control code
900171458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780762081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900171458

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