The Anatomy of a Spy : A History of Espionage and Betrayal Paperback / softback
IN this compelling investigation, author Michael Smith explores the critical moment in a spy's life: that split-second decision 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 centres on a number of different spies, following the path they took that led, finally, to the point of no return.
Were they propelled by personal convictions?Blackmailed and left without a choice?
Too desperate for money to think about the consequences?
Through in-depth insider knowledge, Michael Smith also uncovers new and unknown cases, including a spy inside ISIS, President Trump's links with Russia and Edward Snowden's role as a whistle-blower, to offer compelling psychological portraits 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages, 20 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/11/2019
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780750992572
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