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The Anatomy of a Spy : A History of Espionage and Betrayal, Paperback / softback Book

The Anatomy of a Spy : A History of Espionage and Betrayal Paperback / softback

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9780750992572

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