The Resource Wilderness of Mirrors : Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents, (ebook)

Wilderness of Mirrors : Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents, (ebook)

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Wilderness of Mirrors : Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents
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Wilderness of Mirrors
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Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents
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eng
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At the dawn of the Cold War, the world's most important intelligence agencies-the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6-appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in their respective countries. But when Kim Philby, head of MI6's Russian division and arguably the twenty-first century's greatest spy, was revealed to be a Russian mole along with British government heavyweights Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, everything in the Western intelligence world turned upside down. Here is the true story of how the American James Bond-the colorful, foulmouthed, pistol-packing, alcoholic ex-FBI agent William "King" Harvey-put the finger on Philby; how James Jesus Angleton, the chain-smoking poet of Yale University and the CIA's supposed "master spy" in charge of counterintelligence, began his descent into a paranoid wilderness of mirrors upon learning of family friend Kim Philby's ultimate betrayal; and the devastating consequences of the loss of MI6 prestige and the CIA's subsequent self-defeating witch hunts. Every revelation, every stranger-than-fiction twist and turn is all the more intriguing as truths become lies and unlikely scenarios are revealed as reality. With impeccable sourcing and the use of thousands of pages of declassified research, David C. Martin's Wilderness of Mirrors is widely recognized as a masterpiece of intelligence literature
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Midwest
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Martin, David C
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327.120973
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • Intelligence service
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  • United States
  • Soviet Union
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Wilderness of Mirrors : Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents, (ebook)
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9781510722194
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MWT12354070
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Wilderness of Mirrors : Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510722194
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12354070
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12354070
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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