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Title The anatomy of a spy : a history of espionage and betrayal / Michael Smith.
Author Smith, Michael, 1952 May 1- author.
Publication New York : Arcade Publishing, 2020.
Edition First North American edition.
Description pages cm
Call # 327.1201 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones-both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré-the story of why spies spy. Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence services ensure that the agents they recruit do their bidding and don't betray them? What makes the perfect spy? Drawing on interviews with active and former British, American, Russian, European, and Asian intelligence officers and agents, Michael Smith creates a layered portrait of why spies spy, what motivates them, and what makes them effective. Love, sex, money, patriotism, risk, adventure, revenge, compulsion, doing the right thing- focusing on the motivations, The Anatomy of a Spy presents a wealth of spy stories, some previously unknown and some famous, from the very human angle of the agents themselves. The accounts of actual spying extend from ancient history to the present, and from running agents inside the Islamic State and al-Qaeda to the recent Russian active measures campaigns and operations to influence votes in the UK, European Union, and United States, penetrating as far as Trump Tower if not the White House"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Intelligence service -- Psychological aspects.
Intelligence officers -- Psychology.
Spies -- Psychology.
Espionage -- History.
Related To Online version: Smith, Michael, The anatomy of a spy First North American edition. New York : Arcade Publishing, 2020. 9781950691173 (DLC) 2019034868
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