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Spying for America : the hidden history of U.S. intelligence / Nathan Miller.

By: Miller, Nathan, 1927-2004.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Paragon House, 1989Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 482 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1557781869; 9781557781864.Subject(s): Military intelligence -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Spying for America.DDC classification: 327.1/273 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
1. The spy as amateur: George Washington, spymaster. Spies who went out into the cold. "Surrounded by spies". A more perfect Union. Nobody here but us patriots. Amateurs at war. War by other means. "On special service" -- 2. The spy as professional: The beginnings of professionalism. Prophet without honor. Twilight of intelligence. Enemies within ... and without. The road from Pearl Harbor. The unsecret service -- 3. The spy as bureaucrat: Onward Cold War soldiers. The struggle for the world. To bear any burden. All honorable men. An age of uncertainty. Once more into the breach.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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UB251.U5 M56 1989 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000971200

Bibliography: p. 459-470.

Includes index.

1. The spy as amateur: George Washington, spymaster. Spies who went out into the cold. "Surrounded by spies". A more perfect Union. Nobody here but us patriots. Amateurs at war. War by other means. "On special service" -- 2. The spy as professional: The beginnings of professionalism. Prophet without honor. Twilight of intelligence. Enemies within ... and without. The road from Pearl Harbor. The unsecret service -- 3. The spy as bureaucrat: Onward Cold War soldiers. The struggle for the world. To bear any burden. All honorable men. An age of uncertainty. Once more into the breach.

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A very readable and comprehensive overview of the use of intelligence since the American Revolution, written by a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun . Beginning with the well-known tale of John Honeyman and ending with Oliver North, the narrative is straightforward, and the coverage is comprehensive and well focused. While no new ground is broken, it provides an excellent starting point for the neophyte and is sufficiently annotated to provide access to more detailed studies. The first half of the book treats the use of intelligence to support military operations. The second half looks at intelligence in the postwar period with the major emphasis on covert operations. An excellent history.-- George W. Price, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington , D.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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