Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History

Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History


10 thoughts on “Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    This book consists of short biographies of major American and European spies of the twentieth century and served mostly as a refresher.


  2. David David says:

    Interesting book, although I m not sure all his facts are rightHe said Canaris had info about heydrich being 1 4 jew, but later says his dossiers on Heydrich were never found, so where did the info come from.He gives credit for the chinese building the a bomb to a chinese,but the story I ve read elsewhere is that the first thing Klaus Fuchs did aftergetting out of prison, was to go to the chinese embassy in east Germanyand give them the plans More likely I think, given that Fuchs was the one wh Interesting book, although I m not sure all his facts are rightHe said Canaris had info about heydrich being 1 4 jew, but later says his dossiers on Heydrich were never found, so where did the info come from.He gives credit for the chinese building the a bomb to a chinese,but the story I ve read elsewhere is that the first thing Klaus Fuchs did aftergetting out of prison, was to go to the chinese embassy in east Germanyand give them the plans More likely I think, given that Fuchs was the one who gave that to the russians.Most of the stories were too short


  3. Dorothy Clark Dorothy Clark says:

    Well written stories of spies east and west, primarily through the two world wars The subjects range from the well known such as Kim Philby and Reinhard Heydrich to names you ve never heard and complete amateurs like Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, and W Somerset Maugham.


  4. Steven Steven says:

    This is one of my top favorite espionage non fiction books Anthony Blunt s decision to assist the KGB is particularly interesting The author notes that no official case could be brought against him , but does not explain the why of it I can explain it here It s because by law to be considered an active agent you have to be an employee Anthony Blunt was officially resigned Therefore, he has the constitutional protection of a citizen and not that of an employee Citizens have muchThis is one of my top favorite espionage non fiction books Anthony Blunt s decision to assist the KGB is particularly interesting The author notes that no official case could be brought against him , but does not explain the why of it I can explain it here It s because by law to be considered an active agent you have to be an employee Anthony Blunt was officially resigned Therefore, he has the constitutional protection of a citizen and not that of an employee Citizens have muchextensive rights than employees, because employees are held to oaths and waivers, and that they can be summoned at any time to be brought upon an inquiry of charges As a citizen this cannot be done so easily The law and defense was on his side


  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    Includes biographies of major spies from many different countries I enjoyed this book because it showed how smart some of these spies were, and were able to stay under the radar for so long, and then strike so fast The book categorizes spies like Moles , or Cryptographers and gives a lengthy biography on each spy It is amazing that the reporter that wrote this book was able to gather all the information on people that strove to be invisible A fascinating read about the world of espionag Includes biographies of major spies from many different countries I enjoyed this book because it showed how smart some of these spies were, and were able to stay under the radar for so long, and then strike so fast The book categorizes spies like Moles , or Cryptographers and gives a lengthy biography on each spy It is amazing that the reporter that wrote this book was able to gather all the information on people that strove to be invisible A fascinating read about the world of espionage


  6. Mik Sabiers Mik Sabiers says:

    Pretty good combination of short tales about different spies, from the great to the not so good actualy downright evil , would have been nice if networks were illustarted a bitwidely, but worth getting if you want a quick guide to some of the movers and shakers of the espionage industry in the 20th century.


  7. Sallyavena Sallyavena says:

    I ve always loved books about spies Not quite sure why, but I find it fascinating This one was a quick read, broken up into different catagories of types of spies and their realavance to history I learned some interesting things about spies and their places in history.


  8. Maxo Marc Maxo Marc says:

    A group of people who put it all on the line.


  9. Miriam Miriam says:

    Short stories.


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  • Paperback
  • 299 pages
  • Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History
  • Ernest Volkman
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0471193615

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