Ultimate Spy

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Oct 1, 2009 - Political Science - 224 pages
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New edition of this insider's guide to the secret world of espionage expanded to include new spy case studies and gadgets

Deliberately secretive and shadowy, the world of the spy is one that only a privileged few can understand. Enter that world, as Keith Melton, an adviser to the US intelligence agencies, brings to light the secrets of espionage.

Explore the history of great spy operations and get up-to-date on the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying: from laser listening devices to microdot cameras find everything the modern spy could need.

Learn the true history of spying, meet colourful characters and share tales of intrigue and daring exploits. Plus, discover how to be a spy, how they are chosen, what training they receive and tricks of the trade.

Whether you are a James Bond fan, or want a glimpse into the world behind today's headlines, discover the clandestine activities that oil the wheels of international relations.

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About the author (2009)

H. Keith Melton is a renowned military historian and is recognised internationally as an authority on espionage paraphernalia. He has written three highly respected books: 'CIA Special Weapons and Equipment', 'OSS Special Weapons and equipment' and 'Clandestine Warfare'. Keith Melton is a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Historical Intelligence Museum in the United States and also serves as an adviser to US intelligence agencies on historical espionage equipment

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