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)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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