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MI6 Fifty Years of Special Operations

by Dorril, Stephen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


UK: Fourth Estate, 2000. 1.5kgs & 907 Smiley-crisp pp. MI6 is crammed with information for the security service buff and the lay-person alike, and is by turn extraordinary, darkly comical and alarming, but never less than a remarkable insight into a service that operates in our name. To the person in the street, the British secret service conjures up images of the shaken, but never stirred suavity of James Bond. The reality of life inside MI6--the Security Service responsible for British operations outside of the United Kingdom--is a more dark narrative of intrigue and ineptitude, alleges Stephen Dorril, author of this comprehensive and weighty tome. Don't plan to put this on your light reading list, for MI6 is a huge and dense book: 800 pages of text, plus a list of acronyms that runs to six pages and over 60 pages of notes. Dorril begins by observing that "Researching secret agencies--and there are a few more secret than MI6--is obviously a difficult task"; in the light of this he's done an admirable job. Faults? 1.5cm split in cover at spine top & alas, no dj so lower $.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 24 Cm.
  • Bookseller: Little Lane Books AU (AU)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 011410
  • Title: MI6 Fifty Years of Special Operations
  • Author: Dorril, Stephen
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate
  • Place: UK
  • Date published: 2000
  • Keywords: Dorril MI6 Spies War Espionage
  • Bookseller catalogs: CRIME, DETECTIVES, SPIES, THRILLERS; POLITICS/GOVERNMENT/LAW;
  • Size: 24 Cm

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