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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece
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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. Classical Spies is the first insiders’ account of the operations of the American intelligence service in World War II Greece. Initiated by archaeologists in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, the network drew on scholars’ personal contacts and knowledge of languages and terrain. While modern readers might think Indiana Jones is just a fantasy character, Classical Spies discloses events where even Indy would feel at home: burying Athenian dig records in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to establish spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.Susan Heuck Allen reveals remarkable details about a remarkable group of individuals. Often mistaken for mild-mannered professors and scholars, such archaeologists as University of Pennsylvania’s Rodney Young, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as effective spies in an intriguing game of cat and mouse with their Nazi counterparts. Relying on interviews with individuals sharing their stories for the first time, previously unpublished secret documents, private diaries and letters, and personal photographs, Classical Spies offers an exciting and personal perspective on the history of World War II. 420p.bibliography.index. Author inscription, else fine. Signed by Author. 1st Pbk Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece
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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. Classical Spies is the first insiders’ account of the operations of the American intelligence service in World War II Greece. Initiated by archaeologists in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, the network drew on scholars’ personal contacts and knowledge of languages and terrain. While modern readers might think Indiana Jones is just a fantasy character, Classical Spies discloses events where even Indy would feel at home: burying Athenian dig records in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to establish spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.Susan Heuck Allen reveals remarkable details about a remarkable group of individuals. Often mistaken for mild-mannered professors and scholars, such archaeologists as University of Pennsylvania’s Rodney Young, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as effective spies in an intriguing game of cat and mouse with their Nazi counterparts. Relying on interviews with individuals sharing their stories for the first time, previously unpublished secret documents, private diaries and letters, and personal photographs, Classical Spies offers an exciting and personal perspective on the history of World War II. 420p.bibliography.index.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$25.00

Windmills of the Gods

By Sheldon,Sidney

New York: Warner Books, 1987. Pbk. Good.

$2.50

Mole-Hunt : The Full Story of the Soviet Spy in MI5

By West, Nigel

London: Coronet/ Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. The concept of the deep-cover agent with seemingly impeccable credentials was, according to West, almost unknown in England until the Burgess-MacLean-Philby defections rocked the British establishment, virtually paralyzing its counterintelligence apparatus, and leading to internal-security investigations of previously unthinkable suspects. In this densely packed, clarifying study, the author traces the course of the great "molehunt" that lasted several years and reached its apparent climax in the highly publicized suspicion that Sir Roger Hollis, director of the British Security Service from 1956 to '65, was a Soviet agent. He agrees with the prevailing view that, of Hollis and his deputy, Graham Mitchell, "one was certainly a traitor." In his detailed review of the evidence, West ( The Sigint Secrets ) all but proves that Hollis, though perhaps incompetent, was innocent of treason. Although less surehanded in his exploration of the evidence against Mitchell, he nevertheless exposes the remarkable series of setbacks that occurred under Mitchell's tenure as a deputy-director of M15 and his attempts to gloss over them.. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk.. Very Good.

$5.00

A Small Town in Germany
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A Small Town in Germany

By Le Carre, John (Pseud. David John Moore Cornwell ]

London: Heinemann, 1968. "Only the Foreign Office", a junior diplomat remarks, "could have sent a bull to catch a matador." The bull is Alan Turner, a rough-necked, rough-mouthed, lovable misfit from Foreign Office Security; the matador is Leo Harting, a middle-aged Second Secretary from the British Embassy in Bonn, "a sprite, weightless as the dark, slipping through the shadows as if they were a net". This is the man who, after twenty years of apparently loyal service to the Crown, has vanished, taking with him official files hot enough to frustrate or indeed compromise the entire British position at the negotiating table at Brussels, where a faltering British Government is making a desperate last attempt to save the national economy and get into the Common Market. In this atmosphere of approaching crisis, Alan Turner, therefore, is despatched from London to find Harting. "Which do they want?" he asks, "The man or the files?" Gradually it becomes clear that one is not enough without the other." Previous owner's book plate of ffep, else fine . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$90.00

The Silver Mistress (Modesty Blaise 7)
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The Silver Mistress (Modesty Blaise 7)

By O'Donnell, Peter

London: Pan, 1975. "This seventh novel in the Modesty Blaise series will not fail to please any of Modesty's innumerable fans. Modesty and her partner, Willie Garvin, are hot on the trail of a captured British Intelligence agent, but when they confront the agent's bizarre captors-a criminal tycoon, a genteel lady assassin, two inscrutable Chinese killers, and the invincibe Mr. Sexton, the world's premier combatant-even Modesty begins to doubt that she can succeed in this operation. Her task is further complicated when Willie's girlfriend and a young pilot also are taken hostage. Their situation seems hopeless until the Silver Mistress appears, bringing this thrilling saga to an astonishing climax.";Text clean and crisp. spinw wrinkle and crease on rear cover, else near fine . First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$12.50

Dead Man's Handle [Modesty Blaise ]
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Dead Man's Handle [Modesty Blaise ]

By O'Donnell, Peter

London: Pan, 1986. "In the Hostel of Righteousness on the Greek Island of Kalivari, Dr. Thaddeus Pilgrim, once a devout man of god but now devoted to less heavenly pursuits like murder, terrorism and simple acts of sadism, plans his most ambitious project- the Hallelujah Scenario...". First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$15.00

Enigma
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Enigma

By Harris, Robert

New York: Random House, 1995. "There were two great, top secret Allied endeavors during World War II: the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb in New Mexico, and the program at Bletchley Park, a rural town in Britain, where the finest mathematicians and cryptographers attempted to break the Nazis' unbreakable Enigma code. Winning the war depended on the success of both projects. In Enigma, Robert Harris transports us to March 1943 and the desperate race against time at Bletchley Park. Tom Jericho has been called back, while recuperating from a nervous breakdown, to try to crack the Nazi's unbreakable Enigma code. If he solves the puzzle, thousands of Allied troops will live. If not, Jericho and his peers face the responsibility for a massacre. ". 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$10.00

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By Le Carre, John (Pseud. David John Moore Cornwell.)

London: Gollancz., 1963. Fine copy of UK first edition but noted as "Second impression before publication" Clean tight, bound in blue cloth, no fading (dj sharp and clean except for 2 small tears (less than 1 " some tiny chips and a single word written on the back of the dj). 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$350.00

The Spy Web : a Study of Communist Espionage

By Noel-Baker, Francis

London: Batchworth Press , 1954. Discusses espionage in the immediate post-war period, including the defection of Igor Gouzenko in Canada and also the story of the "Vavoudes Group"and Nicholas Belogiannes in Greece (pp113-154) as well as espionage in Sweden . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$30.00

The Looking-Glass War

By Le Carre, John (Pseud. David John Moore Cornwell.)

London: Heinemann, 1965. 'Snow covered the airfield. It had come from the north, in the mist, driven by the night wind, smelling of the sea. There it would say all Winter, threadbare on the grey earth, an icy, sharp dust; not thawing and freezing, but static like a year without seasons. The changing mist, like the smoke of war, would hang over it, swallow up now a hangar, now the radar hut, now the machines; release them piece by piece, drained of colour, black carrion on a white desert . . 'Clean crisp, looks almost unread copy of UK first edition but lacking the dj . 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$75.00

Agent in Place

By MacInnes,Helen

New York: Fawcett/Crest, 1976. Pbk Condition : Good. Reprint. Pbk. Good.

$6.00

Journey Into Fear

By Ambler,Eric

New York: Dell, 1964. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.50

Top Secret Ultra : The Full Story of Ultra and its Impact on World War II

By Calvocoressi, Peter

London: Sphere, 1981. The deciphering of German codes at Bletchley Park during WW II.. Reprint. Pbk.. Near Fine.

$7.00

Top Secret Ultra : The Full Story of Ultra and its Impact on World War II

By Calvocoressi, Peter

London: Sphere, 1981. The deciphering of German codes at Bletchley Park during WW II.. Reprint. Pbk.. Near Fine.

$7.00

Sunflower

By Sharp, Marilyn

London: Pan, 1979. "Sunflower, code name for the most dangerous operation ever attempted by the CIA: the kidnapping of four-year-old Anne Easton - the President's daughter.". Pbk. Very Good.

$4.00

The Woman with the Portuguese Basket

By Wuorio, Eva Lis

London: Dennis Dobson, 1961. Naive art teacher from Toronto, on a trip to Europe innocently gets herself involved with espionage and danger.(Usual marks, tape and pocket shadows). 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Good/Good,price-clipped. Ex-Library.

$10.00

Midsummer Lokki

By Wuorio, Eva Lis

London: Dennis Dobson, 1961. A Canadian journalist with a Finnish mother finds drama and danger on his first visit to Finland.. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Ex-Library.

$20.00

Z for Zaborra

By Wuorio, Eva Lis

New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1965. Death and danger in post-war Poland for an espionage agent brought out of retirement to find neo-nazis.. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good,price-clipped.

$21.00

Z for Zaborra

By Wuorio, Eva Lis

New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1965. Death and danger in post-war Poland for an espionage agent brought out of retirement to find neo-nazis.(Usual marks, dj faded on spine, repaired* . 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good,price-clipped. Ex-Library.

$10.00

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