Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
SPYCATCHER
stock photo

SPYCATCHER

By Peter Wright

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) No d/w. Good in black boards. Text clean and bright.The bizarre world of the British Security Service. Peter Wright's account of how he and his MI5 colleagues bugged and burgled their way through their careers, tried to destabilize Harold Wilson, were driven by bitter passions and prejudices and fought over whether there really was a mole at the heart of the Service. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Viking) (ISBN: 0670820555) (Pagination: 392pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

BATTLE OF WITS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF CODEBREAKING IN WORLD WAR II

By Stephen Budiansky

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Signs of use. In 1939 cryptoanalysis was in its infancy, yet he codebreakers accomplished extraordinary feats of mathematical wizardry turning the tide of many critical battles, from the fight against the Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic, to the climactic showdown against Yamamoto's aircraft carriers at Midway, and the success of the D-Day invasion. Drawing on thousands of files, the author explains how the most impenetrable of Axis codes were broken, including the German ENIGMA and Japanese "Purple" machines, and traces the origins of the top-secret project, codenamed VENONA, that broke the Soviet spy codes. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 9780140281057) (Pagination: 436pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$6.37

CIA: THE FASCINATING TRUTH ABOUT THE 'HONORABLE' COMPANY

By Brian Freemantle

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In the mid 1970's following the first public examination of the CIA, the American public was shocked to hear of the extremes to which the agency had gone to fulfil its 'obligations'. An account of the workings of an organisation that writes its own rules. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: Futura Publishers) (ISBN: 0708825265) (Pagination: 208pp) (Condition: very good in card covers, pages browning) UL-XXXXXX

$7.96

UK EYES ALPHA: THE INSIDE STORY OF BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

By Mark Urban

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Based upon interviews with key members of British Intelligence, this book reveals battles over whether Gorbachev could be trusted and mistaken estimates of Russian military strength. Also covered is the story of the operations against the IRA, and the relationship with America. (Published: 1996) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (ISBN: 0571176895) (Pagination: 326pp) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

HOODWINKING HITLER:THE NORMANDY DECEPTION
stock photo

HOODWINKING HITLER:THE NORMANDY DECEPTION

By William B. Breuer

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An action-packed account of how intricate Allied deception plans totally misled Hitler and German Military Intelligence as to the location and date of the Invasion of Normandy. The chicanery included electronic spoofing, the activity of double agents, diplomatic deceit, camouflage, strategic feints, phony military installations, sabotage, propoganda and fake codes. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Praeger Publishers) (ISBN: 0275944387) (Pagination: xii + 263pp, 32 illustrations, maps) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$47.75

FIGHTING DIRTY
stock photo

FIGHTING DIRTY

By Peter Harclerode

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The inside story of covert operations from Ho Chi Minh to Osama Bin Laden. From Allied operations in Eastern Europe after WWII, to the Afghan war and its legacy, "Fighting Dirty" investigates secret armies. The Afghan Mujahidin were funded by the West to resist Soviet occupation - not the first time western governments have resorted to secret armies. French undercover units in the Algerian war tried to assassinate their own President, whilst others achieved great success such as covert operations in Malaya and Oman, and Britain's secret war in Borneo against Indonesia. This is the story of those MI6, SAS and CIA covert operations. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Cassell) (ISBN: 0304353825) (Pagination: 625pp, 62 b/w photos, maps, index) (Condition: Small tear on d/w at back top edge. Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

THE SECRET HISTORY OF PWE: THE POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE 1939-1945
stock photo

THE SECRET HISTORY OF PWE: THE POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE 1939-1945

By David Garnett

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Of all Britain's secret intelligence organisations, the least known is the Political Warfare Executive, developed to conduct psychological warfare against the Nazis. The author tells of how such resourceful intellects as Richard Crossman, Sefton Delmer, Leonard Ingrams and Valentine Williams waged a covert campaign against the enemy, using such unorthodox, ingenious methods as black propaganda and 'false flag' radio broadcasts. It also reveals the internal conflicts with the BBC, Special Operations Executive and the Secret Intelligence Service. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: St. Ermin's Press) (ISBN: 1903608082) (Pagination: 496pp illustrations) (Condition: Pages browning. Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$28.65

CHURCHILL'S WIZARDS: THE BRITISH GENIUS FOR DECEPTION 1914-1945

By Nicholas Rankin

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The story of how the British really won two world wars - British geniuses broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages, captured German spies in Britain were used to send back false information to their controllers, and forged documents misled German Intelligence. To create a vital illusion of strength bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with balsa wood planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks were built. This spectacular misdirection was essential to the success of D-Day in 1944. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (ISBN: 9780571221950) (Pagination: 466pp illustrations) (Condition: Fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.92

A HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICE

By Richard Deacon

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Revised and updated edition. A detailed history of the Russian Secret service from the earliest times up to the early 1970s. From Ivan the Terrible's Oprichniki to the establishment of the Third Section by Nicholas I. Includes information on the formation of the Ochrana in the latter days of Czardom, to the Cheka of Felix Dzerzhinksy, and on to the KGB. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Grafton (Paperbacks)) (ISBN: 0586072071) (Pagination: 416pp illustrations) (Condition: Page edges browning. Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$4.78

SEIZING THE ENIGMA
stock photo

SEIZING THE ENIGMA

By David Kahn

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The battle of wits by the team at Bletchley Park, led by Alan Turing, to break the continually changing German U-boat codes. Includes the capture of the U-110 with an intact Enigma machine and documents, the seizure of the weather ship Lauenburg with its code settings for an entire month and the heroic salvaging by two soldiers of a German weather cipher in the Mediterranean. (Published: 1992) (Publisher: Souvenir Press) (ISBN: 0285630660) (Pagination: 336pp, 5 maps, 39 ills, appendix, notes, bibliography, index) (Condition: Good in rubbed d/w. Foxing on top edge.) UL-XXXXXX

$15.92

SECRET SERVICE: BRITISH AGENTS IN FRANCE 1792-1815
stock photo

SECRET SERVICE: BRITISH AGENTS IN FRANCE 1792-1815

By Elizabeth Sparrow

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Espionage is taken for granted today as the unavoidable veiled activity of modern statecraft. But how and why did it all begin? This 'secret history' starts in the period immediately following the French Revolution. It was a turbulent time, both on the continent and in Britain as the established order came under the threat of social upheaval. To this point can be traced the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and the origins of the British Secret Service. Pitt's administration, advised by Louis XVI's ex-ministers, reacted to the threat of revolution in Britain by instituting surveillance to counteract the threat of sedition. A foreign secret service followed, its purpose to infiltrate the French Revolutionary government's actions. At the same time, British agents in Paris helped potential victims to escape. Espionage activity intensified in the ensuing decades, achieving formal status with Napoleon's military domination of Europe. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: The Boydell Press) (ISBN: 9780851157641) (Pagination: 459pp, 19 b/w illustrations) (Condition: fine in slightly chipped d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$509.35

BEHIND THE BATTLE: INTELLIGENCE IN THE WAR WITH GERMANY 1939-1945

By Ralph Bennett

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) A study on the role that Intelligence played in the the struggle with Germany and the development of Intelligence staffs of the Armed Services. By 1941 such improvements had been made that Ultra was used to target Axis supply routes in the Mediterranean. The only senior commander who refused to give the credit to the role of intelligence was Marshal of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris, AOC-in-C Bomber Command. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Sinclair-Stephenson) (ISBN: 1856193624) (Pagination: 224pp, illustrations) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

TOWER OF SECRETS
stock photo

TOWER OF SECRETS

By Victor Sheymov

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The author was in one of the most sensitive positions in the KGB, responsible for coordination of all security aspects of Russian cipher communications with its outposts abroad. When he was exfiltrated with his wife and daughter by the CIA in 1980 the coup convinced the KGB he was dead. He worked for the National Security Agency for a number of years and is a recipient of several prestigious awards in intelligence and security. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Naval Institute Press) (ISBN: 1557507643) (Pagination: 416pp, 7 photos) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

EVERY SPY A PRINCE
stock photo

EVERY SPY A PRINCE

By Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Good in creased card cover.A complete history of the Israeli Intelligence community. The first comprehensive and balanced account of the most controversial and well-known espionage organization in the world, taking readers through the complex web of politics and personal ambition that led to such disasters as the brutal violence on the West Bank. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Houghton Mifflin) (ISBN: 0395581206) (Pagination: 473pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

ACTION THIS DAY
stock photo

ACTION THIS DAY

By (Editor) Michael Smith and (Editor) Ralph Erskine

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Good in creased card covers. Pen marks on first two pages. In 1941 Britain stood alone against the unstoppable Nazi war machine. British and Polish codebreakers at Bletchley Park had broken the German Enigma cipher, but their staff and resources were small. In October 1941, leading codebreakers, including the outstanding Alan Turing, wrote to Winston Churchill asking for help. He ordered that they be given all they needed, adding the instruction: 'Action This Day'. It was to be a key turning point in the war. Their brilliant work is believed to have shortened it by up to two years. The authors, leading authorities on the work of Bletchley Park, have assembled a number of key writers to explain its importance in the history of codebreaking and the birth of today's computer age. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Bantam Books) (ISBN: 0593049829) (Pagination: xv + 543pp. Plates, illustrations, bibliography, index.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

ROMMEL'S INTELLIGENCE IN THE DESERT CAMPAIGN 1941-1943

By Hans-Otto Behrendt

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Gift dedication to previous owner on endpaper. The author was German Army Intelligence Officer in the German Afrika Korps. Based on his own experiences and on careful research, he reveals how effective German Military Intelligence was in confronting the 8th Army (Published: 1985) (Publisher: William Kimber) (Pagination: 256pp, 39 photos, 8 maps) (Condition: Good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$31.83

THE DOUBLE-CROSS SYSTEM IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945

By Sir J. C. Masterman

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) How the British Counter-Espionage operations controlled and ran the German espionage system in the UK in the Second World War. The author originally wrote this account in 1945. He was senior member of the British organisation that ran the operation of finding, turning and then running almost every Nazi agent to penetrate the British Isles. On a daily or weekly basis, the committee had to decide what information to leak to the enemy should they seek to mislead, or divulge truthful intelligence in order to build the enemy's confidence. (Published: 1972) (Publisher: History Book Club) (Pagination: xx + 203pp, ) (Condition: Good in d/w with mark on page edges) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

BRITISH INTELLIGENCE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VOLUME 3 PART 1

By Sir F H Hinsley

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Gift dedication to previous owner on endpapers. No d/w. Slight dent at top of spine. Mid 1943 to Summer 1944. The Mediterranean - the Italian surrender. The war at sea and U-Boat warfare, the V-Weapons. Appendices on Intelligence Organisation, Intelligence on new U-boats, Intelligence and the attacks on the Tirpitz, Ultra and the Scharnhorst sinking, E-boat operations in the Channel, German Flak Defences. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: HMSO) (ISBN: 0116309350) (Pagination: xvi + 693pp, maps) (Condition: Good.) UL-XXXXXX

$95.50

BATTLE OF WITS
stock photo

BATTLE OF WITS

By Stephen Budiansky

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In 1939 cryptoanalysis was in its infancy, yet he codebreakers accomplished extraordinary feats of mathematical wizardry turning the tide of many critical battles, from the fight against the Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic, to the climactic showdown against Yamamoto's aircraft carriers at Midway, and the success of the D-Day invasion. Drawing on thousands of files, the author explains how the most impenetrable of Axis codes were broken, including the German ENIGMA and Japanese "Purple" machines, and traces the origins of the top-secret project, codenamed VENONA, that broke the Soviet spy codes. (Published: 2000) (Publisher: Free Press) (ISBN: 0684859327) (Pagination: 436pp illustrations) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$14.33

MI9: ESCAPE AND EVASION 1939-1945

By M R D Foot and J M Langley

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Many famous escapes from Nazi occupied Europe were made possible by the British MI9 and it's US counterpart, MIS-X. This is the story of how these secret organisations aided the escape and evasion of downed allied aircrew, soldiers, civilians and agents in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Far East during WWII. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Book Club Associates) (Pagination: xii + 349pp, illustrations, map, sources, index) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

Next >