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COUNTERFEIT SPIES
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COUNTERFEIT SPIES

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Since the end of the Second World War many books have been published about the exploits of spies, many based on nothing more substantive than a fertile imagination and some very dubious historical records. Several of these have, however, gained wide circulation, and a few have even been endorsed by respectable historians. Nigel West examines nearly two dozen books, some written by hitherto respected academics, which have been accepted as genuine contributions to Britain's secret history. In reality each was deliberately constructed to deceive the public. The book is inscribed (probably by the author) "To the Guvnor....23v98". (Published: 1998) (Publisher: St. Ermin's Press) (ISBN: 0316643785) (Pagination: 308pp, 12 b/w photos) (Condition: good in torn, repaired d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.39

MOLEHUNT: THE FULL STORY OF THE SOVIET SPY IN MI5

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) This copy has water damage to the photo pages. Nigel West's account of the plots, the molehunts and the cover-ups of the high-level penetration of MI5 by a Soviet mole. The blame first fell to Kim Philby, but it became apparent that it could not have been him. Then the finger was pointed at Sir Roger Hollis. Was he really a spy? What was Lord Rothschild's involvement? West was only able to tell the story after the deaths of two crucial witnesses. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297791508) (Pagination: 208pp, 16 photos, index) (Condition: fair in d/w. photograph pages water damaged) UL-XXXXXX

$6.20

TRUE MEN AND TRAITORS: FROM THE OSS TO THE CIA
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TRUE MEN AND TRAITORS: FROM THE OSS TO THE CIA

By David Doyle

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Born in the UK the author did not set foot in America until he was 21. He served in both the British and US armies before being recruited into the OSS to see action in France, Belgium and Germany during World War II. When the CIA was created in 1947 he joined what was to be the Clandestine service undertaking operations in post colonial Africa and the Far East. These memoirs not only recount his wartime services but also his unique experiences running CIA stations in Congo, Senegal and Burundi in the 1960s. U.S. edition published in the UK as 'Inside Espionage'. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Wiley & Sons Ltd.) (ISBN: 0471416088) (Pagination: 280pp, 11 b/w photos) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.39

INSIDE ESPIONAGE: A MEMOIR OF TRUE MEN AND TRAITORS
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INSIDE ESPIONAGE: A MEMOIR OF TRUE MEN AND TRAITORS

By David Doyle

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Born in the UK the author did not set foot in America until he was 21. He served in both the British and US armies before being recruited into the OSS to see action in France, Belgium and Germany during World War II. When the CIA was created in 1947 he joined what was to be the Clandestine service undertaking operations in post colonial Africa and the Far East. These memoirs not only recount his wartime services but also his unique experiences running CIA stations in Congo, Senegal and Burundi in the 1960s. (Published: 2000) (Publisher: St. Ermin's Press) (ISBN: 0953615146) (Pagination: 280pp, 11 b/w photos) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.39

THE FABER BOOK OF TREACHERY

By Editor Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Divided loyalties are at the heart of the human dilemma confronting those convicted or charged with treachery. Some traitors were ideological converts who simply wrote autobiographical accounts of their experiences, thereby exposing corruption and totalitarianism. Others deliberately set out to inflict maximum damage in order to destabilize an odious system or organization. Some so-called traitors include German patriots who fled the Nazis, or Soviet intelligence personnel who defected to the West. Did P.G. Wodehouse betray his country? Was the KGB defector Anatoli Golitsyn a geniune political dissident, or merely a shrewd opportunist? Why were the anti-Hitler plotters shunned in post-war Germany? (Published: 1995) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (ISBN: 0571173322) (Pagination: 439pp) (Condition: v/good in d/w - page edges slightly browning) UL-XXXXXX

$15.49

VENONA: THE GREATEST SECRET OF THE COLD WAR
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VENONA: THE GREATEST SECRET OF THE COLD WAR

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The hitherto untold story of the peacetime equivalent of ULTRA, an extraordinary cryptographic effort conducted in conditions of unprecedented secrecy over three decades which gave Western counter-intelligence experts a fascinating glimpse into how the KGB and GRU recruited and ran moles. The US National Security Agency and its counterpart, GCHQ, spent 37 years analysing cipher messages exchanged between Moscow, London and New York, before abandoning the project in 1977. In 1996 the White House authorised the release of the complete VENONA collection, which proves that the FBI and CIA had accumulated compelling evidence against the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Klaus Fuchs, Donald Maclean and other Soviet spies. Study of the VENONA material reveals that there are nearly 300 unidentified Soviet agents in Britain and America, plus a smaller number of people whose activities are described in compromising detail. The book is inscribed (believed to be by the auyor) 'To Nikka with nuch love and in admiration, "Mr Niggle"' (Published: 1999) (Publisher: Harper Collins) (ISBN: 0002570009) (Pagination: 384pp, 38 b/w images) (Condition: very good in d/w. page edges browning) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

TRIPLEX
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TRIPLEX

By Editor Nigel West and Editor Oleg Tsarev

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) This book reveals more clearly than ever before the precise nature and extent of the damage done to the much-vaunted British intelligence establishment during World War II by the notorious 'Cambridge Five' spy ring - Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and John Cairncross. The code word 'Triplex' refers to an exceptionally sensitive intelligence source, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, which appears nowhere in any of the British government's official histories. It was material extracted illicitly from the diplomatic pouches of neutral missions in wartime London. MI5, the British Security Service, entrusted the job of overseeing the highly secret assignment to Anthony Blunt, who was already working for the NKVD, Stalin's intelligence service. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Yale University Press) (ISBN: 9780300123470) (Pagination: 363pp) (Condition: mint in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$24.78

SECRET ASSIGNMENT: THE FBI's KGB GENERAL
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SECRET ASSIGNMENT: THE FBI's KGB GENERAL

By Edward P. Gazur

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) A career Special Agent of the FBI concentrating on East European counter-espionage investigations, Edward Gazur was selected for one of the most fascinating assignments of the Cold War: to befriend and debrief the highest ranking KGB defector of all time, General Alexander Orlov. Despite their difference in backgrounds, Orlov and Gazur became firm friends, and the old Bolshevik, who had been resettled in the USA entrusted many secrets to his FBI confidant. Gazur's remarkable experiences are so exceptional that he has been able to cast new light on many well-known cases and make some astonishing disclosures about Orlov. The story that emerges is an authentic insider's account of how the Cold War was waged against the KGB, and the strategy adopted by the FBI to extract more information from the one person whom Stalin feared. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: St. Ermin's Press) (ISBN: 0953615170) (Pagination: 606pp, 22 b/w photos) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$23.23

FALSE FLAG
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FALSE FLAG

By Zeev Avni

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) With an introduction by Nigel West, this is the inside story of the spy who worked for Moscow and the Israelis. A 'false flag' is the most complex and dangerous of intelligence operations: the recruitment of an agent who believes he is working for an entirely different country. Fluent in German, Zeev Avni's speciality in Mossad was to cultivate former Nazi military advisers rebuilding Egypt's army. None would have co-operated with him if they had suspected that he was an Israeli intelligence officer. Nor would Mossad have promoted him if it had realised that their star performer was a long-term mole who for years had haemorrhaged secrets to the Soviets. When Avni's triple life was eventually exposed, he was tried in secret and sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment. Now, for the first time, he tells his unique story of duplicity and betrayal. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: St. Ermin's Press) (ISBN: 0316848360) (Pagination: 215pp, 22 b/w photos) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.49

MASK: MI5's PENETRATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN
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MASK: MI5's PENETRATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An account of the British Security Service's dramatic interception of secret signals to Moscow from a hidden base in London uncovered the true extent of Soviet espionage in Britain. Intelligence expert Nigel West reveals how MASK, the codename for one of the most secretive sources ever run by British intelligence, enabled the British Government to monitor the activities of the Communist Party of Great Britain and track wireless traffic between the Soviet Union and its Comintern representatives abroad during the mid 1930's. The Government Code and Cipher School was one of the most secret branches of Whitehall, under the command of the Secret Intelligence Service, and used its covert intercept station in South London to make vital advances in the intelligence war. This gripping account exposes for the first time how the Communist Party of Great Britain was infiltrated and details the actual contents of its communications with the Soviet Union. (Published: 2005) (Publisher: Routledge) (ISBN: 0415351456) (Pagination: 324pp,158pp of transcipts of radio traffic) (Condition: like new in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$54.21

HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE
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HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) This comprehensive volume on signals intelligence includes wireless interception, electronic intelligence, cryptanalysis, and more.It features around 300 entries on topics ranging from the Falkland Islands to the only British MI5 officer during WWI who spoke Japanese. The author covers all periods from the Boer War up to the latest conflicts, with an article on social media. The dictionary also addresses acronyms, and includes a chronology, several appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. Also provided are links to a number of relevant websites, including some from Russia, Scandinavia, and other parts of Europe. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Scarecrow Press) (ISBN: 9780810871878) (Pagination: 340pp) (Condition: Mint - like new in decorated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$108.43

GAMES OF INTELLIGENCE

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Games of Intelligence is a thought-provoking account of how key secret services conduct their operations and provides a formula for judging their relative performance. This unique insight into the world's intelligence communities is based on interviews with professional case officers, their agents, KGB defectors and a few convicted spies. It is backed up with numerous fascinating documents including the CIAs classified assessment of Mossad, recovered from shredded documents found in the US Embassy in Tehran. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297793322) (Pagination: 248pp, 23 b/w photos.) (Condition: good in slightly sunned d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

SECRET WAR: THE STORY OF SOE

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The history of the Special Operations Executive, Britain's WWII undercover subversive and sabotage organization. The author considers why so many of SOE's agents were caught, why the Communist partisan organizations in the Balkans were aided, the heroism of individual agents and the underlying tragedy of those lost, plus the actions of para-military units dropped behind the lines immediately after the D-Day invasion. Ihe book is an anlysis of the structure and performance of the organisation. This copy has an inscription dated 17 v 1992 by the author which reads 'To Nigel West's mother who should bear full responsibility' (Published: 1992) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (ISBN: 0340518707) (Pagination: 305pp, maps, charts) (Condition: good/fair in slightly sunned d/w, inscribed by author.) UL-XXXXXX

$15.49

GCHQ: THE SECRET WIRELESS WAR 1900-86

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The author traces GCHQ's (Goverment Communications Headquarters) origins back to the early days of wireless and gives a detailed account of it's development. From the moment Marconi succeeded in transmitting a radio signal across the Channel, Britain has been engaged in a secret war first against the Kaiser, then Hitler and the Soviet Union. This book describes the disciplines, including direction finding, interception, traffic analysis and codebreaking. Also recorded is the work of lesser known unite such as Special Wireless Groups and the top secret Radio Security Service. (Published: 1986) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297787179) (Pagination: 294pp, 27 b/w photos) (Condition: pages browning. marks on edges. otherwise good in slightly chipped d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

THE ILLEGALS

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The double lives of the Cold War's most secret agents. From the archives of the KGB the author reveals who they were, the training they underwent, and how they ran their spy-rings in the west. A few, such as Colonel Abel, the Krogers and Gordon Lonsdale (aka Konon Molody) are household names, but West's meticulous research describes how the British and American Security Agencies identified them (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (ISBN: 0340572477) (Pagination: 254pp, 20 b/w photos) (Condition: unread, very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$30.98

MASK: MI5's PENETRATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN
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MASK: MI5's PENETRATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An account of the British Security Service's dramatic interception of secret signals to Moscow from a hidden base in London uncovered the true extent of Soviet espionage in Britain. Intelligence expert Nigel West reveals how MASK, the codename for one of the most secretive sources ever run by British intelligence, enabled the British Government to monitor the activities of the Communist Party of Great Britain and track wireless traffic between the Soviet Union and its Comintern representatives abroad during the mid 1930's. The Government Code and Cipher School was one of the most secret branches of Whitehall, under the command of the Secret Intelligence Service, and used its covert intercept station in South London to make vital advances in the intelligence war. This gripping account exposes for the first time how the Communist Party of Great Britain was infiltrated and details the actual contents of its communications with the Soviet Union. (Published: 2005) (Publisher: Routledge) (ISBN: 9780415649926) (Pagination: 324pp,158pp of transcipts of radio traffic) (Condition: like new in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$38.72

MI5 IN THE GREAT WAR
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MI5 IN THE GREAT WAR

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In 1921, MI5 commissioned a comprehensive, top-secret review of the organisation's operations during the First World War. Never intended for circulation outside of the government, all seven volumes of this fascinating and unique document remained locked away in MI5's registry until now. Recently declassified and published here for the first time, MI5 in the Great War is filled with detailed, and previously undisclosed, accounts centring on the Security Service's activities during the conflict. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Biteback Publishing) (ISBN: 9781849546706) (Pagination: 433pp) (Condition: Like new in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

SECRET WAR: THE STORY OF SOE

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The history of the Special Operations Executive, Britain's WWII undercover subversive and sabotage organization. The author considers why so many of SOE's agents were caught, why the Communist partisan organizations in the Balkans were aided, the heroism of individual agents and the underlying tragedy of those lost, plus the actions of para-military units dropped behind the lines immediately after the D-Day invasion. Ihe book is an anlysis of the structure and performance of the organisation. (Published: 1992) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (ISBN: 0340518707) (Pagination: 305pp, maps, charts) (Condition: good/fair in slightly sunned d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

MOLEHUNT: THE FULL STORY OF THE SOVIET SPY IN MI5

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Nigel West's account of the plots, the molehunts and the cover-ups of the high-level penetration of MI5 by a Soviet mole. The blame first fell to Kim Philby, but it became apparent that it could not have been him. Then the finger was pointed at Sir Roger Hollis. Was he really a spy? What was Lord Rothschild's involvement? West was only able to tell the story after the deaths of two crucial witnesses. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297791508) (Pagination: 208pp, 16 photos, index) (Condition: fine in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$18.59

GAMES OF INTELLIGENCE

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Games of Intelligence is a thought-provoking account of how key secret services conduct their operations and provides a formula for judging their relative performance. This unique insight into the world's intelligence communities is based on interviews with professional case officers, their agents, KGB defectors and a few convicted spies. It is backed up with numerous fascinating documents including the CIAs classified assessment of Mossad, recovered from shredded documents found in the US Embassy in Tehran. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc) (ISBN: 0517578115) (Pagination: 248pp, 23 b/w photos.) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.29

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