Osprey Pub CoYear:
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tallDescription:
New book, 368 pages. This book traces the history of Espionage from its development in Ancient times through to the end of the Cold War and beyond, shedding light on the clandestine activities that have so often tipped the balance in times of war. This detailed account delves into the murky realm of the spymasters and their spies, revealing many amazing and often bizarre stories along the way. From the 'poisoned damsels' of ancient india, to the infiltration of the IRA in the 20th century, this journey through more than 3000 years of the history of espionage shows us that be they thrill seekers or madmen, fanatics or tricksters, no two spies are alike and their fascinating stories are fraught with danger and intrigue.