Espionage's Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Malicious Moles, Blown Covers, and Intelligence Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Mar 1, 2003 - Reference - 300 pages
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In Espionage's Most Wanted™, readers will learn that America’s first spymasters included Benjamin Franklin and John Jay. Otto von Bismarck’s chief spy, Wilhelm Stieber, posed as an itinerant peddler and sold religious artifacts and pornography to enemy troops as a cover for collecting intelligence. During the cultural competition of the Cold War, the CIA helped popularize abstract expressionism by spending millions to promote the careers of artists such as Jackson Pollock. The East Germans once traded two captured West German agents for one dead East German agent. CIA officer E. Howard Hunt cleverly disrupted an intimate dinner meeting between Mexican Communists and a Soviet delegation by distributing party invitations to the general public. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the CIA employed psychics to “remotely view” places of interest in the Soviet Union.

Espionage's Most Wanted™, chronicles 500 of the most daring spies, ingenious plots, bungled operations, and surprising facts about the history of espionage and intelligence from around the world. Its fifty lists include the top-ten intelligence agencies, master spies, traitors, spy gadgets, code-breaking coups, covert operations blunders, and colorful dirty tricks. History buffs and espionage enthusiasts will enjoy this irreverent but illuminating look at the world of spies and intelligence.
 

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Contents

Code Names
1
The Jargon of Espionage
7
The Gadgets and Toys of Espionage
14
The Top Ten Intelligence Agencies
22
Russian Intelligence Agencies in the Twentieth Century
29
American Spies of the American Revolution
37
English Spies in the American Revolution
44
Phony People and Groups Created by Intelligence Agencies
50
Payoffs and Bribes
142
Newspapers Owned or Under the Inuence of Intelligence Agencies
148
Books Planted by Intelligence Agencies
158
Radio Stations Run or Controlled by Intelligence Agencies
163
Assassinations
170
The East and West Swap Spies
177
Great Quotations from the Spy Business
186
The FBI Uses Its Creative Writing Skills to Disrupt the Left and Right
189

A Tour of London for the Espionage Acionado
55
A Tour of Georgetown and Vicinity for the Espionage Acionado
60
Selected Secrets Withheld from the Public
66
Companies Run as Fronts by the CIA
73
The Spy as Writer
81
Spies and the Pen Names They Wrote Under
89
The Dirty Tricks and Black Propaganda that Make Covert Operations Fun
93
The Nicknames of Espionage
99
Women Agents Used against Men
102
Male Agents Used against Women
111
The Jobs Spies Appear to Do in Their Public Lives
118
Prominent People Who Worked in Intelligence
123
Places Where Spies Have a Drink and Relax
128
The Memorable Ones Who Ran the Spies
133
Soviet Agents Who Penetrated the British Government
199
Enemy Ofcials and Agents Who Helped Britain and the United States
212
Ten Little Known Items of Espionage
222
Soviet Spies Steal the Secrets of the Atom Bomb
232
Movies about Espionage
243
The CIA Fights the Soviets in Music Painting and Literature
250
Encounter et al the CIAs Stable of Highbrow Culture Magazines
261
Ten Selected Books Published by the CIA Front Congress for Cultural Freedom
272
It Always Sounds Better in FrenchEspecially If You Dont Know French
276
Bibliography
283
Index
287
About the Author
301
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Tom E. Mahl holds a doctorate in history and teaches at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44 and Espionage's Most Wanted™. Dr. Mahl lives in Elyria, Ohio.

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