Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad

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Macmillan, Mar 3, 2009 - History - 704 pages
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In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be surrounded by myth and mystery, or commands respect and fear, like Israel’s Mossad. Formed in 1951 to ensure an embattled Israel’s future, the Mossad has been responsible for the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counterterrorism, and assassination ever ventured.

Gideon’s Spies draws from classified documents, confidential sources, and closed-door interviews with Mossad agents, informants, and spymasters to reveal the organization’s deepest secrets. This fifth edition is completely updated with new information, including the Mossad hospital raid that eventually uncovered sleeper cells in Britain, the assassination of the world’s second most-wanted terrorist, the discovery of an unknown nuclear facility in Iran, the intricate relationship between Israeli intelligence and the Bush administration’s war on terror, and why one former Mossad chief says, “We are looking down the barrel of World War III unless the world wakes up.”

 

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Contents

1 BEYOND THE LOOKING GLASS
1
2 BEFORE THE BEGINNING
31
3 ENGRAVINGS OF GLILOT
53
4 THE SPY IN THE IRON MASK
73
5 GIDEONS NUCLEAR SWORD
89
6 AVENGERS
109
7 THE GENTLEMAN SPY
135
8 ORA AND THE MONSTER
157
18 NEW BEGINNINGS
349
19 AFTER SADDAM
373
20 GODS BANKER WHISTLEBLOWER AND OSAMA BIN LADEN
405
21 A NEW CALIPHATE OF TERROR
435
22 OLD ENEMIES NEW THREATS
459
23 THE PAKISTANI NUCLEAR BLACK MARKETEER
483
24 WEB OF TERROR
503
25 CONFRONTING THE DRAGON
525

9 SLUSH MONEY SEX AND LIES
173
10 A DANGEROUS LIAISON
191
11 UNHOLY ALLIANCES
211
12 BLESSED ARE THE SPYMASTERS
229
13 AFRICAN CONNECTIONS
245
14 THE CHAMBERMAIDS BOMB
259
15 THE EXPENDABLE CARTOONIST
277
16 SPIES IN THE SAND
303
17 BUNGLEGATE
325
26 MISCALCULATIONS
559
27 A SECRET CHANNEL AND HEZBOLLAH ROCKETS
585
28 FIGHTING THE FIRES OF SATAN
607
29 FOR THE MOMENT
641
30 A PERSONAL NOTE
669
NOTES ON SOURCES
675
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
681
INDEX
685
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About the author (2009)

Gordon Thomas is a bestselling author of forty books published worldwide, many of which have dealt with aspects of the intelligence world. His latest book is Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6. He lives in London.

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