The Second Oldest Profession: The Spy as Bureaucrat, Patriot, Fantasist and Whore

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André Deutsch, 1986 - True Crime - 436 pages
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The second oldest profession: spies and spying in the twentieth century

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The first modern, permanent intelligence agency was created about 1909, and within a few years all the great powers had similar agencies. Concentrating almost entirely on Britain, France, Germany ... Read full review

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This book, which I read in 2006, was the first step leading me, unwittingly, on the path of classical liberalism. Knightley shows how the 20th century's first government spy agency MI5 began--not to ... Read full review


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