Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

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Dell, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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In 1976, former Assistant Director of MI5 Peter Wright left British Intelligence when the government had repeatedly refused to pursue his discovery of the infamous "Fifth Man" in the Burgess-Maclean-Philby-Blunt KGB spy ring. An uncensored account of the American and British business of spying--a work so revealing it has been banned in Britain.

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The mother of all score settling work memoirs. A crucial piece for understanding the mentality of the insiders who run the surveillance state. Read full review

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User Review  - Sue Samse - Goodreads

I had high hopes for this one. To me it was overly technical - the author provides endless minutiae about the eavesdropping techniques he developed while with MI5 during the Cold War. He frequently ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1987)

Wright has recently been awarded MVP status by Microsoft for his contributions to their public newsgroups

Paul Greengrass wrote and directed the critically lauded, documentary-style feature Bloody Sunday as well as the international blockbuster The Bourne Supremacy. His other credits include Omagh, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, The Fix, The Theory of Flight, and Resurrected. He has also written and directed many documentaries including the official Live Aid documentary, Food, Trucks and Rock and Roll. He lives in England.

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