Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed The Course Of History

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Wiley, Mar 3, 1994 - History - 288 pages

Real stories of espionage from around the globe

Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History details the stories behind some of the world's most legendary secret agents. From the real-life Manchurian Candidate and the "original" James Bond, to the man who stole the secret of the atomic bomb, this book presents breathtaking stories of espionage around the world. Not all spies are intelligence agents, and these tales include the defectors, moles, and other amateurs who took extraordinary risks for a variety of reasons. Stripped of code names and revealed to the world, these stories bring the reality of espionage to life.

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this was an awesome book. learned alot and laughed alot. if you're into history or the espionage thing then this is a must read. it's filled with good information and does a very good job giving you a line on the different "spies" Read full review

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User Review  - dekan - LibraryThing

this was an awesome book. learned alot and laughed alot. if you're into history or the espionage thing then this is a must read. it's filled with good information and does a very good job giving you a line on the different "spies" Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Ernest Volkman is an American author, investigative reporter, and journalist who writes about war, espionage, and the criminal underworld. Volkman, a 1959 graduate of Whitman High School in his home town of Huntington, attended Hofstra University and graduated with a B.A. degree in Journalism in 1963.

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