Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - History - 736 pages
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THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE COMPELLING AND CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL'S SECRET INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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.

Revised and updated for 2012, this new edition includes the story of how Mossad assassinated the Hamas terror commander in Dubai in 2010, a look inside the modern Mossad training school, the departure of long-serving Mossad chief Meir Dagan and appointment of Tamir Pardo, Mossad's failure to provide the intelligence for the infamous Gaza flotilla raid, and the unresolved murder of a Mossad spy in London.

 

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A very well researched and engrossing book. - Goodreads
Interesting insight into the inner workings of Mossad. - Goodreads
Great insight into Mossad operations. - Goodreads
The writing in this book leaves a lot to be desired. - Goodreads

Review: Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (Updated)

User Review  - Darby - Goodreads

A very well researched and engrossing book. It is also, by turns, complex, fascinating, horrifying and, perhaps ultimately, most of all infuriating. Read full review

Review: Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (Updated)

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MUST READ, but be careful...Katsa's maybe watching, and the Gidon team might be around the corner :) Read full review

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
17 BUNGLEGATE
325
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

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
25 CONFRONTING THE DRAGON
525
26 MISCALCULATIONS
559
FOR THE MOMENT
585
NOTES ON SOURCES
589
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
595
INDEX
599
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About the author (2010)

GORDON THOMAS is a bestselling author of forty books published worldwide. He has firmly established himself as a leading expert on the often sinister, but always compelling world of secret intelligence.

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