The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

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Penguin, Jan 25, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers—who served in the Royal Navy during World War I—as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.
 

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
Acknowledgements Preface to the Original 1903 Edition
THE LETTER
THE DULCIBELLA
DAVIES
RETROSPECT
WANTED A NORTH WIND
SCHLEIFIORD Chapter 7 THE MISSING PAGE
THE FIRST NIGHT IN THE ISLANDS
BENSERSIEL
Chapter 16COMMANDER VON BRÜNING Chapter 17 CLEARING THE
IMPERIAL ESCORT
THE RUBICON
THE LITTLE DRAB BOOK
BLINDFOLD TO MEMMERT
THE QUARTETTE

THE THEORY
I SIGN ARTICLES
HIS CHANCE
THE PATHFINDERS
MY INITIATION
THE MEANING OF OUR WORK
A CHANGE OF TACTICS
FINESSE
I DOUBLE BACK
THE SEVENSIELS
Epilogue
Copyright

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Milt Bearden was chief of the CIA’s Soviet/East European division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest honor, and is the author of The Black Tulip (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks) and co-author of The Main Enemy (published in 2003 by Random House).

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