From the secret history of international espionage and counter-espionage these thrilling true-life tales chart the key incidents and episodes of military intelligence, which have previously remained hidden and obscured. Drawing on the latest research, declassified information, and accompanied by stunning photographs, this book exposes the truth behind some of the greatest and most secret international spymasters and agents. From the Frumentarii of the ancient Romans to the CIA’s decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, the murky history of espionage is laid bare in this historical category.
This book is part of a two-part series, also including: Secrets & Lies of Elite Fighting Units.
JEREMY HARWOOD studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, where he won an Open Exhibition and, in his final term, was awarded the Sir Keith Feiling Memorial Prize as the college’s top history undergraduate of the year. After graduation, he worked in publishing for many years before becoming a full-time author. Recent books include: Looking Back at Britain history series (Reader’s Digest), Philosophy: An Introduction (Quercus), Hidden History (Quercus) and Atlas of History’s Greatest Military Victories (Sterling). Jeremy is based in Tunbridge Wells.