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The Resource In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

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In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence
Title
In spies we trust
Title remainder
the story of Western intelligence
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Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Spies We Trust reveals the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship - ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11 - for the first time. Why did we ever start trusting spies? It all started a hundred years ago. First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and expense, and asked our spies instead to deliver peace and security. By the end of World War II, Britain and America were cooperating effectively to that end. At its peak in the 1940s and 1950s, the 'special intelligence relationship' contributed to national and international security in what was an Anglo-American century. But from the 1960s this 'special relationship' went into decline. Britain weakened, American attitudes changed, and the fall of the Soviet Union dissolved the fear that bound London and Washington together. A series of intelligence scandals along the way further eroded public confidence. Yet even in these years, the US offered its old intelligence partner a vital gift: congressional attempts to oversee the CIA in the 1970s encouraged subsequent moves towards more open government in Britain and beyond. So which way do we look now? And what are the alternatives to the British-American intelligence relationship that held sway in the West for so much of the twentieth century? Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones shows that there are a number - the most promising of which, astonishingly, remain largely unknown to the Anglophone world.--
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Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri
Dewey number
327.124100904
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Espionage, British
  • Espionage, British
  • Espionage, American
  • Espionage, American
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • United States
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In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: An American in Bruges 1: The Separate Beginnings of British and American Intelligence 2: Great War Origins of the Anglo-American Intelligence Partnership 3: Implications of the Zimmermann Telegram 4: The Special Intelligence Relationship in World War II 5: CIA: The New Model Agency 6: Surviving Mistrust: Cold War Episodes 7: Gone with Guyana: Anglo-American Intelligence Trust in Decline 8: An American Gift: Government in the Sunshine 9: The Distant Cousin: America Goes its Own Way 10: Europol 11: The Quest for European Intelligence 12: The Search for Intelligence Notes Further Reading Index
Control code
FIEb17611714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199580972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)816154822
Label
In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: An American in Bruges 1: The Separate Beginnings of British and American Intelligence 2: Great War Origins of the Anglo-American Intelligence Partnership 3: Implications of the Zimmermann Telegram 4: The Special Intelligence Relationship in World War II 5: CIA: The New Model Agency 6: Surviving Mistrust: Cold War Episodes 7: Gone with Guyana: Anglo-American Intelligence Trust in Decline 8: An American Gift: Government in the Sunshine 9: The Distant Cousin: America Goes its Own Way 10: Europol 11: The Quest for European Intelligence 12: The Search for Intelligence Notes Further Reading Index
Control code
FIEb17611714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199580972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)816154822

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