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This brief history of the spy offers a concise overview of “the Great Game.” It uncovers the true world of espionage beyond such fictional agents. It starts with a clear focus on 1945 onwards, from the height of the Cold War to the War on Terror.
From the end of the Second World War to the present day, the world has changed. The art of spying has changed too, as spies have reacted to changing threats. Here you will find the fascinating stories of real-life spies, both famous and obscure. from either side of the Iron Curtain, along with secret details of War on Terror operations.
Detailed stories of individual spies are told. All are set in the context of the development of the major espionage agencies. The book includes anecdotes of gadgets, trickery, honeytraps and assassinations.
A closing section examines the developing New Cold War. This is because Russia and the West confront each other once again.