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Closely Guarded: A Life in Canadian Security and Intelligence Hardcover – 20 Aug 1998


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press (20 Aug. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802009751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802009753
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.6 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,689,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Memoir of the former head of the RCMP Security Service.
Interesting account of the Canadian government's security and intelligence activities 1940s-70s, written by the man who headed that secret agency 1970-1973.

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John Starnes has been active in many areas of Canadian government, including chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee; Canadian ambassador to Germany and to Egypt and Sudan; and director-general of the RCMP Security Service.

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By A Customer on 21 Mar. 1999
Format: Hardcover
An excellent account of the beginnings of Canadian security and intelligence activities, and the RCMP role in security and intelligence work. Easy read. Supported by many formerly official documents of the 1940s-1970s.
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Excellent. Easy read. Professional 21 Mar. 1999
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An excellent account of the beginnings of Canadian security and intelligence activities, and the RCMP role in security and intelligence work. Easy read. Supported by many formerly official documents of the 1940s-1970s.
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