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MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 Hardcover – 1 Sep 2010

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  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First edition edition (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747591830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747591832
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 7.1 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Judicious and fluently written history...a fascinating insight into a hidden world, an impressive work of scholarship with terrific photos' --Andrew Lownie, Sunday Telegraph, 26/09/10

`A very fine book...full of episode and personality' --Peter Hennessy, Daily Telegraph, 25/09/10

'A magisterial account of the two wars in particular, viewed via the prism of secret intelligence. Winningly, it also entertains.' --Mark Sellek, Independent on Sunday, 26/09/10

`Jeffery's monograph is extremely valuable... a realistic picture of a splendid British institution' --Oleg Gordievsky, The Times, 25/09/10

`Fascinating...the book is full of examples of the ingenuity and courage shown by all ranks.'
--Douglas Hurd, Guardian, 02/10/10

Book Description

The first - and only - history of the Secret Intelligence Service,
written with full and unrestricted access to the closed archives of the
Service for the period 1909-1949.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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