Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Details of operational activity are as engrossing as the descriptions of the equipment." -"Library Journal" "Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book... [Deserves] a five cloak-and-dagger rating." -"The Washington Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The secret history of the CIA's spy gadgets and the operations in which they were used. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
There are a number of cases, mostly already known to me, examined in some detail in this book: Penkovsky, Tolkachev, etc. Again, the emphasis is on the tech aspects. I was interested to see that, up to the 1960's at least, the Soviet Union's technical capabilities were ahead of those of the USA in the espionage field.
I enjoyed the book, despite the very small print/typeface and despite the unremitting details of a technical nature. Some of the stories were not only new to me but reminiscent of a James Bond film, such as the "Chinese junk", sailing off Vietnam during the war, which could discard its superstructure, masts and sails to become a high-powered motor gun boat. Brilliant! Just like the conveyances of Largo or Blofeld.
There is a smalll section on the Internet etc, but that did not seeem to me to give away many details. does that mean that there is more surveillance of that medium than many suspect? Probably.
The only slight flaw and it is slight, is that there are a (very) few mistakes in Russian transliteration here and there.
Eminently readable it draws upon both original and previously published works to provide a reasonably comprehensive overview of equipment, strategic thinking and selected operations.
A book that inspires the reader to investigate more through a comprehensive listing of sources.
It was well written and easy to read, while sometimes it contained a bit too many details. I actually expected this book to concentrate more on the gadgets itself, but it contained quite a lot of basic history and politics as well.
Nevertheless, I do recommend this to anyone interested on history of intelligence, spy gadgets, cold war and so on.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > History > Military History > Military Intelligence & Espionage
- Books > History > Other Historical Subjects > History of Engineering & Technology
- Books > Science & Nature > Engineering & Technology
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Government & Politics > Civil Liberties & Political Activism
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Government & Politics > International Relations
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Warfare & Defence > Defence Strategy & Research