The Spy: Modern Spying from the Cold War to the War on Terror

Author(s): Paul Simpson


From the end of the Second World War to the present day, the world has changed immeasurably. 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 previously secret details of War on Terror operations. Detailed stories of individual spies are set in the context of the development of the major espionage agencies, interspersed with anecdotes of gadgets, trickery, honeytraps and assassinations worthy of any fictional spy. A closing section examines the developing New Cold War, as Russia and the West confront each other once again.

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The inside story of modern spying, from the Cold War to the ongoing War on Terror, drawing on recently released files.

Espionage is such a compelling subject matter – we all like to know secrets, and this book certainly indulges our fascination. Simpson doesn’t romanticise or sensationalise, but provides a detailed history of spies and their schemes, also touching on some of the ethical issues involved. A really good reference book and a great starting point for more research.
- Greer, The Book Grocer 


For a single book, Simpson has provided a very good introduction to modern intelligence



Paul Simpson is the author or co-author of over a dozen non-fiction books including an acclaimed round-up of conspiracy theories. He has edited and contributed to numerous international entertainment magazines and currently oversees news and reviews website

General Fields

  • : 9781780338903
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Robinson
  • : 0.22
  • : December 2012
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Simpson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 327.1209045
  • : 304