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A Short Course in the Secret War - Christopher Felix

A Short Course in the Secret War

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Published: 25th January 2002
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Based in part on author Felix's personal experiences as a political agent in Hungary in the decades after World War II, this work explains what the rules are for secret operations, why the U. S. needs them, and how good a job our government and others are doing in practice. Chapters cover the political and social systems that a spy must rely on, the personal dilemmas an agent faces, and the tricks to keeping one's cover. A new afterword features revelations on Raoul Wallenberg's fate, British turncoat Kim Philby, and more.

Aims at-and intelligently succeeds in explaining the theory and purpose of cloak-and-dagger work. Time The thinking man's spy book. The New York Times A superb thriller. The New Yorker

Foreword to the Fourth Edition
You Can't Go Home Again
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 1
Introduction to the First Editionp. 11
Fundamentals and Forms of Action
Vienna 1956p. 17
The Secret Warp. 19
The Power of Secret Knowingp. 32
The Spy and His Masterp. 46
The Art of Cover - Ip. 65
The Art of Cover - IIp. 74
The Open-faced Americanp. 86
Intelligencep. 99
CE versus Security, and Other Devilryp. 120
Political Operationsp. 131
Fundamentals and Forms in Action: The Seventy-Fifth Passenger
Budapest 1946p. 156
The Networkp. 170
Conspiracyp. 185
The Oppositionp. 202
Defeat, But Dilutedp. 220
The President's Decisionp. 235
Escapep. 244
New York 1962p. 263
Afterwordp. 267
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ISBN: 9781568331799
ISBN-10: 1568331797
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25th January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised