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MI6:
The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-1949

Keith Jeffery

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(London: Bloomsbury, 2011)
Paperback: 864 pages
ISBN: 9781408810057
Price: AUD$29.95

 

Book description

A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organisation in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the 20th century, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.

 

About the author

Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen’s University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998 he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-04, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of 14 previous books. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.

 

Endorsements

“Extraordinarily useful, endlessly interesting…. A triumph, a delight to read as well as an essential work of reference which captures the adventurous side of SIS with as much zest as he reveals its successes and failures” — John Simpson

“A magisterial account of the two wars in particular, viewed via the prism of secret intelligence. Winningly, it also entertains” — Independent on Sunday (UK). 

“Fascinating…. The book is full of examples of the ingenuity and courage shown by all ranks” — Douglas Hurd, Guardian (UK). 

“Full of episode and personality, without ever succumbing to the swash and buckle that can dazzle those who get close to SIS” — Daily Telegraph (UK).


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