Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It (2020)

Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It David L. Owen Antonio J. Méndez Hidden Secrets The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It For fans of James Bond movies Tom Clancy John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum Hidden Secrets is a compelling look at the real world of the spy Often called the second oldest profession espionage has pl
  • Title: Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It
  • Author: David L. Owen Antonio J. Méndez
  • ISBN: 9781552975640
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It David L. Owen Antonio J. Méndez For fans of James Bond movies, Tom Clancy, John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum, Hidden Secrets is a compelling look at the real world of the spy Often called the second oldest profession, espionage has played and continues to play a pivotal role in world events Stealing plans, knowing an enemy s capabilities and deceiving an opponent are vital in both war and peacetime CentFor fans of James Bond movies, Tom Clancy, John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum, Hidden Secrets is a compelling look at the real world of the spy Often called the second oldest profession, espionage has played and continues to play a pivotal role in world events Stealing plans, knowing an enemy s capabilities and deceiving an opponent are vital in both war and peacetime Centuries ago, Sun Tzu The Art of War made extensive use of spies and believed the ideal way to defeat an opponent was to avoid battle altogether with deception and clever maneuvers to confuse, distract and ultimately triumph over the enemy In 1780, George Washington s spies, the Culper Ring spy network, tracked enemy ships by communicating with invisible inks and signals like hanging a set number of handkerchiefs on a clothesline.Spying and spy technology has evolved from sending signals through handkerchiefs and cracking the code of the Enigma machine to current intelligence techniques that rely on satellite imagery and monitoring of cellphone and internet communications With case studies and hundreds of photographs, Hidden Secrets is an intriguing look at all these surveillance techniques, spy technology and the spies themselves.
Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It David L. Owen Antonio J. Méndez

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One thought on “Hidden Secrets: The Complete History of Espionage and the Technology Used to Support It

  1. Tyler Fielstra

    This book takes a look into the world of spies In the book it talks about all different types of spies from WWII to today It goes on to explain how technology has made the profession complex For example it talks about how George Washington used invisible ink to send signals to spies.What I like about it is the fact it uses the past to show how far spies have come to make it advanced I would recommend this book to people who like history,technology and war Mainly you would have to have a open m [...]

  2. Isaac Hobbs

    An ok book but not real in depth and it doesn t build on itself very much making a lot of the information redundant However it s hard to say to much wrong about a book that deals with real spying as that information is sometimes hard to get David Owen covers different aspects of spying from the spies themselves to the men in charge hunting them Also stories about codes, ancient history of spying and how different spy missions changed the course of history.

  3. Frederick Bingham

    This book is about the history of spy technology Filled with color photos, it talks about every incident in the late 20th century and how it was related to the technology of spying It discussed World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold War, terrorism, even Osama Bin laden and Sept 11 It even goes back briefly to the American Revolution and George Washington s deception of the British.

  4. T.M. Carper

    Full color glossy pages with plenty of photographs Very useful if you need to write a report It covers the history of spying as well as case studies on infamous spies the Cambridge Five, Hanssen, Ames , ciphers and other important papers Enigma, purple , the Zimmerman telegraph , and other important incidents Current through 2001.

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