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The Puppet Masters

By John Hughes-Wilson


‘The Puppet Masters’, written by an ex-intelligence officer, reveals the role of spying and intelligence in the great events of history.

From France’s brilliant secret agent transvestite to the infamous Cambridge spy ring, ‘The Puppet Masters’ offers an entertaining and thought-provoking insight into the work – and treacheries – of the spies who shaped history.

From the Old Testament’s honey-traps to WWII’s cryptography, from Elizabeth I to Osama bin Laden, the hidden hand of intelligence is exposed behind every critical decision.

In this revised and updated edition, John Hughes-Wilson analyses the threat of the globalisation of terrorism and the role of intelligence in fighting the ‘War on Terror’.

‘The Puppet Masters’ provides the essential guide to history, intelligence and war, perfect for either curious layman or expert.

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