MI6 previews the new updated edition of "Ultimate Spy" by H. Keith Melton...

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31st July 2009

Ultimate Spy by H. Keith Melton - Updated Edition

Ultimate Spy Enhanced provides a unique opportunity to enter the secret world of espionage, revealing the stories of famous spies, recounting tales of famous spy operations, and showing an amazing range of spy paraphernalia.

Throughout history, espionage has been used as a means of trying to gain advantage over the enemy. Ultimate Spy Enhanced outlines the early history of espionage. It then goes to examine key spying operations during the American Civil War, through both World Wars and the Cold War, up to the present day. This expanded edition includes a new section that looks in detail at post-Cold War spying activities, bringing the reader up to date with the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying.

Deliberately secretive and shadowy, the world of the spy is one that only a privileged few can understand. Enter that world, as Keith Melton, an adviser to the US intelligence agencies, brings to light the secrets of espionage. Explore the history of great spy operations and get up-to-date on the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying: from laser listening devices to microdot cameras find everything the modern spy could need. Learn the true history of spying, meet colourful characters and share tales of intrigue and daring exploits. Plus, discover how to be a spy, how they are chosen, what training they receive and tricks of the trade. Whether you are a James Bond fan, or want a glimpse into the world behind today's headlines, discover the clandestine activities that oil the wheels of international relations.

About the Author
H. Keith Melton is a renowned historian and specialist in clandestine devices and equipment. He is recognized internationally as an authority on espionage tradecraft and has amassed an unparalleled collection of spy devices, books, and images of famous spies. Part of his amazing private collection is on permanent display inside the Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Jupiter, Florida.


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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
RRP: £19.99 / $22.95
Size: 8.26 x 5.23in
ISBN: 9780756655761
Released: 1st October 2009 (UK) / 21st September 2009 (USA)