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A History of the Chinese Secret Service
Deacon, Richard,
ISBN: 0584101147
Frederick Muller, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 554 pp., last blank, introduction, listed illustrations, supplementary notes to chapters, bibliography and index. Within the text there are 8 black and white illustrations, 20 black and white photographs and 3 maps. Orange coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. The head and heel of the spine are soft and bumped, and there is minor shelf wear to the bottom edges of the book. Dust marks to the top paper edge. Plain text dustwrapper, with pale brown background and maroon writing on the front panel and spine. Slight creasing to the top of the dust wrapper, and there are some grubby marks along the front fore edge. There are other marks to the panels of the dust wrapper. The history of the Chinese secret service, from early beginnings through the present era. Covers the crucial period of 1920's-30's, Communist takeover, Chiang Kai-Shek, Sun Yat-Sen, Mao and other leaders, China Lobby, nuclear secrets, Chinese intelligence throughout the world, Hong Kong, spy center of the Far East, brainwashing, methods etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Espionage ; History -- China ; ISBN: 0584101147. ISBN/EAN: 9780584101140. Inventory No: 0101260. Very Good Condition
Price: $48.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101260  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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American Bases in Australia
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom,
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, South Australia, 1971. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Plain cover with black coloured titles to the front panel. A pamphlet put out in the early 1970s dealing with the secrecy of American bases on Australian soil. Of particular concern was Pine Gap, Northwest Cape and Woomera. Minor rubbing to the book corners and panels. Faint foxing to the front booklet cover. The staples that hold the pamphlet together have started to rust and the rust is starting to permeate the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 14 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; History. Inventory No: 0112418. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0112418  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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An Agent on the Other Side
O'Toole, George,
Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1975. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. author's note. Colour illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Green coloured tuned to all text block edges. "In 1968, on the eve of Russia's invasion of Czechoslovakia, a young American girl inform the CIA of the Red Army's top secret plans. At the same time, a filmmaker in Prague sold the identical information to west Germany. Both the informants were psychics. The information was totally accurate. Their contact was the same dead Russian spy ..." from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners, either side of the back strip and to the back strip. Rubs and other marks also present to the panels with light browning to the pages. The major damage has been to the top edge of the rear panel where the top edge has a small piece missing, tears and creases – please see photograph. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 252, [4 – further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; Czechoslovakia; 1960s; Inventory No: 0122548. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122548  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Appointment with Venus
Tickell, Jerrard,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Dark rose coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. The story of how a prized Jersey cow – Venus – was saved from being send to Germany from a mythical Channel Island during World War II. Softening of the lower back strip edge with some rubbing of the book corners. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages; with some cherub making some blue coloured ink marks to the front text block edge – please see photograph. Gift inscription to the free front endpaper and original bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the back strip edges. Rubbing to all edges and panels of the dustwrapper. There is a small split to the top right hand corner of the front panel which has been supported with tape, as has another split to the top left hand corner of the back strip, by a previous owner. Clipping of the front fold over panel, lower right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Espionage; Channel Islands; WW II; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0123170. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Brandy on the Rocks
James, Maryl,
Lancer Easy Eye Editions, New York, 1969. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Colour photographic paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Green coloured tint to the text block edges. Brandy Collins is a high fashion model who has agreed to wear unique creations at the Cannes Film Festival. The only problem? There was a secret formula sewen into one of the outfits, and a lot of major world powers were not above killing the wearer to get it. The book shows rubbing to the edges and panels and original book seller's sticker is also present to the front panel. Light browning to the pages. Some handling marks to the book panel. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 191, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; Inventory No: 0121868. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121868  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Charlie Muffin and Russian Rose
Freemantle, Brian,
ISBN: 071260703X
Century Publishing, London, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 390 g.; VIII, 232 pages, last page blank. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. The spine is cocked and there is minor rubbing to the book corners. Very light age toning of the endpapers and internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip, with the red titles fading to yellow. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. This time Charlie Muffin is on the run from imprisonment in England to Moscow, his company? A paranoid killer. His task? To extricate a high-level Soviet spy. The problem? He doesn't know who it is. The complication? He falls in love. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Espionage; ISBN: 071260703X. ISBN/EAN: 9780712607032. Inventory No: 0108324. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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Che Guevara and the FBI: U.S. Political Police Dossier on the Latin American Revolutionary
Ratner, Michael and Smith,Michael Steven -- Editors,
ISBN: 1875284761
Ocean Press, Melbourne . New York, 1997. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of documents, publisher's note, about the editors, Ernesto Che Guevara, chronology: Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, Che: The Heroic Guerrilla, a personal note by Michael Ratner and introduction: Che Guevara and the FBI by editors. Between pages full 10 and 12 there are eight pages of black-and-white photographs and the text is documents – with a lot of blacking out – being reproduced. Photographic paper back binding with white and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. ''Published for the first time other US secret police files on the legionary revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, showing how the FBI and CIA monitored his movements and activity in the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Africa and Latin America.'' -- from the rear panel blurb. The documents span the time 1952 through to Che Guevara's death in 1968. Documents were gained under the Freedom of information act. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. There is a blue coloured rubber stamp from the published stating 'Rejected Copy Not for Sale Under Copyright' to the lower edge of the half title page, the rubber stamp has bled to the verso of the front panel. Size: Trade Paperback. [9], X - XX, [3], to - 213, [5 – at which 4 are further titles from publishing house] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; United States; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1875284761. ISBN/EAN: 9781875284764. Inventory No: 0123615. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123615  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Costello
Hall, Richard,
ISBN: 073222439X
Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney, 1989. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Patrick Costello works for the Australian Security, a man alone, as his orphanage background is at odds with the old school tie clique within the bureaucracy. When a visiting Pope is threatened "... which uncovers a Russian agent into service with very unusual motives. Then one word points the way to another more senior and more dangerous mole, ready to kill. Can Costello trust?" -- from rear panel blurb. A little creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Reading creases to the back strip and the spine is somewhat cocked. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 251, [1] pages. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; Australia; 1980s; ISBN: 073222439X. ISBN/EAN: 9780732224394. Inventory No: 0122868. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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Costello
Hall, Richard,
ISBN: 073222439X
Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney, 1989. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Patrick Costello works for the Australian Security, a man alone, as his orphanage background is at odds with the old school tie clique within the bureaucracy. When a visiting Pope is threatened "... which uncovers a Russian agent into service with very unusual motives. Then one word points the way to another more senior and more dangerous mole, ready to kill. Can Costello trust?" -- from rear panel blurb. A little creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Gift inscription to the half title page. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 251, [1] pages. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; Australia; 1980s; ISBN: 073222439X. ISBN/EAN: 9780732224394. Inventory No: 0122853. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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Danger from Moscow
Hutton, J. Bernard,
Neville Spearman, London, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author and index. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plaintext dustwrapper with red, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. "Here told for the first time in full and authenticated detail, is the complete story of history's most cunning undercover system: the net of Communist agents, informers, fellow-travellers, unwitting tools, that covers every nation of the world – the largest powers to the smallest principalities. Based on secret, confidential and never-before hype and published Cominform Instructions To Communist Party HQs– and intended only for communist circles – here are the facts of how Moscow orders its Communist Fifth Columns to penetrate into trade unions, the Conservative Party, the Church, and other organisations, how to launch lightning strikes in disturbances, how to 'discredit the class-enemy and hit him where it hurts most', and how to apply the Kremlin's 'new revolutionised' methods." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening of the back strip edges and bumping of the lower book corners. Light browning to the text block edges and pages with scattered foxing to the text block edges. Offset tanning and scattered foxing to the endpapers and the free front endpaper has previous bookshop's rubber stamp to the top left-hand corner of the same page. Chipping to the front panel corners and to the top back strip edge. Small close tears to the top dustwrapper edge with creasing. Rubbing of the dustwrapper panels and sunning also present. Light browning to the verso of the dustwrapper with foxing to the creases. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7 - 261, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; 1950s; Inventory No: 0121899. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Death to the Fuehrer: Being an Account of the Several Attempts Made on the Life of Adolf Hitler Since His Advent to Power. The Whole Compiled and Made up into Storybook Form on the Known Facts, Together with the Information Obtained And Revealed for the F
E. 7,
Hutchinson, London, No date. not stated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. not stated. Plain card cover with green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. There is no easily discernible date of publication but at the rear of the book there is an advertisement for "Seagift Iodine Brushless Shaving Cream" – as used by Ronald Frankau, famous stage and radio star. Creasing to the book corners and chipping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Rubbing to the book panels and some results of insect activity can be seen to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges and branding to the internal pages. Original bookseller's price stamp (pre-decimal currency) to the top edge of the half title page. A book about numerous attempts at Adolf Hitler's life prior to World War II. Part of "Hutchinson 'Pocket Special' " series of books. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (4), 5-126 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; Germany; 1940s; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0113321. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
Wilson, Valerie Plame,
ISBN: 1451623879
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Publisher's note introduction by author, afterword by Laura Roz, appendix and acknowledgements. Between pages 176 and 177 there are eight pages of colour and black-and-white photographs. Colour photographic paperback binding, showing Naomi Watts and Sean Penn from the film of the same name, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Colour photograph of author to the rear panel. This is the author's "... historic and unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking truth to power." -- from rear panel blurb. Valerie Plame Wilson was the wife of an ambassador who was also a covert CIA agent. She and her husband came home to a political storm -- the Bush Administration's CIA leak which blew her cover and the fight for the truth and to protect her family. Creasing to the book corners, and, a large crease to lower right hand corner of rear panel. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], IX - XVI, 412, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Espionage; United States; Modern; Politics & Government. ISBN: 1451623879. ISBN/EAN: 9781451623871. Inventory No: 0124067. Very Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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For the President's Eyes Only: The story of John Brumer Agent Extraordinary
Christie, Roy,
Hugh Keartland Publishers, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. preface by the author. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photograph. Red coloured boards with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Plaintext dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photographs of John Brumer to the rear panel. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. The life and extraordinary adventures of John Brumer, who, for two years in the 1960s was Rhodesian President Kenneth Kaunda's most trusted advisor, and, with the most influence, at the time when the Rhodesia was rebelling against English rule. Then he became, almost de facto leader of, Republic of Zambia. Rubbing to the back strip corners, book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges with some stains to the top text edge. Offset tanning and handling marks to the front endpapers with offset tanning to the end papers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip corners. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Fading to the back strip. Browning to the verso. A previous owner has supported a small tear to the top edge of the back strip to the verso – tape still in situ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 183, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Espionage; Rhodesia; 1960s; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0122041. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad, Updated for 2009
Thomas, Gordon ,
ISBN: 0312539010
Thomas Dunne Books / St Martin's Grffin,  2009. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/. First Edition. Acknowledgements, Mossad Directors General, Glossary, Brief Arabic Glossary, acknowledgements, notes on sources, selected bibliography and index. Photographic paperback binding white coloured titles to the front panel and read and white coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel. "In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be surrounded by less than history, or commands respect and fear, like Israel's Mossad. Formed in 1951 to ensure an embattled Israel's future, the Mossad has been responsible for the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counterterrorism, and assassination ever ventured." – from rear panel blurb. The fifth and completely updated edition of this classic work. This book shows age, and, particularly, use. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. The lower edge of the text has been in contact with moisture and from approximately page 430 through to end of the book there is a rippling effect that can be seen – please see photograph. Dog earing has occurred to the top right-hand corner of the pages through to page 3. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. 704, [8] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; Israel; ISBN: 0312539010. ISBN/EAN: 9780312539016. Inventory No: 0126388. Fair Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Green Hazard
Coles, Manning,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1950. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles and decoration to the back strip. The 5th outing of Tommy Habmledon, of the British Secret Service. The time is just before World War II, and, Tommy Hambledon is masquerading as a famous inventor of explosives right under the noses of Nazi leaders. Tommy jumps in and out of one predicament after another. The third impression of a book 1st published in 1945. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with bumping of the book corners. A very noticeable cock of the spine, with stains to the front and rear panels. Sunning of the back strip. Age toning of the text block edges and paid edges with the occasional foxing spot to the text block edges. Offset tanning to the end pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 284 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Espionage; 1950s; Inventory No: 0127120. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy
Close, Frank Prof. ,
ISBN: 1780747462
OneWorld publications, London, 2015. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs and facsimiles of documents. First Edition. the book is secondhand, it shows no signs of handling. Now, based on unprecedented access to archives, letters, surviving family members and scientists, the author and physics professor Frank Close exposes the truth about a man whose life was irrevocably shaped by the advent of the atomic age and the Cold War Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XX, 380 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs and facsimiles of documents. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Espionage; Politics & Government. ISBN: 1780747462. ISBN/EAN: 9781780747460. Inventory No: 0273523. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb
Powers, Thomas,
ISBN: 0224036416
Jonathan Cape, London, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. the book is clean, there is no writing, and the dustjacket has no damage. Illustrated with 39 black-and-white photographs, extensive notes at the rear, a selected bibliography & index. In Heisenberg's War, Thomas Powers tells of the interplay between science and espionage, morality and military necessity, and paranoia and cool logic that marked the German bomb program and the Allied response to it. On the basis of dozens of interviews and years of intensive research, Powers concludes that Werner Heisenberg, who was the leading figure in the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb and in a famous 1941 meeting in Copenhagen with his former mentor Neils Bohr in effect sought to dissuade the Allies from their pursuit of the bomb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 310 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage ; Germany; WW II; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0224036416. ISBN/EAN: 9780224036412. Inventory No: 0273552. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Hell Is Always Today :: Toll For the Brave :: The Valhalla Exchange
Higgins, Jack,
ISBN: 1854713140
Bloomsbury Books, London, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Illustrated laminated boards with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and red and white coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying boards, with gilt and white coloured titles to the front panel and red and white coloured titles to the back strip. An omnibus of early Jack Higgin's novels. Hell Is Always Today :: Toll For the Brave :: The Valhalla Exchange. Rubbing to the back strip corners and a little to the book corners. Browning of the text block edges and pages and the hinge has cracked between the half title page and the title page. Some rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 622, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; ISBN: 1854713140. ISBN/EAN: 9781854713148. Inventory No: 0121486. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Hitler's Spies; German Military Intelligence
Kahn, David,
ISBN: 0099217201
Arrow Books, London, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XIV, 530 pages, preface by author, citations, translations, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, illustrations acknowledgements and index. At the beginning of the text is a map of Frenchman Bay, Maine. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white drawings and maps throughout the text and two inserts, of 16 pages each, of black-and-white photography/illustrations. A history of the German intelligence bureau during World War II. the book is second-hand, apart from a slight age darkening of the top edge of the textblock, there is no damage to describe. This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; History -- German ; Espionage; Germany; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0099217201. ISBN/EAN: 9780099217206. Inventory No: 0275223. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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I Was Cicero
Bazna, Elyesa with Nogly, Hans,
Pan Books Ltd, London, 1964. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. This book came to be written. Between pages 88 and 89 there are eight pages of black-and-white photography. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Cicero was a spy who frustrated the Allied High Command, as he was leaking vital information to the Germans. Who was he? In this book Cicero tells of his own story " ... the chronicles of the money-madman who lived on a knife-edge of fear in the British Embassy in Ankara as the ambassador's valet from April 1943 to April 1944. where he conducted a love affair with an Embassy family's hard-drinking nanny and continually photographed Allied secret documents for Germans, who crowning irony, paid him in worthless forged bank-notes." -- from rear panel blurb. Pan X 307. The previous owner has covered the book in a clear contact plastic – which has started to yellow. Creasing of the book corners and the remnants of a sticker to the right-hand corner of the front panel, underneath the contact plastic. A small chip to lower left-hand corner of the back strip. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 175 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Espionage; WW II; Inventory No: 0126333. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Ian Fleming's Secret War
Cabell, Craig,
ISBN: 1473853494
Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 2016. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. preface by author, acknowledgements, dramatis personae, list of abbreviations, note on text, introduction by author, six appendices, bibliography, about the author, text notes and index. Between pages 102 and 103 there are four pages of black-and-white photographs. Colour photographic paperback binding white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In this book the author goes into Ian Fleming's service during World War II. What the book reveals is that Ian Fleming was up to his eyebrows in cloak- and-dagger world of intelligence and counterintelligence, a more than surface understanding of special force units; all of which in the Post world gave Ian Fleming the basis of the world of James Bond. Minor rubbing of the book edges and panels with the front panel starting to curl. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. [7], VIII - XXV, [1], 182 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Espionage; WW II; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1473853494. ISBN/EAN: 9781473853492. Inventory No: 0127861. Very Good Condition
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Intrepid's Last Case
Stevenson, William,
ISBN: 0718124413
Michael Joseph, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. foreword by Major General Richard Heath Rohmer, preface by author, a glossary for atomic and spy wars, and index. Back coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Sir William Stevenson's medals, against a back coloured background with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the author takes Intrepid, Sir William Stevenson, last case involving one of his most trusted aides, Dick Ellis, who was rumoured to both the Nazi and Soviet regimes. The author looks into this allegation and finds it springs from 1946 and the defection of Igor Gouzenko and of Intrepid's involvement in his resettlement in Canada. He finds "... one of the most widespread cover-ups and bizarre betrayals in intelligence history." -- From the front bowled over panel blurb. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Browning to the textblock edges and to the internal text. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4] V - XXIII, [3] 320 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; Espionage; ISBN: 0718124413. ISBN/EAN: 9780718124410. Inventory No: 0110669. Good
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Intrepid's Last Case
Stevenson, William,
ISBN: 0718124413
Michael Joseph, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. foreword by Major General Richard Heath Rohmer, preface by author, a glossary for atomic and spy wars, and index. Back coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Sir William Stevenson's medals, against a back coloured background with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the author takes Intrepid, Sir William Stevenson, last case involving one of his most trusted aides, Dick Ellis, who was rumoured to both the Nazi and Soviet regimes. The author looks into this allegation and finds it springs from 1946 and the defection of Igor Gouzenko and of Intrepid's involvement in his resettlement in Canada. He finds "... one of the most widespread cover-ups and bizarre betrayals in intelligence history." -- From the front bowled over panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4] V - XXIII, [3] 320 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; Espionage; ISBN: 0718124413. ISBN/EAN: 9780718124410. Inventory No: 0115413. Good
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Intruder
Lawrence, Hadley,
Micron Books, Mitcham, Surrey, 1961. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Coloured illustrated card cover with yellow, black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black and red coloured titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and book panels. Browning to the textblock edges and internal pages. Foxing to the textblock edge and endpapers. A novel based on true events, about espionage from high in the sky and in the arms of a woman. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (4), 5-159, (1) pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Espionage; Inventory No: 0113189. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents
Barron, John,
ISBN: 0340189045
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1974. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. introduction by Robert Conquest, author's preface, chapter notes, acknowledgements, bibliography and index. Orange coloured endpapers. Text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Black coloured textured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " The KGB, or Committee for State Security, is the principal instrument through which the Soviet Union is ruled and Soviet foreign policy is executed. As such, it impinges on the lives of nearly 250 million individuals in the Soviet Union and countless others in nations affected by the Soviet Union's presence. Until now, there has been no definitive book that explains precisely what the KGB is, or that it does, and precisely how the exercises its largely unseen influence upon the world. This comprehensive work, the result of four years detailed research, fills a significant void in literature of contemporary affairs." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip with light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners with some fading of the dustwrapper panels. The backstrip, on the other hand, has almost had a complete fading of the background colour. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 462 pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Cold War ; History -- Russia ; Espionage; Russia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0340189045. ISBN/EAN: 9780340189047. Inventory No: 0108248. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Legacy of ashes… The story of the CIA
Weiner, Tim,
ISBN: 0141033169
Penguin, London, 2008. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Black-and-white photography. Reprint. A clean copy with no markings, no damage. Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography and illustrated softcover binding. The shocking book based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent organisation so ineffective it was nicknamed "Can't Identify Anything". The author shows how the CIA now poses a threat not only to the security of the USA, but to the world Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVIII, 814 pages, with extensive notes, and index.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage ; USA; Law & Criminal Studies. ISBN: 0141033169. ISBN/EAN: 9780141033167. Inventory No: 0267311. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Mad's Spy vs Spy: Follow-up File
Prohias, Antonio (Feldstein, Albert B. – Editor),
ISBN: 0446888737
Warner Books, New York, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Antonio Prohias. Reprint. The text is illustrated with the black and white cartoons of Antonio Prohias, who also drew the colour illustration on the front panel. Red, black, white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Yellow coloured tint to the text block edges. In Mad Magazine's bundle of crazies, Antonio Prohias and his black and white spies (who take turns of "winning") stand out, not a word is spoken, but, oh my goodness the point is made. Creasing to the book corners with some creasing of the book panels. Age toning of the pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Not paginated.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Antonio Prohias. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Espionage; Humour; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0446888737. ISBN/EAN: 9780446888738. Inventory No: 0122519. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Mask of Treachery; Spies, Lies, Buggery & Betrayal -- the First Documented Dossier on Anthony Blunt's Cambridge Spy Ring
Costello, John,
ISBN: 0688044832
William Morrow & Co, New York, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.15 kg; 768 pages, (with over 140 pages of notes and sources, facsimiles of documents, and index.) Central photographic section of 12 pages of black-and-white photographs. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. This book presents the first historical overview that places the intrigues of Anthony Blunt in their proper perspective both in America and England. It shows how Blunt and his homosexual friends served Moscow to achieve secret personal power and not for ideological reasons. -- front fold over blurb age toning of the page edges, no other damage to describe, matching dust jacket. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage ; ISBN: 0688044832. ISBN/EAN: 9780688044831. Inventory No: 0273813. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Master of Deception. Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East.
Mure, David,
ISBN: 0718302575
William Kimber, London, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. previous owner's neat brother name stamp on the title page, and signature. no other annotations in the book. dust jacket has several tears at the top of the front panel and the spine. The author has traced the career and achievements of Brigadier Dudley Clarke, who masterminded the successful deception in 1941, 1942 (culminating in the battle for L Alamein) and operated the brilliant cover plan which, in essentially the same form deluded the enemy both during the invasion of Sicily in 1943, and for D-Day in 1944 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 276 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Espionage; WW II; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0718302575. ISBN/EAN: 9780718302573. Inventory No: 0275165. Very Good Condition
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Nemesis? The Story of Otto Strasser
Reed, Douglas,
Jonathan Cape, London, 1940. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Poor Condition (ex-library)/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. preface by author, list of illustrations, 4 appendices and index. Black and white portrait frontispiece. The text is illustrated with black and white photography. Light blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Blue coloured tint to top paper edge. The book is in reasonably awful condition as it is ex library. Corners of the book are bumped and rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are likewise. Sunning has caused darkening to the spine and fading of the gilt writing. General fading and rubbing of the cloth has occurred and on the rear panel there is a library sticker stating "Green Nook, Book Club......". Rubbing has also occurred along all edges of the book. Browning of the paper are edges has also occurred. On the endpapers and throughout the book there is a green library stamp. On the rear endpaper there have been stamps with dates of the books borrowing. The first few pages have foxing and the lower half of the pages have come away from the spine. Biography of one of the most outstanding leaders of the German Resistance. Six Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 350 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; History -- German ; Espionage; Inventory No: 0101595. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Poor Condition (ex-library)
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