(FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey


  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The New Spymasters
  • Stephen Grey
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 9780670917402

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The New Spymasters Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The New Spymasters by Stephen Grey Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Al aedaIn this era of email intercepts and drone strikes many believe that the spy is dead What use are double agents and dead letter boxes compared to the all seeing digital eyeThey couldn't be wrong The spying game is changing but the need for walking talking sources who gather secret information has never been acute And they are still out thereIn this searing modern history of espionage Stephen Grey takes us from the CIA's Cold War legends to the agents who betraye I received my copy of The New Spymasters through the Goodreads giveaway program in exchange for a fair an honest reviewI m not entirely sure what I was expecting from this book but The New Spymasters managed to both exceed and defy those expectations Let me start by saying what this book is NOT1 A comprehensive look at spying and espionage across the globe Instead this book covered four broad periods of history from a narrow scope The Cold War through the eyes of English and Soviet spies the Irish Rebellions through moles in the IRA the so called War on Drugs through criminal recruits of SIS and most extensively the War on Terror through its various successes and missteps This book had practically nothing on Edward Snowden and the implications of his findings or on the extensive corporate and govt espionage by China It s hard to fault Mr Grey for this though given his background and interests2 A sensationalized unit pusher I appreciated Grey s willingness to documents his sources wherever possible and to avoid sacrificing fact for narrative3 A textbook There are facts dates and the gradual progress through the past century but The New Spymasters chooses to tell this history through individual case studies The author s own analysis and opinions on the source material are laced throughout and summed up at the end of each chapterWhat this book IS is a extraordinarily long essay on the strengths and weaknesses of human intelligence HUMINT leading up to some conjectures and suggestions for how it should be used going forward The first three parts of the book covering various agents and operations were for the most part solidly written Several were uite gripping The stories of Steak Knife Chapter 3 Friendship Curveball Chapter 6 Caveat Emptor and Humam al Balawi Chapter 8 Allah Has Plans were probably my favorites The last part of the book was all summation and analysis and Mr Grey drew some interesting conclusionsAll in all this was an enjoyable if somewhat dense book If you are looking for a fairly thorough look into the role of spying during the recent conflicts in the Middle East then this is a good place to start of the twelve chapters in this book fully seven of them are dedicated to the War on Terror If you are looking for information on China domestic spying or other modern conflicts you may want to look for a different source3550 a solid book

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The New Spymasters Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB D the IRA through to the spooks inside Al aeda and ISIS Techniues and technologies have evolved but the old motivations for betrayal patriotism greed revenge compromise endure This is a revealing story of how spycraft and the 'human factor' survive against the oddsBased on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources many of the stories in the book have never been fully told The New Spymasters will appeal to fans of John le Carre Jason Bourne and Ben MacintyreStephen Grey is a British writer broadcaster and investigativ Any spy book is entertaining to read This one is expected to deal particularly with spymasters and how they manage their agents but also the place of HUMINT intelligence gathered by humans in today s word this last uestion not being a new subject i remember reading a far lively book by Robert Baer on the subjectReading the book was fun The author picked a few operations dealt with by chapters in a chronological and in the same time thematic order Each chapter tells the details of one operation now most of these operations are known and written about but the author makes use of the declassified information to shed new lights And in many cases he defends that certain criticism against secret services were unjustified or exxagerated On a personal level i was interested in the chapters about the IRA and the EOKA topics i never have read about from the spying perspectiveOn the other hand though i found the writing unfocused many ideas are repeated over and over The last chapter was actually very dull to read since most of it was already said and the author took a moralising stance And then he stresses the need to use spying to understand other cultures But isnt that already done How much can you understand groups like Al uaeda or ISIS The last chapter with such utopic claims and dull repetitions kind of ruined the book for me at the end

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The New Spymasters Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E reporter with over two decades of experience of reporting on intelligence issues He is best known for his world exclusive revelations about the CIA's program of 'extraordinary rendition' as well as reports from Ira and Afghanistan A former foreign correspondent and investigations editor with the Sunday Times he has reported for the New York Times Guardian BBC and Channel 4 and is currently a special correspondent with Reuters Grey is the author of Ghost Plane 2007 on the CIA and Operation Snakebite 2009 about the war in Helmand Afghanist An overview of espionage through history focussing especially on the 20th and 21st centuries it was engagingly written and full of information Understandably the later parts were heavily about the war on terror and jihadist groups which was interesting but I had hoped for about espionage against Putin s Russia mainly after reading Red Sparrow and listening to the Power Vertical Good though


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    Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Grey Stephen Grey ↠ 6 Free read Read The New Spymasters Spying is supposedly the second oldest profession and the smoke and mirror world has inspired countless authors and films of this world where no one can trust anyone else In this brave new digital world gone are a lot of the old techniues and tradecraft instead the spooks are sifting our mind boggling uantities of data looking for

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    Read The New Spymasters (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey I received my copy of The New Spymasters through the Goodreads giveaway program in exchange for a fair an honest reviewI'm not entirely sure what I was expecting from this book but The New Spymasters managed to both exceed and defy those expectations Let me start by saying what this book is NOT1 A comprehensive l

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    (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Stephen Grey ↠ 6 Free read Read The New Spymasters Picked up off the new non fiction shelf at the local library pretty dry and somewhat of a slog could have just read just the last chapter but I think it's worth reading just to be informed on what's being done in our names

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    Read The New Spymasters (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey This is an interesting look at espionage of old and of new Essentially Cold War The 1990's then post 911 The book contains a fair amount of interviews and the author has been to the places discussedThe author makes a pitch that during the Cold War espionage didn't change the outcome of history all that much During that time it was all human spying Then as is now the spy masters don't spy directly They hire rec

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    (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Stephen Grey ↠ 6 Free read The New Spymasters a non fiction book by Stephen Grey published in 2015 was challenging to read but highly informative and very wide ranging C

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    (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Any spy book is entertaining to read This one is expected to deal particularly with spymasters and how they manage their agents but also the place of HUMINT intelligence gathered by humans in today's word this last uestion not being a new subject i remember reading a far lively book by Robert Baer on the subjectReading th

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    Stephen Grey ↠ 6 Free read Read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Grey Read The New Spymasters Readable workaday run through of the British spy business since the formative days of what we generally call MI6 nowadays A lot of it should sound familiar if you follow the news but it's helpful to have a timeline fitted to it and an interpretation of the 'trends' The discussion over how useful information gathering is was informative Also interesting to note the hypocrisy by which the spymasters use 'higher values' to appeal to

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    (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Read The New Spymasters An overview of espionage through history focussing especially on the 20th and 21st centuries it was engagingly written and full of information Understandably the later parts were heavily about the war on terror and jihadist groups which was interesting but I had hoped for about espionage against Putin's Russia mainly after reading Red Sparrow and listening to the Power Vertical Good though

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    (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Stephen Grey ↠ 6 Free read Read The New Spymasters Good history interesting analysis and lots of practical insights

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    Read The New Spymasters (FREE) [The New Spymasters] author Stephen Grey Verrry interestingI especially like the way the author details the changes in spying from the cold war Kim Philby days to the current less moored time His perspective helps me clarify for myself what is going on with terror groups and their tr

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