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SPY GAMES

The major Intelligence Operations in History

SPY GAMES
Genre:

History, Economy & Politics

Author:

Alfredo Mantici

Publisher:

Paesi Edizioni

Language:

Italian

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AUTHOR BIO:

Alfredo Mantici has spent a life behind the scene of many of the most extraordinary events in recent history as head of the Analysis Department of the Internal Secret Service. During his service he was involved in security, external relations, counter-espionage and the Training School management. From 2008 to 2010 he has been general manager of the "Human Risks" office in the Civil Protection Department. Editorial director of the geopolitical magazine Babylon, he is a professor for the Rome U...

Pages:

176

Publication:

2020

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DESCRIPTION:

“Why is espionage the second oldest profession in the world? 

Because, like the first, it belongs to human nature, which often leads to the belief that more results can be achieved with money than with work ".


From the former head of the Sisde Analysis Department and today a detective in the well-known reality show "Celebrity Hunted"-on Amazon Prime Video- the true story of the intelligence women and men who have been part of the secret history of the world, often at the cost of their own lives and more often without ever appearing. We know the names of some of them, but we shall never know the names of the most. 

"Spy Games" intends to give them all some well-deserved glory. A contribution to the growth of a correct culture of intelligence and security.


Contents:


                 Foreword


                 I  FROM THE LONG CENTURY TO THE SHORT CENTURY

1. When spies were scouts: the American Civil War

2. The Mata. Hari legend

3. The "Zurich Coup": the war won in Switzerland


                II  THE WORLD WAR BETWEEN INGENUITY AND AFTER GAMES

4. Beardless is you!

5. Stalin and the "Lucy network"

6. The "Bodyguard" operation

7. The bomb against "Riddle"

8. The "magnificent Cambridge five" 


                III  COLD WAR: THE APOTHEOSIS OF SECRET SERVICES

9. The Cuban crisis

10. The Kennedy case

11. the "Mother" and the sense of reality

12. Vietnam, the Tonkin deception

13. 1983: On the verge of a nuclear holocaust

14. The fall of the wall: "Rosenholz" operation

15. The eucalyptus man


                 IV  TODAY'S INTELLIGENCE BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN FACTOR

16. "Somali fiasco", the French debacle

17. Operation "Neptune Spear": the killing of Osama Bin Laden

18. Area 51: a die hard myth

19. "Russiagate" or the FBI against Trump

 20. Intelligence today

REVIEWS:

PRIMAPAGINA; VIVIROMA; LA RIVISTA DEI LIBRI; PAESI INTERVIEW

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