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To gain the upper hand in conflict the ability to know what your enemy is planning is vital. Separating myth from reality, the Enemy Within traces the history of espionage from its development in ancient times through to the end of the Cold War and beyond, shedding light on the clandestine activities that have so often tipped the balance in times of war. From the Monkey hanged as a spy during the Napoleonic wars to the British Double Cross Committee in World War II, this journey through the history of espionage shows us that be they thrill seekers or madmen, fanatics or tricksters no two spies are alike and their fascinating stories are fraught with danger and intrigue.
Terry Crowdy has a life long passion for history which was first kindled working on the Fort Amhurst restoration project in the Medway Towns, where he spent his school summers as a fortress tunnel guide. Through this association he developed a passionate interest in the Napoleonic Wars and participated in many of the bicentennial celebrations marking the wars of the French Revolution. His enthusiasm led to significant research in the French military archives at the Château de Vincennes near Paris. Terry is equally passionate about the history of 'Secret War' in particular military espionage a subject he feels is too often overlooked. After a long stint as bass guitarist for the rock group "Soma", Terry put pen to paper and is now the author of a number of books and articles. He lives in Kent, UK.
Introduction In Ancient Times Through Dark Ages Spy, Britannia Espionage in the Age of Reason Vive La Revolution Napoleon's 'Secret Part' Uncivil War The Godfather of Secret Service Spy Fever Eastern Peril Double Agents and Radio Games Axis Spies against America Spies of the Soviet Era With no end in Sight Bibliography