The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

A History of Spies, Spymasters and Espionage

General Military
  • Author: Terry Crowdy
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 7 May 2008
  • Number of Pages: 368
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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. This detailed account delves into the murky depths of the realm of spymasters and their spies, revealing many amazing and often bizarre stories along the way. 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 no two spies are alike and their fascinating stories are fraught with danger and intrigue.

Biographical Note

Terry Crowdy has an unconventional background for a historian. Former bassist in a rock group, and a history enthusiast, Terry writes with passion and a keen eye for detail, bring his unique perspective to the murky world of espionage and spying. His enthusiasm for accessing forgotten historical sources and seeking out information that has eluded others is demonstrated throughout this vivid account of ‘secret war'. Terry has written several other books including Military Misdemeanours, sordid stories of scandal in the military throughout history. Terry 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

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