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EDITORIAL Resistance grows to Beijing's soft-power push

CANBERRA OBSERVED Climate change: deadly ... to political leaders

TECHNOLOGY Electric cars: UK taxpayers subsidise rich greenies

BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION A step too small?

CYBER SECURITY Chinese smartphone threat extends way beyond Huawei

SOCIETY Such grandeur of spirit

POLITICS John Hewson should have as sturdy a Constitution

FINANCE Hayne royal commission sets agenda for bank reform

FAMILY RELATIONS Dad: a girl's first and most influential love

COMMENTARY Words gone feral: rights and equality

MEDICINE AND CULTURE Book captures tragedy of falling foul of a fanatic

SOCIETY AND CULTURE A dog's life: reflections of a grey nomad

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MUSIC Serialism a killer: Ideas tend to get in the way

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BOOK REVIEW Why the West and nowhere else

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MI6:
The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-1949

Keith Jeffery

$29.95


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(London: Bloomsbury, 2011)
Paperback: 864 pages
ISBN: 9781408810057
Price: AUD$29.95

 

Book description

A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organisation in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the 20th century, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.

 

About the author

Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen’s University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998 he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-04, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of 14 previous books. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.

 

Endorsements

“Extraordinarily useful, endlessly interesting…. A triumph, a delight to read as well as an essential work of reference which captures the adventurous side of SIS with as much zest as he reveals its successes and failures” — John Simpson

“A magisterial account of the two wars in particular, viewed via the prism of secret intelligence. Winningly, it also entertains” — Independent on Sunday (UK). 

“Fascinating…. The book is full of examples of the ingenuity and courage shown by all ranks” — Douglas Hurd, Guardian (UK). 

“Full of episode and personality, without ever succumbing to the swash and buckle that can dazzle those who get close to SIS” — Daily Telegraph (UK).


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