Cataloguing half a century of Israeli intelligence's triumphs, debacles and infighting, this dense work will be of most use to specialists.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This just may turn out to be the definitive work on the Jewish state's highly touted and often emulated intelligence operations. The authors have crafted a comprehensive and very readable guide to the labyrinthine history of Israel's efforts to spy on its Arab, Palestinian, European, American, and global neighbors from the 1930s to the present. Their ability to provide such encyclopedic coverage is bolstered by access to previously classified and unavailable diaries, reports, and documents. While Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman's Every Spy a Prince ( LJ 7/90) and Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy's By Way of Deception ( LJ 11/15/90) cover this same topic and are worth reading, the first suffers from a tendency to preach about Israeli ethics and the latter is a very personal accounting of spycraft without much historical coverage. Secret Wars avoids these faults and is a "must buy" for any library with any size collection in the area.
- David P. Snider, Casa Grande P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nice book! There are too many names, bringing some confusion for understanding. But, still a good reading, indeed!Published 5 months ago by Francisco Teixeira Carvalho Neto
Excellent Quality, Timely Receipt, Excellent Price. Will definitely use again and recommend to associates.
Dr. John N. Parrigin, CPP, CFE
This book was outstanding. It did take the reader a little longer to understand the figures of speech and notations that were used but it was well worth it. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Danny L. Thoms Jr.
I started reading this book on a slow day at work and had it finished by the next day.I have read a number of books about Israels military and intelligence services and i liked... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by DaveB
I have been reading a GREAT deal about spy/intelligence work for many years, and especially the last two or three years.
I am a retired police officer. Read more
The facts, figures and dates are all there, but there are far more interesting books on this subject. (check out the others sold thru amazon. Read morePublished on August 25, 2010 by DARTH