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Title The literary spy : the ultimate source for quotations on espionage and intelligence / compiled and annotated by Charles E. Lathrop.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 477 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-430) and indexes.
Summary A CIA veteran scours sources as diverse as The Bible, James Bond movies, and presidential speeches to examine the mysterious world of intelligence and espionage The Literary Spy provides a unique view of the intelligence world through the words of its own major figures (and those fascinated with them) from ancient times to the present. CIA speechwriter and analyst Charles E. Lathrop has compiled and annotated more than 3,000 quotations from such disparate sources as the Bible, spy novels and movies, Shakespeare's plays, declassified CIA documents, memoirs, TV talk shows, and speeches from U.S. and foreign leaders and officials. Arranged in thematic categories with opening commentary for each section, the quotations speak for themselves. Together they serve both to illuminate a world famous for its secrets and deceptions and to show the extent to which intelligence has manifested itself in literature and in life. Engaging, informative, and often irreverent, The Literary Spy is an exceedingly satisfying book - one that meets the needs of the serious researcher just as ably as those of the armchair spy in pursuit of an evening's entertainment.
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Subject Espionage -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
History, Modern -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lathrop, Charles E.
Other Form: Print version: Literary spy. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004 (DLC) 2003027624
ISBN 0300103247 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780300103243 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780300128925 (electronic bk.)
0300128924 (electronic bk.)