The Great Game
The Myths and Reality of Espionage
By (author) Frederick P. Hitz
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Great Game by Frederick P. Hitz
Book DescriptionA surprising and revealing portrait of the espionage world from a former CIA inspector general that compares the reality of spying with classic and popular spy fiction. Holding up real-life spies, such as Kim Philby and Aldrich Ames, against their fictional counterparts, and drawing on his own 30 years of experience, Hitz shows readers that even the most perceptive authors fail to capture the profound human dilemmas raised by real-life cases. Proving that truth is often more interesting than fiction, this is a history of a largely misunderstood job.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375726385
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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What motivates someone to risk his or her life in the shadowy, often dangerous business of espionage? What are the needs and opportunities for spying amid the 'War on Terrorism'? This book answers these questions and more. It offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intriguing world of international espionage.
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Author Biography - Frederick P. Hitz
Frederick P. Hitz was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School. He entered the Central Intelligence Agency as an operations officer in 1967, and Aldrich Ames was in his training class. After 1973 he served at the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy, leading to a second stint with the CIA from 1978 to 1982 as legislative counsel to the director of Central Intelligence and deputy chief of operations for Europe. In 1990, Hitz was appointed the first stautory inspector general of the CIA by President Bush and served in this post until May 1998, when he retired to begin a teaching career at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. Hitz has received medals for distinguished service in the Department of Defense and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Distinguished Medal. He lives in northern Virginia.
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