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The Resource The black door : spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers, Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac

The black door : spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers, Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac

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The black door : spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers
Title
The black door
Title remainder
spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the evolving relationship between successive British prime ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Council. At the beginning of the 20th Century the British intelligence system was underfunded and lacked influence in government. But as the new millennium dawned, intelligence had become so integral to policy that it was used to make the case for war. Now, covert action is incorporated seamlessly into government policy, and the Prime Minister is kept constantly updated by intelligence agencies. But how did intelligence come to influence our government so completely? This book explores the murkier corridors of No. 10 Downing Street, chronicling the relationships between intelligence agencies and the Prime Ministers of the last century. From Churchill's code-breakers feeding information to the Soviets to Eden's attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, from Wilson's paranoia of an MI5-led coup detat to Thatcher's covert wars in Central America, Aldrich and Cormac entertain and enlighten as they explain how our government came to rely on intelligence to the extent that it does today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldrich, Richard J.
Dewey number
327.1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cormac, Rory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Intelligence service
  • Secret service
  • Great Britain
Label
The black door : spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers, Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. ONE CREATING SECRET SERVICE. Herbert Asquith, David Lloyd George and Andrew Bonar Law (1908-1923) ; Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald (1923-1937) -- pt. TWO THE WINDS OF WAR. Neville Chamberlain (1937-1940) ; Winston Churchill (1940-1941) ; Winston Churchill (1942-1945) -- pt. THREE THE HOT COLD WAR. Clement Attlee (1945-1951) ; Winston Churchill (1951-1955) ; Anthony Eden (1955-1957) ; Harold Macmillan (1957-1963) ; Alec Douglas-Home (1963-1964) -- pt. FOUR DETENTE AND DISSENT. Harold Wilson (1964-1970) ; Edward Heath (1970-1974) ; Harold Wilson (1974-1976) ; James Callaghan (1976-1979) ; Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) -- pt. FIVE TURBULENT TIMES. John Major (1990-1997) ; Tony Blair (1997-2007) ; Gordon Brown (2007-2010) ; David Cameron (2010- )
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007555444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn950478869
  • (OCoLC)950478869
Label
The black door : spies, secret intelligence and British prime ministers, Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. ONE CREATING SECRET SERVICE. Herbert Asquith, David Lloyd George and Andrew Bonar Law (1908-1923) ; Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald (1923-1937) -- pt. TWO THE WINDS OF WAR. Neville Chamberlain (1937-1940) ; Winston Churchill (1940-1941) ; Winston Churchill (1942-1945) -- pt. THREE THE HOT COLD WAR. Clement Attlee (1945-1951) ; Winston Churchill (1951-1955) ; Anthony Eden (1955-1957) ; Harold Macmillan (1957-1963) ; Alec Douglas-Home (1963-1964) -- pt. FOUR DETENTE AND DISSENT. Harold Wilson (1964-1970) ; Edward Heath (1970-1974) ; Harold Wilson (1974-1976) ; James Callaghan (1976-1979) ; Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) -- pt. FIVE TURBULENT TIMES. John Major (1990-1997) ; Tony Blair (1997-2007) ; Gordon Brown (2007-2010) ; David Cameron (2010- )
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007555444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn950478869
  • (OCoLC)950478869

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