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            Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia, 1901-50

            Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia, 1901-50 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fahey, John

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            'Deeply researched with keen judgements, it is a devastating indictment of Australia's security services and their political masters in the decades before the formation of ASIO.' - Professor David Horner, author of The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO 1949-1963 Dozens o...f Russian anarchists, socialists and communists arrived in Australia from 1905, fleeing repression in their homeland. Finding work in the Queensland cane fields, Russian activists recruited in working men's groups for their revolutionary cause, laying the foundations for infiltration by Soviet intelligence services of the unions and Communist Party of Australia decades later. This is just one of the many fascinating stories former intelligence officer John Fahey has uncovered in the archives of Australia, MI5 and the CIA. He shows that Australia was under sustained attack from external threats as early as 1908, threats the country consistently failed to address effectively. He identifies the first German spy in Australia, as well as a highly respected Jewish businessman in Melbourne who was a Soviet agent, and an Australian woman who worked for Soviet military intelligence in the US. Internal security work is dirty work, never more than when ruthless politicians and police use intelligence services for their own ends. Fahey has discovered old boys' networks at the highest levels enabled security agencies to spy on members of parliament and other bureaucrats, mislead judicial inquiries, and persecute innocent citizens in the interwar years. Traitors and Spies tells the story of Australia's intelligence operations before ASIO was established, and reveals a dark side of Australian politics in the first half of the 20th century.
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            ISBN 9781760877705
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sands, Philippe, QC

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            The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter

            ISBN 9781474608138
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

            The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy (Hardback)

            By Urban, Mark

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            The Skripal Files is the explosive story of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and the new spy war between the West and Russia from number one bestseller Mark Urban, Diplomatic and Defence Editor for BBC Newsnight. 4th March 2018, Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter ...Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware they had been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Hours later both were found slumped on a park bench close to death. Following their attempted murders on British soil, Russia was publically accused by the West of carrying out the attack, marking a new low for international relations between the two since the end of the Cold War. The Skripal Files is the definitive account of how Skripal's story fits into the wider context of the new spy war between Russia and the West. The Skripal Files explores the time Skripal spent as a spy in the Russian Military Intelligence, how he was turned to work as an agent by MI6, his imprisonment in Russia and his eventual release as part of a spy-swap that would bring him to Salisbury, where on that fateful day he and his daughter found themselves fighting for their lives.
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            ISBN 9781250207739
            Released AU 2 Oct 2018
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company
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            Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
             

            Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Isikoff, Michael; Corn, David

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            Russian Roulette is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the gl...obal stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no third-rate burglary. It was far more sophisticated and sinister - a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle - including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn - and Russia. Russian Roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?
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            ISBN 9781538731802
            Released AU 20 Mar 2018
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West

            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West (Hardback)

            By Blake, Heidi

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            Based on a Buzzfeed News investigation.

            ISBN 9780316417235
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Mulholland Books
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West

            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Hardback)

            By Belton, Catherine

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            The hacking of the 2016 US elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about and w...ho has orchestrated it?
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            ISBN 9780007578795
            Released AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
             

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Hardback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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              3 Dec 20

            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408506
            Released AU 3 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

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              5 Jan 21

            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West
             

            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Harding, Luke

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            From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist comes Shadow State, a timely and shocking analysis which connects Putin, Trump, and Brexit with the dark web.

            ISBN 9781783352050
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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