Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5, Christopher Andrew
  • List: $37.50  |  Sale: $26.25
    Club: $18.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5

Author: Christopher Andrew

Narrator: Robin Sachs

Unabridged: 52 hr 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 11/03/2009

Genre: Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence

Synopsis

An unprecedented publishing event: to mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has for the first time opened its archives to an independent historian. The book reveals the precise role of the Security Service in twentieth-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909, through two world wars, up to and including its present roles in counterespionage and counterterrorism. The book describes how MI5 has been managed, what its relationship has been with government, where it has triumphed, and where it has failed. In all of this no restriction has been placed on the judgments made by the author.

Defend the Realm also adds significantly to our knowledge of many celebrated events and notorious individuals and definitively lays to rest a number of persistent myths. Above all, it shows the place of this previously extremely secretive organization within the United Kingdom. Few books could make such an immediate and extraordinary increase to our understanding of British history over the past century.


From the Hardcover edition.

Recommended

Proof of Conspiracy How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy, Seth Abramson
Proof of Conspiracy
by Seth Abramson

List: $44.99

Sale: $31.50

Club: $22.49

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 09/03/2019

The Assault on Intelligence American National Security in an Age of Lies, Michael V. Hayden
The Assault on Intelligence
by Michael V. Hayden

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Michael V. Hayden
Published: 05/01/2018

The Fifth Domain Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats, Richard A. Clarke
The Fifth Domain
by Richard A. Clarke

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Published: 07/16/2019

Drone Warrior An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies, Brett Velicovich
Drone Warrior
by Brett Velicovich

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Roger Wayne
Published: 06/27/2017

Crossfire Hurricane Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI, Josh Campbell
Crossfire Hurricane
by Josh Campbell

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Josh Campbell
Published: 09/24/2019

Black Site The CIA in the Post-9/11 World, Philip Mudd
Black Site
by Philip Mudd

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 07/30/2019

Dallas '63 The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House, Peter Dale Scott
Dallas '63
by Peter Dale Scott

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: George Spelvin
Published: 08/27/2019

The Plot to Betray America How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It, Malcolm Nance
The Plot to Betray America
by Malcolm Nance

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Published: 11/12/2019

Collusion Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win, Luke Harding
Collusion
by Luke Harding

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Ralph Lister
Published: 11/16/2017
{"id":"317461","ean":"9780307576606","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5","subtitle":"The Authorized History of MI5","author":"Christopher Andrew","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Robin Sachs","ubr_id":"317461","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"37.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"24.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Robin Sachs","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 38 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}