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The Great Game

The Great Game by Frederick P. Hitz
May 10, 2005 | 224 Pages
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“A lucid overview of 20th-century espionage that says more about the great game as it was played by Americans and their allies and adversaries than just about anything else ever published.” –The Washington Post Book World

“Absorbing . . . A hit for the avid spy-fiction reader. . . . A can’t miss for Clancy fans.” —Detroit Free Press

“Hitz . . . shows [that] nothing is certain in the shadow world of spies and betrayals, not even the truth.” —The New York Times

“Hitz is at his best when he reveals juicy details of intelligence lapses. . . . He has genuine insight into the inner workings of intelligence bureaucracy.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A good read and good fun and quite informative. . . . By weaving together reality and image, the author provides insights into espionage unlikely to be obtained elsewhere.” –James Schlesinger, former secretary of defense and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

“A delightful little jewel of a book. . . . A steady stream of insdier’s reflections, including details regarding American traitors, makes this not only a smooth and entertaining read, but a handy reference work.” –The Roanoke Times

“Hitz is a strong researcher who can turn a nifty phrase. . . . Enjoyable and useful.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Informative and entertaining.” –Publishers Weekly

“Perfect for spy-story fans who crave an insider’s assessment of the reality behind the enetertainment.” –Booklist

“A slender but rich–and quite entertaining–introduction to the shadowy world of spy vs. spy. . . . A perfect companion for fans of John le Carr?.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Author Essay

Frederick P. Hitz’s Top 10 Espionage Novels of all Time

Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
The Secret Agent  by Joseph Conrad
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre
The Human Factor by Graham Greene
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Agents of Innocence by David Ignatius
Dark Star by Alan Furst
Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry

From the Hardcover edition.

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