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The Resource The spies of winter : the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War, by Sinclair McKay

The spies of winter : the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War, by Sinclair McKay

Label
The spies of winter : the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War
Title
The spies of winter
Title remainder
the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
by Sinclair McKay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Following on from the enormous success of his bestseller, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, renowned author Sinclair McKay uncovers the story of what happened after the end of the Second World War. Once victory was declared, many of the individuals who had achieved the seemingly impossible at Bletchley Park by cracking the impenetrable Enigma codes and giving the Allies an invaluable insight directly into the Nazi war machine, moved on to GCHQ. This was the British government's new facility established to fight a different, but no less formidable foe - Stalin and the KGB. Fascinating and insightful revelations from deep within the archives of this secret organisation reveal the story of the tumultuous early years of GCHQ as it navigated its way through an era of double agents, deception and betrayals. From the defection of the Cambridge Five and the treachery of the atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs, to the collapse of the British Empire, the ascension of Chairman Mao and the emergence of the US as a superpower, McKay deftly explores the impact these events had on the fledgling organisation. During the years of the Cold War the men and women of GCHQ penetrated Soviet encryptions and gathered crucial intelligence from all over the world. The Spies of Winter tells the story of the codebreakers themselves and how they used new technology to expand the horizons of cryptography in order to defend the nation and maintain the fragile peace in a world now under the shadow of nuclear holocaust
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EYM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Sinclair
Dewey number
327.1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Cold War
  • Intelligence service
Label
The spies of winter : the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War, by Sinclair McKay
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058865469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781312971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959847334
Label
The spies of winter : the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War, by Sinclair McKay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058865469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781312971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959847334

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