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The Resource The spy catchers : the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963, Volume I, David Horner

The spy catchers : the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963, Volume I, David Horner

Label
The spy catchers : the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963, Volume I
Title
The spy catchers
Title remainder
the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963
Title number
Volume I
Statement of responsibility
David Horner
Title variation
Spy catchers
Title variation remainder
the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time, ASIO has opened its archives to an independent historian. With unfettered access to the records, David Horner tells the real story of Australia's domestic intelligence organisation, from shaky beginnings to the expulsion of Ivan Skripov in 1963. From the start, ASIO's mission was to catch spies. In the late 1940s, the top secret Venona program revealed details of a Soviet spy ring in Australia, supported by leading Australian communists. David Horner outlines the tactics ASIO used in counter-espionage, from embassy bugging to surveillance of local suspects. His research sheds new light on the Petrov Affair, and details incidents and activities that have never been revealed before. This authoritative and ground-breaking account overturns many myths about ASIO, and offers new insights into broader Australian politics and society in the fraught years of the Cold War
Summary
For the first time, ASIO has opened its archives to an independent historian. With unfettered access to the records, David Horner tells the real story of Australia's domestic intelligence organisation, from shaky beginnings to the expulsion of Ivan Skripov in 1963. From the start, ASIO's mission was to catch spies. In the late 1940s, the top secret Venona program revealed details of a Soviet spy ring in Australia, supported by leading Australian communists. David Horner outlines the tactics ASIO used in counter-espionage, from embassy bugging to surveillance of local suspects. His research sheds new light on the Petrov Affair, and details incidents and activities that have never been revealed before. This authoritative and ground-breaking account overturns many myths about ASIO, and offers new insights into broader Australian politics and society in the fraught years of the Cold War
Award
Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2015.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10470678
Cataloging source
BVISBN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horner, D. M.
Dewey number
327.1294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Petrov, Evdokia
  • Petrov, Evdokia
  • Petrov, Evdokia
  • Petrov, Vladimir Mikha橬ovich
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organization
  • Intelligence service
  • Internal security
  • National security
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Political parties
  • Communism
  • Espionage
  • Internal security
  • Internal security
  • Internal security
  • Secret service
  • Secret service
  • Secret service
  • Subversive activities
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963
Label
The spy catchers : the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963, Volume I, David Horner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
V. 1. The spy catchers
Control code
000053059310
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 710 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743319666
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The spy catchers : the official history of ASIO, 1949-1963, Volume I, David Horner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
V. 1. The spy catchers
Control code
000053059310
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 710 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743319666
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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