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Published: 01 July 2019

352 Pages | 1 b&w illustration

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474441155

Bookseller Code (06)

The Clandestine Lives of Colonel David Smiley

Code Name 'Grin'

First Edition

Clive Jones

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Intelligence Surveillance and Secret Warfare

  • An academic biography of Colonel David de Crespigny Smiley and his intimate involvement in British secret service operations
  • Draws on extensive interviews and archival research, including 20 hours of interview conducted with Colonel David Smiley himself
  • Uncovers the motivations and ideals that informed Smiley's commitment to covert action and intelligence during the Second World War and early part of the Cold War, often among tribally based societies
  • Addresses the wider issues of accountability and control of clandestine operations, referring in particular to operations in Albania, Oman and Yemen