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West, Nigel

Overview
Works: 133 works in 505 publications in 3 languages and 13,334 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Dictionaries  Archives  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: UB251.G7, 327.120941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nigel West
A thread of deceit : espionage myths of World War II by Nigel West( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MI6 : British Secret Intelligence Service operations, 1909-45 by Nigel West( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MI5 : British security service operations, 1909-1945 by Nigel West( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of years of research and interviews with British, American, Nazi, and Soviet agents, counterintelligence officers, and even a number of double agents, the book reveals episodes as bizarre as anything in the best thriller fiction
Mortal crimes : the greatest theft in history : Soviet penetration of the Manhattan Project by Nigel West( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did Soviet spies steal the secrets of the atomic bomb? Since the convictions of Allan Nunn May, Klaus Fuchs and the Rosenbergs it has been assumed that only a handful of ideologically motivated, relatively low-echelon spies were responsible for passing the information to Moscow. But following the recent declassification of documents in Russia, Britain, and the United States a more complex picture emerges of wholesale espionage and deep penetration into almost every level of the Manhattan Project." "Who were the spies, what did they betray, and how were they handled by their Russian controllers? Mortal Crimes documents the molehunts, explains how the cryptographers traced obscure clues in intercepted cable traffic to identify the suspects, and placed hundreds of Communist sympathizers under sophisticated surveillance, yet still failed to prevent Stalin from pulling off the greatest theft in history."--Jacket
Operation GARBO : the personal story of the most successful double agent of World War II by Juan Pujol( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held troops back that might otherwise have defeated the Normandy landings. This allowed the Allied push against the Nazis in Europe to begin. Amazingly, Garbo's cover was never broken and he remains the only person ever to have been awarded both the British MBE and the German Iron Cross. After the war Garbo faked his own death and fled to Venezuela with a mistress, where he later opened
The crown jewels : the British secrets at the heart of the KGB archives by Nigel West( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games of intelligence : the classified conflict of international espionage by Nigel West( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Circus : MI5, operations 1945-1972 by Nigel West( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo the spy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Allies called him Garbo. The Nazis dubbed him Alaric. Both sides in World War II were sure Juan Pujol Garcia was their man. In reality, Pujol was a double agent and his final allegiance was to the Allies. From the relative comfort of Lisbon, Garbo fed false information to the Nazis and fabricated a network of phantom agents across Europe. Although he never fired a single shot, Garbo helped to save thousands of lives, most notably by misinforming the Germans about the timing and location of the Normandy D-Day invasion. In his inexhaustible imagination he even went so far as to secure death benefits from the Nazis for an imaginary agent's nonexistent widow. In this documentary thriller, director Edmon Roch artfully interweaves propaganda footage, interviews with intelligence experts and key players in Garbo's life (as well as with Garbo himself), and clips from Hollywood films to conjure forgotten and living memories, heroes and spies, secrets and lies
The SIGINT secrets : the signals intelligence war, 1900 to today : including the persecution of Gordon Welchman by Nigel West( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molehunt : searching for Soviet spies in MI5 by Nigel West( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of trust : MI5 1945-72 by Nigel West( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the former Director-General of the Security Service, Sir Roger Hollis, a traitor? What was the events in the 1960s which led to the self-destructive searches for Soviet 'moles'? Why was it that in more than thirty years only one KGB 'illegal' was ever found in Enlgand by MI5? Who was the defector whose memory of files in Moscow led to the identification of more than a dozen Russian spies in the West? Meticulous research backed by hundreds of hours of interviews with agents, double agents and case officers has resulted in answers to these questions. The account of Britain's premier counter-intelligence organization is thoroughly documented with names, dates and places
The Branch : a history of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, 1883-1983 by Nigel West( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of international intelligence by Nigel West( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the international intelligence
GCHQ : the secret wireless war 1900-86 by Nigel West( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of British intelligence by Nigel West( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence offers insight into the history and operations of British Intelligence through its more than 1,800 entries on a vast and varied cast of characters (spies and their handles, moles and defectors, political leaders, and top brass), techniques and jargon, offices and organizations, agencies, operations (including double-agent and deception campaigns), and events. This historical dictionary, featuring thirty-nine photographs, an extensive chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, contains the most up-to-date declassified material but is written in an easy-to-read style, perfect for professional and general readers alike."--Jacket
At Her Majesty's secret service : the chiefs of Britain's intelligence agency, MI6 by Nigel West( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1909, a kindly, balding, figure named Mansfield Smith-Cumming was summoned to London by Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence. He was to assume the inaugural position of Chief - more famously known as 'C' - of what has become one of the world's leading intelligence agencies, the British Secret Intelligence Service. Whilst the organisation has developed in the 100 years since its inception, the position of C, currently held by Alex Younger, has in many respects remained unchanged. This remarkable book tells the story of that role, from Smith-Cumming to Younger, and each of the other fourteen Cs in between, all of whom still get reports headed 'CX' i.e. Cumming Exclusively. Each biography is set against the intriguing political backdrop of the period, from the days leading up to the First World War, through the Nazi regime in Germany, the Cold War battle with Soviet Russia, to the present terrorist threats. The result is an absorbing and highly entertaining portrait of the mysterious world of global espionage
TRIPLEX : secrets from the Cambridge spies by Nigel West( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRIPLEX reveals more clearly than ever before the precise nature and extent of the damage done to the much-vaunted British intelligence establishment during World War II by the notorious 'Cambridge Five' spy ring - Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross. The code word TRIPLEX refers to an exceptionally sensitive intelligence source, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, which appears nowhere in any of the British government's official histories. TRIPLEX was material extracted illicitly from the diplomatic pouches of neutral missions in wartime London. MI5, the British Security Service, entrusted the job of overseeing the highly secret assignment to Anthony Blunt, who was already working for the NKVD, Stalin's intelligence service. The rest is history, documented here for the first time in rich detail
Historical dictionary of World War II intelligence by Nigel West( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years immediately following World War II, information was disclosed about what has been termed the shadow war of the existence of hitherto secret agencies. In Germany it was the Abwehr and the Sicherheitsdienst; in Britain it was MI5, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Special Operations Executive (SOE); in the United States it was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Special Intelligence Service (SIS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); in Japan it was the Kempet'ai; and in Italy the Servicio di Informazione Militare (SIM). Sixty years after
Historical dictionary of Ian Fleming's world of intelligence : fact and fiction by Nigel West( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on the short stories and novels that define one of the most extraordinary fictional characters of all time
 
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Mortal crimes : the greatest theft in history : Soviet penetration of the Manhattan Project
Alternative Names

controlled identityAllason, Rupert

Allason, Rupert.

Nigel West

Nigel West personnalité politique britannique

Rupert Allason britischer Politiker

Rupert Allason British politician

Rupert Allason Brits politicus

Rupert Allason político británico

Vest, Naĭdzhel

Wist, Nāyġil 1951-

ウエスト, N

ウエスト, ナイジェル

ルパート・アラソン

鲁珀特·阿拉森

Languages
English (203)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (1)

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Operation GARBO : the personal story of the most successful double agent of World War IIThe crown jewels : the British secrets at the heart of the KGB archivesHistorical dictionary of international intelligenceHistorical dictionary of British intelligenceAt Her Majesty's secret service : the chiefs of Britain's intelligence agency, MI6TRIPLEX : secrets from the Cambridge spiesHistorical dictionary of World War II intelligenceHistorical dictionary of Ian Fleming's world of intelligence : fact and fiction