Bringing a dose of reality to the stuff of literary thrillers, this masterful study is the first closely detailed, comparative analysis of the evolution of the modern British and American intelligence communities.
* U.S. and U.K. case studies that draw on archival and published sources and on interviews with practitioners
* Parallel timelines for principal national intelligence coordinating bodies in the United States and United Kingdom
* Organization charts for the United States Intelligence Board and the U.K. Joint Intelligence Organisation, both from the early 1960s
* An extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the British and American intelligence communities
* An extensive bibliography