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The French Secret Services

A History of French Intelligence from the Drefus Affair to the Gulf War

Douglas Porch

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A groundbreaking work of research, The French Secret Service tells the dramatic, untold story of the transition of France's spy networks and "black chambers" of the ancien regime and Napolean into modern intelligence services. Ranging from diplomatic and military intelligence to covert operations and industrial espionage, Porch's book explains the sometimes bizzare operations of French intelligence in the context of France's divided political culture and of her self-image as a world power.

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  • Douglas Porch

  • Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Conquest of Morocco and The Conquest of the Sahara (FSG, 2005). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
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    A History of French Intelligence from the Drefus Affair to the Gulf War

    Douglas Porch

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