Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War (Hardback)Matthew S. Seligmann (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 577 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 22 mm
His archival research is exhaustive and his analysis lucid and exceptionally systematic * Geoff Berridge, Diplomacy and Statecraft *
Seligmann's book is beautifully structured and reasoned, and the argument is developed with elegance. * Nicholas A Lambert, International Journal of Maritime History *
This book fills a very significant gap in our knowledge of British policy towards Germany before the First World War... his work not only provides an exemplary case study in intelligence history, but also raises many broader issues. * David Stevenson, Intelligence and National Security *
an original and important contribution to the continuing debate about why Britain went to war in 1914 * David French, The International History Review *
... this is a very important book. It is also a good read. * G. R. Berridge, Diplomacy and Statecraft *
Spies in Uniform is an excellent work of scholarship that is of particular value for intelligence specialists but also of more general importance for its rejection of the revisionist case that the decision for war in 1914 was mistaken and based on a spurious German threat. * Jeremy Black, History *
Seligmann has produced a fine study of hitherto undeappreciated intelligence provider to the British government.... Highly recommended * Dr. Thomas Boghardt, Defense Intelligence Journal *
This is a very good and useful book. His book needs to be widely read, and its approach emulated * Keith Neilson, War in History *
a valuable contribution to our understanding of a major historical issue.Seligman has used naval and military history to open a fresh perspective on an important subject, and, of equal importance, he has placed his conclusions in a context that ensures they reach the widest audience. * Andrew Lambert, English Historical Review *
Spies in Uniform is essential reading for scholars studying the development of Britain's Intelligence Community during the early part of the twentieth century, as well as British diplomacy and military policy during the run-up to the First World War. * Douglas Ford, Contemporary British History *
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