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The Quest for C By Alan Judd

The Quest for C
by Alan Judd

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This text presents a history of the launch of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service through the life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming. Cumming was a soldier of 50 with a distinguished military record when asked to set up MI6. Many aspects of his work and character remain traditions to this day.
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The Quest for C: Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service by Alan Judd

A fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming. * Sir Mansfield Cumming, the founder of the British Secret Service and the original 'C', has until now been a shadowy figure. For this authorised biography, the Secret Intelligence Service has released to Alan Judd, Cumming's voluminous diaries, which have never been seen outside the Service, and will be put back into storage in perpetuity when Judd has used them. * The result is likely to be the most sensational biography of the season, and the definitive account of how MI5 and MI6 -- the models for all subsequent secret services all over the world -- were set up. * Cumming signed himself 'C', was referred to as such in Whitehall and always used green ink, traditions maintained to this day. His life not only makes riveting reading but casts fascinating light on the development of the Secret Service and its influence on the twentieth century.

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About Alan Judd


Alan Judd's Ford Madox Ford won the Royal Society of Literature and Heinemann Awards; his novella, The Devil's Own Work, won the Guardian fiction prize. His celebrated novel A Breed of Heroes was recently screened on BBC1. He is the author of three other novels, and has recently retired from the Foreign Office.

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GOR001416120
The Quest for C: Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service by Alan Judd
Alan Judd
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-10-04
368
0002559013
9780002559010
N/A
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