Spies of the Kaiser: Plotting the Downfall of England -by William Le Queux

By: Le Queux, William ( Tufnell )( LeQueux ); Introduction By Nicholas Hiley

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, Hiley's introduction is quite substantial at about 25 pages, 219 + xxxvii pages, contents include: Illustrations; Introduction; If England Knew; 1. How the Plans of Rosyth were Stolen; 2. The Secret of the Silent Submarine; 3. The Back-Door of England; 4. How the Germans are Preparing for Invasion; 5. The Secret of the New British Aeroplane; 6. The Secret of the New Armour-Plates; 7. The Secret of the Improved 'Dreadnoughts'; 8. The German Plot against England; 9. The Secret of our New Gun; 10. The Secret of the Clyde Defences; 11. The Peril of London; 12. How Germany Foments Strife; 13. Our Wireless Secrets. 14. Playing a Desperate Game, ---"Le Queux was the first and most prolific of all British spy writers, but Spies of the Kaiser was not just another tale of scheming foreigners and plucky British heroes, for this paranoid tale of German secret agents plotting the invasion of Britain played a major part in the formation of MI5, Britain's counter-espionage organisation. In his introduction, intelligence historian Nicholas Hiley explains how Le Queux's powerful blend of fact and fiction inspired a whole generation of British secret service officers, and led MI5 in a nation-wide hunt for a non-existent enemy. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.

Title: Spies of the Kaiser: Plotting the Downfall of England -by William Le Queux

Author Name: Le Queux, William ( Tufnell )( LeQueux ); Introduction By Nicholas Hiley

Illustrator: Norman Reynolds Cover Art

Categories: Mystery Adventure,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., 1996, 1st Cass Edition, First Printing: 1996

ISBN Number: 0714647284

ISBN Number 13: 9780714647289

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 156589

Keywords: Le Queux, William ( Tufnell )( LeQueux )