Paul Simpson – A Brief History of the Spy

Both the world and the art of espionage have changed profoundly since the end of the second World War.
Paul Simpson describes these changes up to the present war on terror, the Cold War and Datagate, through the stories of authentic spies, both famous and unknown.
The book ends with a broad overview of the most important movies and novels ever based on spy games and is essential for  the experts and  also for those who know nothing about secret intelligence.
Moreover, it is as exciting as a novel and full of excellent pictures.  It provides  an extensive overview of both past and present espionage,  from the  end of the second World War to the present day. A highly recommended read.

Translation by Graziano Fornari (edited by Sabrina Macchi)

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Stefano Di Marino
Stefano Di Marino deals with all-round popular narrative: literature, cinema and comics. He has more than ninety published novels, mostly with Mondadori. Since 1995, under the alias of Stephen Gunn, he has been publishing the series “Il Professionista” (The Professional) on "Segretissimo", a more than fifty episodes success with two dedicated series. Under his real name, he has signed action and classic novels as well as a good number of essays about cinema genres, including “Italian Giallo”, “A Western Cinema Guide” and “A War Cinema Guide”.