The Perfect English Spy by Tom Bower
Sir Dick White and the Secret War 1935-90

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A profile of Dick White, a former schoolmaster who rose to become the respected chief of Britain's counter-intelligence bureau, exposes a dramatic career stretching from the dawn of World War II to the ""Spycatcher Affair.""

About Tom Bower

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Tom Bower, a London-based historian, broad-caster, and journalist, is the author of several acclaimed books about tycoons, including works on Richard Branson, Geoffrey Robinson, and Robert Maxwell.
Published January 1, 1995 by Heinemann. 320 pages
Genres: History, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction

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Most of these spies were revealed by Soviet defectors, and Bower concludes that ``if British Intelligence had relied only upon its own resources, without the CIA's assistance, neither MI5 nor SIS would ever have discovered a single Soviet spy in Britain.'' White's achievement in all this was to p...

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The only person to serve successively as chief of MI5 and SIS, Sir Dick White (1909-1993) dominated British intelligence for 35 years.

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