Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and
Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and Espionage
Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and Espionage
Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and Espionage

Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and Espionage

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The study of espionage is an endlessly fascinating subject. It’s a practice that is as old as human society, and how it is conducted reveals much about the nations, agencies, and people that are involved.

One of the darkest sides of espionage is covert action. Oftentimes an agency or government isn’t content to merely observe and report on international developments; they also want to steer those developments in a manner that benefits them, to the detriment of their target. Because of the covert nature of these activities, many intelligence agencies have developed unique and fiendish weapons that can either kill silently, or be disguised as an innocuous item, or both. This type of covert action has been described differently by those who use it. The Russians call it mokroye delo, or “wet work”. The CIA at one point used the euphemism “terminate with extreme prejudice”. But whatever it’s called, the act of covert assassinations has been used extensively throughout history.

Collected here are dozens of the fascinating weapons used in clandestine operations, along with the history of their development, deployment, and use in real world operations, where such information has come to light. Some of these designs were built and tested but found to be insufficient for operational use, while others were used all over the world to great, and terrible, effect, and became mainstays of covert operations within their respective organizations.
 
64 Chapters, 285 Pages, autographed by author.

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11/16/2022
Anonymous
United States
I recommend this product

Great conversation starter

What do you get the shooter/history buff/world traveller in your life that already has everything? This book can spark the interest of anyone remotely interested in firearms or the interesting past of the spy world. Those that are well-versed in these subjects will have plenty of information and stories to enjoy that they certainly haven't heard before. Highly recommend.

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10/16/2022
Alex W.
United States United States

Great read

It was great. Even got a second copy as a gift for my father.

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09/07/2022
Dan
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Unique is an understatement

Amazing book with a lot of amazing items

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08/29/2022
Fernando C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Book

Always was intrigued with the world of espionage. And this book as well as the True Stories are great! Can’t wait to finish both books.

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08/24/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
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Excellent!

Very informative and a great attention grabber for students!