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Riassunto: The longtime head of French intelligence analyzes the post-Cold War world, concluding that the new power struggle is between the Western industrial nations and the developing nations. Tour. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
From Kirkus Reviews: A curious but compelling account by Count de Marenches, for 11 years (1970-81) the head of the French intelligence service, and Andelman, longtime Paris correspondent for The New York Times and CBS News. Though de Marenches claims that ``the Fourth World War has already begun''--a war, waged by ``small, highly deadly units of terrorists,'' that has ``the very real prospect of ending civilization, at least Western civilization, as we know it''- -there's very little information here to back this claim. Equally odd is his treatment of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, for he asserts that the Russians still harbor dreams of world domination and that conservative Communists have put aside billions of dollars to continue their secret war. As a memoir, however, the book contains a good deal of sage advice and some significant revelations. Among the latter are that, after de Marenches learned that the US was about to devalue the dollar in 1971, the Central Bank of France accumulated enormous profits by quietly selling dollars and buying francs; that French Intelligence carried out more than 40 operations along the lines of the Entebbe raid during de Marenches's tenure, including the overthrow of Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Empire; that during the 1970's, against the count's advice, terrorists operating out of French territory, even targeting its European allies, were not disturbed, provided that no operations took place in France; and that de Marenches sent secret emissaries to Rome to warn the Pope of hard intelligence that the Soviet leadership had decided to kill him, a warning that was dismissed out of hand. A mixed bag, but rewarding for its insider's discussion of French intelligence operations and for its friendly look at the deficiencies of American intelligence. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and ...
Casa editrice: William Morrow & Co
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0688092187I3N00
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2721479
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Codice libro della libreria 3IIEND000A0E
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0688092187
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Company, 1992. Hardcover. 281 p. Index. Comte de Marenches was a former head of French intelligence. As longtime head of French intelligence, Count de Marenches served as confidant and advisor to the world's most powerful men. Now, in this gripping and often shocking book, written with veteran news commentator David Andelman, he describes his life in global intelligence from World War II to the present--and delivers a chilling warning for our times. Very good in very good dust jacket. Publisher's ephemera laid in. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Codice libro della libreria 65642
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806880921844.0
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020688092187
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010688092187
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110688092187
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0688092187