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Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots best left on the drawing board

By: Houghton, Vince

1788163303 / 9781788163309
Paperback
07/11/2019
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United Kingdom
20 cm 296 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)

"Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." Mary RoachBomb-carrying bats.

Poisoned flower arrangements. Cigars laced with mind-altering drugs. Listening devices implanted into specially-trained cats.

A torpedo-proof aircraft carrier made out of ice and sawdust. And a CIA plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon ... just because. In Nuking the Moon, Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator at the International Spy Museum, collects the most inspired, implausible and downright bizarre military intelligence schemes that never quite made it off the drawing board.

From the grandly ambitious to the truly devious, they illuminate a new side of warfare, revealing how a combination of desperation and innovation led not only to daring missions and brilliant technological advances, but to countless plans and experiments that failed spectacularly.

Alternatively terrifying and hilarious, and combining archival research with newly-conducted interviews, these twenty-six chapters reveal not only what might have happened, but also what each one tells us about the history and people around it.

If 'military intelligence' makes you think of James Bond and ingenious exploding gadgets ... get ready for the true story.

BIC:

HBG General & world history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JPS International relations, JPSH Espionage & secret services, URD Privacy & data protection

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