9781643750439-1643750437-Spies of No Country: Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad

Spies of No Country: Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad

ISBN-13: 9781643750439
ISBN-10: 1643750437
Edition: Reprint
Author: Friedman, Matti
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781643750439
ISBN-10: 1643750437
Edition: Reprint
Author: Friedman, Matti
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Friedman, Matti wrote Spies of No Country: Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad comprising 272 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1643750437 and 9781643750439. Since then Spies of No Country: Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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“Wondrous . . . Compelling . . . Piercing.” —The New York Times Book Review

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff—but it’s all true.


Journalist and award-winning author Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel--but it’s all true. The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage operations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities.

In 1948, with Israel’s existence hanging in the balance, these men went undercover in Beirut, where they spent the next two years operating out of a newsstand, collecting intelligence and sending messages back to Israel via a radio whose antenna was disguised as a clothesline. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war’s outbreak, five were caught and executed. But in the end, the Arab Section would emerge as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency.

Spies of No Country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, but it’s also about the complicated identity of Israel, a country that presents itself as Western but in fact has more citizens with Middle Eastern roots and traditions, like the spies of this narrative. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Spies of No Country is an eye-opening look at the paradoxes of the Middle East.
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