W&N History / Current Affairs HB / TPB May £20.00 / £14.99 320pp 978 0 297 87173 6 / 978 0 297 60945 2 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87174 3
‘The Art of Betrayal is the best post-1949 account of British intelligence that I have read’ – Alan Judd, Spectator
GORDON CORERA Intercept The Secret History of Computers and Spies
From Bletchley Park to GCHQ, the NSA and China in the twenty-first century, this is the story of electronic espionage. The computer age was born in secret. Under the intense pressure of the Second World War and in the confines of Britain’s code-breaking establishment at Bletchley Park, the work of men like Alan Turing led to the creation of electronic espionage. It was a breakthrough that helped win the war, but it also had a profound effect on today’s hyper-connected world. Intercept is the previously untold – and previously highly classified – story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera’s compelling narrative takes us from the First World War to the Internet age, with shocking revelations about the extent of espionage carried out today. Using his unique access to GCHQ, the NSA and Chinese officials as well as senior executives from some of the most important companies around the world, Corera has gathered stories from heads of state, hackers and spies of all stripes to focus on the new space in which the worlds of industrial and individual espionage, geopolitics, diplomacy, science and technology collide. Gordon Corera has presented major documentaries for the BBC on cybersecurity, GCHQ and the NSA. He is the author of the The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service. He is the only journalist to have reported from inside both the NSA and GCHQ.
Location: Tooting, London Available for interview @gordoncorera
W&N Non-Fiction / Current Affairs • May 2015