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Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage
  

Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage (Paperback)

By Javers, Eamon

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Explores the dangerous and combustible power spies hold over international business. This title presents the story of Allan Pinkerton, the nation's true private eye, and extends through the annals of a rich history that includes tycoons and playboys, presidents and FBI operatives... read full description below.

ISBN 9780061697210
Barcode 9780061697210
Published 6 May 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780061697210
ISBN-10 0061697214
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperBusiness
Publication Date 6 May 2011
International Publication Date 1 March 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Javers, Eamon
Category Crime & Criminology
International Business
Business Strategy
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Business intelligence, Espionage
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.168
Catalogue Code 196098

Description of this Book

In this penetrating work of investigative and historical journalism, Eamon Javers explores the dangerous and combustible power spies hold over international business. Intelligence companies and the spies they employ are setting up fake Web sites to elicit information, trailing individuals and mirroring travel itineraries, Dumpster-diving in household and corporate trash, using ultra sophisticated satellite surveillance to spy on facilities, acting as impostors to take jobs within companies or to gain access to corporations, concocting elaborate schemes of fraud and deceit, and hacking e-mail and secure computer networks. The work of this industry can be ingenious, but it also raises crucial moral and legal questions in a world where global conflicts are as likely to be corporation versus corporation as they are to be nation versus nation. This globalized industry is not a recent phenomenon, but rather a continuation of a fascinating history. The story begins with Allan Pinkerton, the nation's first true private eye, and extends through the annals of a rich history that includes tycoons and playboys, presidents and FBI operatives, CEOs and accountants, Cold War veterans and military personnel. Built on exclusive reporting and unprecedented access, this book features accounts of Howard Hughes' private CIA, the extensive spying that took place in a battle between two global food companies, and interviews with some of the world's top corporate surveillance experts.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Turns out there are far more cloaks and quite a few more daggers in this country than most of us realized. That's one of the many lessons of this terrific book. Eamon Javers is as talented a writer as he is a reporter. What a great read. --Tucker Carlson

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Author's Bio

A Washington reporter for CNBC, Eamon Javers was previously a correspondent for Politico and a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek. The recipient of an award from the Medill School of Journalism for his investigative reporting, Javers has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two children.

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