Add a review for "GCHQ"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sun, 5 Jul 2020 17:31:11 +0000 (18:31 +0100)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sun, 5 Jul 2020 17:31:11 +0000 (18:31 +0100)
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-book:
-  author: Richard Aldrich
-  cover_image: gchq.jpg
-  isbn13: '9780007278473'
-  publication_year: '2010'
-  title: GCHQ
-plan:
-  date_added: '2020-06-26'
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+book:
+  author: Richard Aldrich
+  cover_image: gchq.jpg
+  isbn13: '9780007278473'
+  publication_year: '2010'
+  title: GCHQ
+plan:
+  date_added: '2020-06-26'
+review:
+  date_read: 2020-07-05
+  format: hardback
+  rating: 5
+---
+
+A detailed history of British signals intelligence, which eventually leads to GCHQ, although the book starts in the First World War (before even Bletchley Park).
+It's drawn from declassified sources, and has lots of stories I hadn't heard before.
+
+Packed with detail and information; I took lots of notes and enjoyed reading throughout.
+The stories provide enough context for me to follow – for example, explaining political events that I'd heard of but didn't know about in detail.
+Some familiarity with British political history would help, but it's not required.
+
+Strong recommend for anybody interested in the history of British espionage.