• Gideon's Spies

  • The Secret History of the Mossad
  • By: Gordon Thomas
  • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (243 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be surrounded by myth and mystery as does the Mossad. Created in 1951 to ensure the future of an embattled Israel, Mossad is responsible for the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counterterrorism, and assassination. To some, Mossad is the precise and at times lethal instrument of Israel's will, a fiercely dedicated group of men and women: an elite intelligence arm. To others, Mossad is a fearsome intelligence organization loyal only to those who can control it: a shadowy ruthless cabal of spies. But no one has ever gotten close enough to Mossad to know the truth. Until now.
Gideon's Spies documents the Mossad's deepest secrets from the end of the Cold War to the present day. You'll learn how the Mossad undercut the CIA's position as the Vatican's prime intelligence source, how TWA Flight 800 was ruthlessly exploited by the Mossad, and most explosive of all, Mossad's involvement in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayad. Gideon's Spies reveals the Mossad as it truly is: brilliant, ruthless, flawed, but ultimately awesome.
©1999 by Gordon Thomas, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By despinne on 07-02-03

Hatchet Job?

One of the first things on this tape is the suggestion that since Israel formed the Mossad after 1948, they have been involved deeply in every major event in world's history, including the Kennedy assassinations and the death of Princess Diana. Immediately, every piece of information divulged in the entire book becomes suspect. There is such a wealth of evildoings listed and discussed that one must believe it was written to bring down the Mossad, not elevate it. Every country is self-serving and must have its spies, and they all have their dirty tricks and unspeakable events, but I came away with the feeling that the Mossad is the worst of them all... which must mean the most successful? I simply do not feel any sense of balance in this book. Surely the Mossad is involved in patriotic activities as well as international snooping? I give it 3 stars for whatever may be true. I would not use this for a reference book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ed IsReal on 03-25-11


Inmensely compelling and authentic. This book leaves you thinking about the events for weeks after.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 12-07-17

great read on spies

I really enjoyed this insightful view in the Spy world especially the Israeli and histrionic events I remember seeing on T.V.

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