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The Resource The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

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The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
Title
The spy who couldn't spell
Title remainder
a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan--known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. In December of 2000, FBI Special Agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C., office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate, offering to sell classified United States intelligence. The offer, and the threat, were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U.S. reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Rooting out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security"--
  • "Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as the "Spy Who Couldn't Spell." In December 2000,] FBI special agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C, office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters offering to sell classified United States intelligence from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate. The offer and the threat were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about US reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Routing out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced, true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security"--
Title
The spy who couldn't spell
Creator
Summary
An award-winning journalist traces the true story of the FBI's hunt for ingenious traitor Brian Regan, whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages that nearly collapsed America's military security were made more baffling by his apparent dyslexia
Subject
Genre
Pace
Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10540361
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.1/31
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B48 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1200
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
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Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
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spy who couldnt spell
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a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBIs hunt for Americas stolen secrets
Label
The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tip -- Traitor unmasked -- The roots of dysfunction -- A desperate plan -- Spy hunt -- Nabbed -- Decipher this -- A convoluted cover-up -- The search for buried secrets -- Mr. Eighty Percent
Control code
5827694
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592409006
Lccn
2016012584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950519378
  • (OCoLC)950519378

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