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How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

David Omand

Published by: Viking

In this book, the former director of GCHQ reflects on how to think clearly, drawing on his long experience in the intelligence services to explain how we should order our thoughts, check our reasoning and make intelligent use of intelligence.  Historically informed and engagingly written, How Spies Think is brimming with insights, including into how to avoid misleading oneself, how to build and maintain lasting partnerships, and how to address digital subversion.”