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Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board / Vince Houghton.

By: Houghton, Vince.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Profile Books, 2019Description: 296 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1788163303; 9781788163309.Subject(s): Military research -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Espionage, American -- History -- 20th century | StrategyDDC classification: 355/.0709730904 Summary: Bomb-carrying bats. Poisoned flower arrangements. Cigars laced with mind-altering drugs. Listening devices implanted into specially-trained cats. A torpedo-proof aircraft carrier made out of ice and sawdust. And a CIA plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon... just because.In Nuking the Moon, Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator at the International Spy Museum, collects the most inspired, implausible and downright bizarre military intelligence schemes that never quite made it off the drawing board. From the grandly ambitious to the truly devious, they illuminate a new side of warfare, revealing how a combination of desperation and innovation led not only to daring missions and brilliant technological advances, but to countless plans and experiments that failed spectacularly.
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Non-Fiction (NEST) 355.07 HOU Checked out 17/03/2020

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Agent Zigzag meets The Book of Heroic Failures and The GCHQ Quiz Book .

Includes bibliographical references.

Bomb-carrying bats. Poisoned flower arrangements. Cigars laced with mind-altering drugs. Listening devices implanted into specially-trained cats. A torpedo-proof aircraft carrier made out of ice and sawdust. And a CIA plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon... just because.In Nuking the Moon, Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator at the International Spy Museum, collects the most inspired, implausible and downright bizarre military intelligence schemes that never quite made it off the drawing board. From the grandly ambitious to the truly devious, they illuminate a new side of warfare, revealing how a combination of desperation and innovation led not only to daring missions and brilliant technological advances, but to countless plans and experiments that failed spectacularly.