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BROKER, TRADER, LAWYER, SPY

Eamon Javers

  • Original Title: BROKER, TRADER, LAWYER, SPY
  • Publication date: February 2010
  • Publisher: HARPERBUSINESS
  • Country: US
  • 320 print pages
  • Factual/Investigation

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21th century
  • Location setting: United States
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Moral dilemma, Double identity, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Capitalism, Power, Modernization, Corruption

Pitch

A work of investigative and historical journalism about the evolution of corporate espionage, exploring the dangerous and combustible power spies hold over international business, from the birth of the Pinkertons to Howard Hughes, from presidents to Cold War spies.

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A Washington reporter for CNBC, Eamon Javers was previously a correspondent for Politico and a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek. The recipient of an award from the Medill School of Journalism for his investigative reporting, Javers has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and the BBC.

Summary

Today's global economy has a dark underbelly. Using cutting-edge technology and age-old techniques of deceit and manipulation, corporate spies are the hidden puppeteers of globalized business. They control markets, determine prices, influence corporate decisions, and manage the flow of data and information of some of the world's biggest conglomerates. In an age when international conflicts are as likely to be corporation versus corporation as they are to be nation versus nation, the actions of these remarkably efficient covert operatives raise a host of crucial - and frightening - moral and legal questions.

In his alarming exposé, Eamon Javers recounts the sordid history of this hidden world - from Allan Pinkerton, America's first "private eye" through Howard Hughes's private CIA, to the shocking realities of a vast modern-day spying network with tentacles reaching into virtually every corner of the globe.


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  • Author’s biography

    A Washington reporter for CNBC, Eamon Javers was previously a correspondent for Politico and a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek. The recipient of an award from the Medill School of Journalism for his investigative reporting, Javers has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and the BBC. His books include BROKER, TRADER, LAWYER, SPY (2010), which revealed a never-before-reported CIA ​ policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.