Henry Crumpton - St Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year Award 2013

Henry Crumpton's “The Art of Intelligence : Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service”, “a thoughtful, reflective view on the role of intelligence and the CIA in a very challenging environment, by a highly respected recent retiree of the Clandestine Service,” has won the second St Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year Award.

Rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques and the ruthless nature of the transnational adversary are all given measured consideration and will be instructive for even the best-informed,” commented Chairman of the judges, author and intelligence expert Nigel West at the London hotel, Tuesday 19 March, when awarding the £3,000 prize.

Image: His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent (right) with Chairman of the judges, Nigel West at last year’s awards ceremony for the St Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year.


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