Ashenden; Or,The British Agent

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Maugham collects his series of stories about Ashenden, the less-than-glamorous secret agent. Founded on Maugham's own experiences in the British Secret Service during World War I, Ashenden is a writer-turned-spy who finds that espionage can often get grubby.

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Then-Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte walks the hallways of the Threat Operations Center inside the National Security Agency in 2006. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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