Maggie's Hammer: How Investigating The Mysterious Death Of My Friend Uncovered A Netherworld Of Illegal Arms Deals, by Geoffrey GilsonMaggie's Hammer: How Investigating The Mysterious Death Of My Friend Uncovered A Netherworld Of Illegal Arms Deals, by Geoffrey Gilson

Maggie's Hammer: How Investigating The Mysterious Death Of My Friend Uncovered A Netherworld Of…

byGeoffrey Gilson

Paperback | August 28, 2015

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In November 1988, Hugh John Simmonds CBE, Margaret Thatcher’s favorite speechwriter and the author’s best friend, boss and political mentor, turned up dead in a woodland glade a few miles from their sleepy suburban hometown 20 miles west of London. To learn why his best friend was murdered, Geoffrey Gilson journeyed into the dangerous world of international arms deals, covert intelligence operations and high-level political corruption and discovered a secret that explains much of contemporary history.
 
A quest for truth which, after 20 years of high-risk adventure coupled with painstaking research and firsthand interviews, uncovered the ugly reality that, for some 30 years, the various governments of Great Britain have loaned their country’s military and intelligence services to the United States, allowing presidents from Reagan to Obama to pursue their covert foreign and military policies without the encumbrance of congressional oversight.
Geoffrey Gilson was for 10 years active in the British Conservative Party, up to and including the national level. He trained as a lawyer, and pursued a commercial career in public relations. Currently, he is focusing on his creative interests, and resides in a small mill town in central North Carolina, where he also advocates on socia...
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Title:Maggie's Hammer: How Investigating The Mysterious Death Of My Friend Uncovered A Netherworld Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2015Publisher:Trine DayLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:163424009X

ISBN - 13:9781634240093

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“The parade of the military-political characters from the Thatcher years, an almost palpable smell of the growing British arms industry in the period . . . kept me going . . . right to the end. The author may be correct and has uncovered a significant and hitherto unknown set of SIS [British Intelligence] ops in the Middle East in support of US policy in the 1980s.” —Robin Ramsay, co-founder and editor, Lobster magazine