100 Deadly Skills
The Seal Operative's Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster: Survival Edition
Paperback ISBN: 1501143905
The retired Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills presents an essential guide to surviving today's emergencies, from navigating in the wild and enduring natural disasters to staying alive through a terrorist threat and applying trauma medicine as a first responder. Original.
63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
Paperback ISBN: 1616085711
The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-outbullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura. In this incredible collectionof actual government documents, Jesse Ventura, the ultimatenon-partisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He andDick Russell walk readers through sixty-three of the most incriminatingprograms to reveal what really happens behind the closeddoors. Witness as he breaks open the vault, revealing the truth: -The CIA's top-secret program to control human behavior, -Operation Northwoods—the military plan to hijack airplanesand blame it on Cuban terrorists -Potentially deadly healthcare cover-ups, including a denguefever outbreak -What the Department of Defense knows about our foodsupply—but is keeping mumyy Homeland Security's “emergency
Ace of Spies
The True Story of Sidney Reilly
Paperback ISBN: 0752429590
The amazing true story of the 1920s British agent who inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond. Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, and a cad who lived on his wits, thrived on danger, using women and killing where necessary.
Act of War
Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
Paperback ISBN: 0451466209
"In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking ex-submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested sailors in their teens and twenties. On a frigid January morning while eavesdropping near the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo was challenged by a North Korean gunboat. When Bucher tried to escape, his ship was quickly surrounded by more patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and forced to surrender. One American was killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his young crew were taken prisoner by one of the world's most aggressive and erratic totalitarian regimes. Less than forty-eight hours before the Pueblo's capture, North Korean commandos had nearly succeeded in assassinating South Korea's president in downtown Seoul. Together, the two explosive incidents pushed Cold War tensions toward a flashpoint as both North and South Korea girded for war-with fifty thousand American soldiers caught between them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. combat ships and aircraft to reinforce South Korea, while secretly trying to negotiate a peaceful solution to the crisis. Act of War tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions in North Korean prisons. Based on extensive interviews and numerous government documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, this book also reveals new details of Johnson's high-risk gambit to prevent war from erupting on the Korean peninsula while his negotiators desperately tried to save the sailors from possible execution. A dramatic tale of human endurance against the backdrop of an international diplomatic poker game, Act of War offers lessons on the perils of covert intelligence operations as America finds itself confronting a host of twenty-first-century enemies"--
Adventures of a British Master Spy
The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly
Paperback ISBN: 1849547181
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed across the Russian frontier on a mission to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restore the Czar. He vanished without a trace. The circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. This classic autobiography reveals the intriguing adventures and exploits of the man widely credited as being the original twentieth-century super-spy, inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was a womanizing British secret agent who claimed to be Irish but was in fact Russian. Awarded the Military Cross for his daring operations, he met his death in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation by the Soviet Secret Service.
An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
Paperback ISBN: 1451693397
The “lively and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich. Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans during World War II who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period. Scott Miller’s “absorbing and bracing” (The Seattle Times) Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments. Agent 110 is “a doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II” (Kirkus Reviews). “Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and those of the German resistance” (Booklist) to bring to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.
The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-day
Paperback ISBN: 0544035011
This true-life thriller describes Juan Pujol, a poultry farmer who opposed the Nazis and concocted a series of staggering lies that lead to his becoming one of Germany's most valued spies, who was really acting as a double-agent for the Allies. 35,000 first printing.
The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Hardcover ISBN: 1610396847
Drawing on declassified documents, family archives and original interviews, a biography follows the great MI5 spymaster and inspiration for the James Bond character M, who did more than any other to break up British fascism during World War II, and also reveals, for the first time in print, the names and stories of the men and women recruited by him. 25,000 first printing.
The Lives and Spies of Mi5's Maxwell Knight
Paperback ISBN: 1541724445
The fascinating, improbable true story of Maxwell Knight--the great MI5 spymaster and inspiration for the James Bond character M. Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history. He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations. Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.