Espionage
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The Seal Operative's Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition
The Seal Operative's Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster
Paperback      ISBN: 1501143905

From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today's emergencies--from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.

These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster.

Yesterday's survival guide is no longer relevant. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is what you need for today's world, combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand. This book is your essential prep manual, from securing shelter, building fire, finding food, and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a special forces solider so that you can survive a hostage situation, an active shooter, a suicide bomber, or a terrorist threat on the subway, and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder.

Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mindset of survival, 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is better than a Swiss Army knife whether you're lost at sea, forced to land a plane, fighting off a bear, or deciding whether to run, hide, or fight. Next to each skill are easy-to-grasp detailed illustrations, because when you need to survive the apocalypse, you don't have time for complicated instructions.
The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy
The 2001 Anthrax Deception
The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy
Paperback      ISBN: 0986073121

The 2001 anthrax letter attacks in the United States killed five people andwounded dozens. They were widely blamed on extremist Muslims andtheir backers and used to support the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.They were also used to justify and hasten the passage of the USAPATRIOT Act, which was being presented to Congress just as the firstanthrax victim grew ill.In October 2001, one of the hypotheses that gained ground was that ofthe Double Perpetrator, the claim that al-Qaeda was carrying out theattacks with the support of Iraq. Much evidence was put forth to supportthis Double Perpetrator hypothesis but independent scientists soondiscovered that the anthrax spores came from a domestic lab in the USserving the military and intelligence communities, not from al-Qaeda orIraq.The FBI then quickly claimed that an individual was responsible for theattacks and began noisily looking for this "lone wolf." In 2008 the Bureaunamed Dr. Bruce Ivins of the US Army Medical Institute of InfectiousDisease as the "anthrax killer." Although the FBI remains committed tothe Ivins hypothesis, the case has been disintegrating for the last threeyears. Currently, it is justly held in contempt not merely by scientists whoworked with Ivins but by many journalists as well as several US senators.But this raises the question: if Ivins did not commit this crime, who did?This book presents evidence to support the following points: (a) The anthrax attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, notby a "lone wolf." The attacks were, therefore, the result of a conspiracy-by definition a plan by two or more people, made in secret and resultingin an immoral or illegal act.(b) The group that carried out this crime consisted, in whole or in part, ofinsiders deep within the US state apparatus.(c) These insiders were the same people who planned the 9/11 attacks(d) The anthrax attacks were meant to facilitate a seizure of power by theexecutive branch of government through intimidation of Congress andUS civil society. They were also designed to achieve public acquiescenceto and support for the redefinition of US foreign policy, replacing the ColdWar with a new and aggressive global conflict framework, the Global Waron Terror

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
Paperback      ISBN: 1616085711
New York Times Bestseller Let Governor Jesse Ventura take you through the paperwork that the US government tried to keep secret from the world--JFK and Vietnam, chemical and biological warfare, Gulf War illness, warnings about 9/11, and more

The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura. In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Jesse Ventura, the ultimate non-partisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He and Dick Russell walk readers through sixty-three of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors. 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 airplanes and blame it on Cuban terrorists
  • Potentially deadly healthcare cover-ups, including a dengue fever outbreak
  • What the Department of Defense knows about our food supply--but is keeping mum
  • Homeland Security's "emergency" detention camps
  • Fake terrorist attacks planned by the United States

Although these documents are now in the public domain, the powers that be would just as soon they stay under wraps. Ventura's research and commentary sheds new light on what they're not telling you--and why it matters.
9/11 and Terrorist Travel: A Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
9/11 and Terrorist Travel
A Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 1577363418

Finally, the answer to the question people have asked since 9/11: How DID the terrorists enter the United States?"" Before 19 hijackers could commit the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they passed through U.S. border security 68 times. In all, they had 25 contacts with consular officers and 43 contacts with immigration and customs authorities -- none of whom suspected they were al Qaeda operatives. This book includes the complete staff report Time.com called ""tantalizing and important"" and represents important investigative work by the staff, providing substantial information and analysis not fully represented in The 9/11 Commission Report. Now for the first time in book form, this report includes o full color digital images of the travel documents used by the 9/11 hijackers o A chronology of the 9/11 terrorist travel operation and the hijackers' contacts with U.S. border officials oComplete, highly descriptive endnotes oDetailedappendices""

Abel: The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers
Abel
The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 1849549699

On 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was brought to Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, where he was to take part in the most famous prisoner exchange in history.

The man Powers was traded for was one Colonel Rudolf Abel, a cover name for KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher, one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the Cold War.

Abel/Fisher was born plain Willie Fisher in Newcastle upon Tyne, son to revolutionary parents who fled Tsarist oppression in Russia. Arriving in the newly formed Soviet Union in 1921, Fisher was trained as a spy and eventually sent to New York, where, posing as an artist, he ran the network that purloined America's atomic secrets.

In 1957, his luck ran out and he was arrested and sentenced to thirty years in prison. Six years later, the USSR's regard for Fisher was evidenced when they insisted on swapping him for the stricken Powers. The trade was negotiated by New York lawyer James Donovan, and Abel and Powers's story is dramatized in the Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies.

Tracing that story from the most unlikely of beginnings in Newcastle, to Moscow and beyond to the streets of New York, Abel is a singular and absorbing true story of Cold War espionage to rival anything in fiction.

Vin Arthey is a writer and researcher.

Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly
Ace of Spies
The True Story of Sidney Reilly
Paperback      ISBN: 0752429590

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 and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary--and unnecessary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the 20th century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic. Introducing new evidence gathered from an extraordinary range of sources, Andrew Cook tells the full story of Sidney Reilly's life. He proves conclusively who Reilly was, where he came from, and the truth behind his most daring exploits.

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
Act of War
Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
Paperback      ISBN: 0451466209
WINNER OF THE SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE

"I devoured Act of War the way I did Flyboys, Flags of Our Fathers and Lost in Shangri-la."--Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In 1968, the small, dilapidated American spy ship USS Pueblo set out to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Though packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, its crew, led by ex-submarine officer Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested young sailors.

On a frigid January morning, the Pueblo was challenged by a North Korean gunboat. When Bucher tried to escape, his ship was quickly surrounded by more boats, shelled and machine-gunned, forced to surrender, and taken prisoner. Less than forty-eight hours before the Pueblo's capture, North Korean commandos had nearly succeeded in assassinating South Korea's president. The two explosive incidents pushed Cold War tensions toward a flashpoint.

Based on extensive interviews and numerous government documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, Act of War tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions set against the backdrop of an international powder keg.
Adventures of a British Master Spy: The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly
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.

Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
Agent 110
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.
Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
Agent Garbo
The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0544035011

"The book presses ever forward down a path of historical marvels and astonishing facts. The effect is like a master class that's accessible to anyone, and Agent Garbo often reads as though it were written in a single, perfect draft."--The Atlantic

Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II. Posing as the Nazis' only reliable spy inside England, he created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents to life. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, when Garbo convinced the Germans that the Allied forces approaching Normandy were just a feint--the real invasion would come at Calais. Because of his brilliant trickery, the Allies were able to land with much less opposition and eventually push on to Berlin.

As incredible as it sounds, everything in Agent Garbo is true, based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol's family. This pulse-pounding thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception reveals the shocking reality of spycraft that occurs just below the surface of history.

"Stephan Talty's unsurpassed research brings forth one of the war's greatest agents in a must-read book for those who think they know all the great World War II stories." --Gregory Freeman, author of The Forgotten 500