The Secrets of the FBI
Paperback ISBN: 0307719707
The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how the FBI caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst and how the FBI breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught. From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time. From the Hardcover edition.
Unbuilding the World Trade Center
Paperback ISBN: 0865476756
Traces the monumental efforts of the cleanup crew at the site of the World Trade Center collapse, discussing the physical details of the collapse and deconstruction, citing the political factors that contributed and documenting the human side of the effort. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
A Rage for Order
The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS
Hardcover ISBN: 0374252947
" In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyanrebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord. "--
The CIA Responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee's Study of Its Detention and Interrogation Program
Paperback ISBN: 1591145872
Presents a rebuttal to the executive summary of the CIA's detention and interrogation tactics, including eight essays from former senior CIA officials supporting and explaining the government's aggressive interrogation program after the September 11 attacks.
How to Break a Terrorist
The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq
Hardcover ISBN: 1416573151
A U.S. military interrogator describes his work in Iraq and his innovative approach that replaces torture with empathy, a procedure that he used to gain the intelligence information required to bring down Abu Musab Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
It Is About Islam
Paperback ISBN: 1501126121
#1 bestselling author and radio host Glenn Beck exposes the real truth behind the roots of Islamic extremism in Muslim teachings in this sharply insightful handbook that debunks commonly held assumptions about Islam and the dream of a renewed caliphate. From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself. Drawing on quotes from the Koran and the hadith, as well as from leaders of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood, Glenn Beck seeks to expose the true origins of Islamic extremism as well as the deadly theological motivations behind these agencies of destruction. Using the same unique no-holds-barred style from his bestselling books Control andConform, Glenn Beck offers straight facts and history about the fundamental beliefs that inspire so many to kill.
Lords of Secrecy
The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare
Hardcover ISBN: 1568587457
A Harper's magazine and website writer argues that the rise of the National Security State is compromising American democracy, citing misuses of secrecy while explaining why the public needs access to inappropriately classified information.
The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Paperback ISBN: 0452298962
Reveals the high-stakes maneuvers and bureaucratic infighting of the military commanders involved in the Afghan War, describing patrol missions into the Afghan hinterlands and late-night sessions of military advisors.
The Looming Tower
Al Qaeda And the Road to 9/11
Hardcover ISBN: 037541486x
Exploring both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks interweaves the stories of four men--Al Qaeda leaders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden, FBI counterrorism head John O'Neill, and Prince Turki al-Faisal, former chief of Saudi intelligence--in the story of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the attacks. 40,000 first printing.
The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas
Hardcover ISBN: 0795344317
Following recent Israeli-Palestinian conflicts in Gaza, the author makes a defense against international criticism of Israel, arguing that Israel is obligated to protect its citizens and that its strategy can serve as a model for other democracies fighting terrorism.