The Duke and the Assassin

The Duke and the Assassin
  • Author : Heather Slade
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-06-24
  • ISBN : 1953626319

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The Lord and the Spy

The Lord and the Spy
  • Author : Heather Slade
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-08-19
  • ISBN : 1953626343

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MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909–1945

MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909–1945
  • Author : Nigel West
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2020-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781526755759

MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909–1945 Book Review:

The author of GCHG describes covert missions that “are worthy of spy fiction, but the entire book is utterly fascinating and informative. Brilliant!” (Books Monthly) Written by the renowned expert Nigel West, this book exposes the operations of Britain’s overseas intelligence-gathering organization, the famed Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and traces its origins back to its inception in 1909. In this meticulously researched account, its activities and structure are described in detail, using original secret service documents. The main body of the book concerns MI6’s operations during the Second World War, and includes some remarkable successes and failures, including how MI6 financed a glamorous confidant of the German secret service; how a suspected French traitor was murdered by mistake; how Franco’s military advisors were bribed to keep Spain out of the war; how members of the Swedish secret police were blackmailed into helping the British war effort; how a sabotage operation in neutral Tangiers enabled the Allied landings in North Africa to proceed undetected; and how Britain’s generals ignored the first ULTRA decrypts because MI6 said that the information had come from “a well-placed source called BONIFACE.” In this new edition, operations undertaken by almost all of MI6’s overseas stations are recounted in extraordinary detail. They will fascinate both the professional intelligence officer and the general reader. The book includes organizational charts to illustrate MI6’s internal structure and its wartime network of overseas stations. Backed by numerous interviews with intelligence officers and their agents, this engaging inside story throws light on many wartime incidents that had previously remained unexplained. “[An] extraordinary book.” —The Daily Telegraph “Fascinating reading.” —Firetrench

Clover Park Charmers Complete Boxed Set Books 1-6 (Steamy Romantic Comedy)

Clover Park Charmers Complete Boxed Set Books 1-6 (Steamy Romantic Comedy)
  • Author : Kylie Gilmore
  • Publisher : Extra Fancy Books
  • Pages : 1500
  • Relase : 2021-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781646580859

Clover Park Charmers Complete Boxed Set Books 1-6 (Steamy Romantic Comedy) Book Review:

Six hilarious feel-good romances! Enjoy a frenemies-to-lovers romance, a rock star romance, and a brainy virgin with a devoted alpha of her own! All of the Clover Park Charmers series in one boxed set. The Clover Park Charmers Complete Boxed Set includes: Almost Over It, Almost Married, Almost Fate, Almost in Love, Almost Romance, and Almost Hitched. Each is a stand-alone story with some Clover Park series favorites popping up too! Keywords: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, chick lit, funny romance, humorous romance, humorous fiction, women's fiction, series romance, series, family sagas, romance series, romance, romantic, family life, dating, humor, marriage, love, family life, friendship, Kylie Gilmore, USA Today bestselling author, sagas, romantic comedy series, friends to lovers romance, steamy romance, romance series, romance books, small town romance, smart romance, hot romance, geek romance, kylie gilmore romance, beach read, romcom, boxed set, box set, romance boxed set, anthologies, romance anthologies, romantic comedy boxed set

Inside Britain's MI6

Inside Britain's MI6
  • Author : Shaun McCormack
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 72
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0823938123

Inside Britain's MI6 Book Review:

Presents Britain's Military Intelligence 6 (MI6) as newly focused against terrorist networks throughout the world.

The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence

The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence
  • Author : Raymond J. Batvinis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : UOM:39015067639750

The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence Book Review:

Examines the United States- efforts to create and project a strong counterintelligence capability both at home and abroad during the 1930s. Several federal agencies, governmental departments, and military divisions vied for that role before it was eventually handed to the FBI. The author, a former FBI agent, chronicles the evolution, achievements, and failure of that effort.

Dark Webb: Books 1-3 Box Set

Dark Webb: Books 1-3 Box Set
  • Author : Harry Dayle
  • Publisher : Shelfless
  • Pages : 1000
  • Relase : 2018-06-21
  • ISBN :

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Japanese War Crimes and Related Topics: A Guide to Records at the National Archives

Japanese War Crimes and Related Topics: A Guide to Records at the National Archives
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Jeffrey Frank Jones
  • Pages : 1717
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Japanese War Crimes and Related Topics: A Guide to Records at the National Archives Book Review:

This finding aid will help researchers interested in Japanese war crimes, war criminals, and war crimes trials to navigate the vast holdings of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration at College Park (NARA). It will also be useful to anyone interested in military, intelligence, political, diplomatic, economic, financial, social, and cultural activities in the Far East during 1931-1951, as well as to those searching for information regarding Allied prisoners of war; the organization, functions, and activities of American and Allied agencies; and the Japanese occupation of countries and the American occupation of Japan. While not aimed at researchers interested in the strategic and tactical military and naval history of the war in the Far East, this finding aid may nevertheless be useful to those with such interests, if only to identify record groups and series of records that may bear on those topics. This finding aid covers records from over twenty record groups and includes materials declassified under the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-567) as well as records that were never classified and those declassified before the passage of the Disclosure Act. Because the process of identifying, declassifying, accessioning, and processing of records under the Act is taking place as this finding is being compiled, late arriving records may not be identified in this finding aid. Researchers should consult the IWG Web site (http://www.archives.gov/iwg/) for a complete and up-to-date list of records declassified under the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act. Federal agencies involved in the identification and declassification of relevant classified records ascertained that there were relatively few pertinent records that were still classified. Most relevant records were either never classified or were declassified decades before the Act and were already in NARA’s custody. While this finding aid’s coverage is broad, it is not comprehensive. Researchers may find other relevant series of records within the record groups mentioned or not mentioned. Researchers are encouraged to use other finding aids and consult with NARA staff to locate records of interest. In addition, the National Archives at College Park holds nontextual records (such as still photographs and motion pictures) that researchers may want to examine. Other NARA facilities hold many records and donated material related to World War II, including records related to the subjects covered in this finding aid. This is particularly true of the Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Harry S. Truman, and the Dwight D. Think of archives as vast mountain ranges of records with the archivists guiding the expeditions. Explorations on familiar, well-trodden paths produce new perspectives when examined with fresh eyes and imagination.

Researching Japanese War Crimes Records

Researching Japanese War Crimes Records
  • Author : Edward J. Drea
  • Publisher : Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Int
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : PURD:32754075470124

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The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set
  • Author : Rick Atkinson
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 2416
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781466855571

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set Book Review:

The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the War in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date.

Allied Intelligence Handbook to the German Army 1939–45

Allied Intelligence Handbook to the German Army 1939–45
  • Author : Stephen Bull
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2017-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781844864294

Allied Intelligence Handbook to the German Army 1939–45 Book Review:

What did the British or American soldier know about the German Army? Was this knowledge accurate - and just how did he know it? There have been several 'handbooks' of Second World War armies, but they never tell us exactly what the Allied soldier knew at the time, or how he was informed. This is of importance because it influenced both conduct on the battlefield, and the way in which the soldier thought about his enemy. The book explains the background history of the organisations involved, followed by short chapters based around a series of original documents. This puts the original into context and also discusses whether the document that follows was correct in the picture it painted, and what can be deduced about sources and the concerns of the intelligence officers who compiled the material. Most of the documents were produced at the time, by the British War Office or US War Department, and cover different aspects of the German Army, including tactics, weapons, and uniforms. Subjects include: Allied intelligence on the German Army from 1930 onwards, British SIS / MI6 and US Military Intelligence. The organisations responsible, how they worked, and how they changed very rapidly with the coming of war. The role of technology, modern – like the radio transmitter, ancient – as in scouring libraries and periodicals, reports on military manoeuvres and parades. Limitations of 'Ultra' The German army itself, from the tiny force left after Versailles, to the rapid expansion in the late 1930s. Innovation in tanks, tactics, machine guns, rocket weaponry. The problems of gathering intelligence, not just danger, but finance, asking the right questions and the limitations of reporting and distribution.

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy
  • Author : Russell A. Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 2008-07
  • ISBN : 9781134064441

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy Book Review:

This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (‘Church Committee’) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current ‘war on terror’. This report remains the most thorough public record of America’s intelligence services, and many of the legal boundaries operating on US intelligence agencies today are the direct result of reforms proposed by the Church Committee, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Church Committee also drew attention to the importance of constitutional government as a Congressional body overseeing the activities of the Executive branch. Placing the legacy of the Church Committee in the context of the contemporary debate over US national security and democratic governance, the book brings together contributions from distinguished policy leaders and scholars of law, intelligence and political science.

Battle for Malaya

Battle for Malaya
  • Author : Kaushik Roy
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2019-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780253044242

Battle for Malaya Book Review:

The historian and author of The Army in British India analyzes the British Indian Army’s devastating loss to the Imperial Japanese during WWII. The defeat of 90,000 Commonwealth soldiers by 50,000 Japanese soldiers made the World War II Battle for Malaya an important encounter for both political and military reasons. British military prestige was shattered, fanning the fires of nationalism in Asia, especially in India. Japan’s successful tactics in Malaya—rapid marches, wide outflanking movement along difficult terrain, nocturnal attacks, and roadblocks—would be repeated in Burma in 1942–43. Until the Allied command evolved adequate countermeasures, Japanese soldiers remained supreme in the field. Looking beyond the failures of command, Kaushik Roy focuses on tactics of the ground battle that unfolded in Malaya between December 1941 and February 1942. His analysis includes the organization of the Indian Army—the largest portion of Commonwealth troops—and compares it to the British and Australian armies that fought side by side with Indian soldiers. Utilizing both official war office records and personal memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories, Roy presents a comprehensive narrative of operations interwoven with tactical analysis of the Battle for Malaya.

Reprint and Circular Series of the National Research Council

Reprint and Circular Series of the National Research Council
  • Author : National Research Council (U.S.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 898
  • Relase : 1919
  • ISBN : UOM:39015035402919

Reprint and Circular Series of the National Research Council Book Review:

Military Intelligence

Military Intelligence
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112105117052

Military Intelligence Book Review:

Donovan and the CIA

Donovan and the CIA
  • Author : Thomas F. Troy
  • Publisher : Frederick, Md. : Aletheia Books
  • Pages : 650
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : IND:30000044923237

Donovan and the CIA Book Review:

"As conceived, this history was aimed at satisfying the need of employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, especially new or young professional ones, for a comprehensive and detailed account of the agency's origin. It was completed in 1975, classified SECRET, and reproduced in sets of 2 volumes each. The security classification has recently been reviewed, and the manuscript, shorn of no more than six typewritten pages of material, is now declassified. Thus released for leisurely reading outside the office, and printed in one volume, this history should better serve its original purpose."--Preface.

Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin

Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : UVA:X006092909

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The Laird Rams

The Laird Rams
  • Author : Andrew R. English
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 213
  • Relase : 2021-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781476643670

The Laird Rams Book Review:

Built in Birkenhead, England, in 1862 to 1865, the "Laird rams" were two innovative armored warships intended for service with the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. The vessels represented a substantial threat to Union naval power, and offered the Confederacy a potential means to break the Union blockade of the Southern coastline. During 1863, the critical year of the Confederacy's last hope of recognition by the British and French, President Lincoln threatened war with Britain if the ships ever sailed under Confederate colors. Built in some secrecy, then launched on the River Mersey under intense international scrutiny, the ships were first seized, and then purchased by Britain to avoid a war with the United States. These armored warships were largely forgotten after the Admiralty acquired them. Historians rarely mention these sister warships--if referred at all, they are given short shrift. This book provides the first complete history of these once famous ironclads that never fired a shot in anger yet served at distant stations as defenders of the British Empire.

British Military Intelligence in the Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918

British Military Intelligence in the Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918
  • Author : Yigal Sheffy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2014-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781135245702

British Military Intelligence in the Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918 Book Review:

Shortly after the end of the First World War, General Sir George Macdonagh, wartime director of British Military Intelligence, revealed that Lord Allenby's victory in Palestine had never been in doubt because of the success of his intelligence service. Seventy-five years later this book explains Macdonagh's statement. Sheffy also adopts a novel approach to traditional heroes of the campaign such as T E Lawrence.

Peacekeeping Intelligence

Peacekeeping Intelligence
  • Author : Robert David Steele
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : PSU:000058487495

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