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Merchants of Treason
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 378

Merchants of Treason

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988
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  • Publisher: Unknown

A survey of U.S. intelligence failures from the Pueblo incident to the present

Possessed
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1

Possessed

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-11-11
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  • Publisher: BookCountry

"The Exorcist", a 1973 movie about a twelve-year-old girl possessed by the Devil, frightened people more than any horror film ever did. Many moviegoers sought therapy to rid themselves of fears they could not explain. Psychiatrists coined the term "cinematic neurosis" for patients who left the movie feeling a terrifying presence of demons. At the Washington premiere, a young woman stood outside the theater, trembling. "I come out here in the sunlight," she said, "and I see people's eyes, and they frighten me." Among the few moviegoers unmoved by the horror were two priests, Father William S. Bowdern and Father Walter Halloran, members of the Jesuit community at St. Louis University. "Billy c...

Rickover
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 121

Rickover

Hyman G. Rickover was not long removed from his Jewish roots in Poland when he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1922. After a respectable career spent mostly in unglamorous submarine and engineering billets, he took command of the U.S. Navy's nuclear propulsion program and revived his career, being retired--involuntarily--some thirty years later in early 1982. He was not only the architect of the nuclear Navy but also its builder. In the process, he erected a network of power and influence that rivaled those who were elected to high office, and that protected him from them when his controversial methods became objectionable or, as critics would suggest, undermined the nation's vital interests. Authors Thomas B. Allen and Norman Polmar, whose full-length biography of Rickover (in manuscript in 1981) was consulted by the Reagan Administration during the decision to remove him from active duty, are eminently qualified to write an essential treatment on the controversial genius of Admiral Rickover.

The Bonus Army
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The Bonus Army

In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some forty-five thousand veterans of World War I descended on Washington, D.C., from all over the country to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their wartime service. President Herbert Hoover, Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur, and others feared the protesters would turn violent after the Senate defeated the "bonus bill" that the House had passed. On July 28, 1932, tanks rolled through the streets as MacArthur's troops evicted the bonus marchers: Newspapers and newsreels showed graphic images of American soldiers driving out their former comrades in arms. Through seminal research, including interviews with the la...

Rickover
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 744

Rickover

Examines the life, career, controversies, accomplishments, and blunders of the man in charge of the Navy's nuclear power program for over 30 years.

The Shark Almanac
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

The Shark Almanac

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Lyons Press

Explores the biology, history, and diversity of sharks, including their evolution, mythology, commercial uses, and continued survival

Animals of Africa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Animals of Africa

From hunting lions to foraging baboons, from trekking elephants to balletic giraffes, animals in the wild have long fascinated man. This book celebrates the diversity of the African natural world with a lively text and more than 200 full-color photos.

Declassified
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Declassified

Culled from archives around the world, the 50 documents in Declassified illuminate the secret and often inaccessible stories of agents, espionage, and behind-the-scenes events that played critical roles in American history. Moving through time from Elizabethan England to the Cold War and beyond, noted author Tom Allen places each document in its historical and cultural context, sharing the quirky and little-known truths behind state secrets and clandestine operations. Each of seven chapters centers on one particular theme: secrets of war, the art of the double cross, spy vs. spy, espionage accidents, and more. Through support and access provided by the International Spy Museum in Washington,...

The Blue and the Gray
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Blue and the Gray

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992-08-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

"The American Civil War -- April to April, Sumter to Appomattox, 1861 to 1865 -- pervades the national conscience....It makes a great story...," writes Shelby Foote in his foreword to this volume. "I know of none since the Iliad that rivals it either in drama or in pathos...." The Blue and The Gray tells that story, the epic of the first great modern conflict. In so doing, it raises issues still of urgent concern in many lands today: What unifies a diverse nation? What justifies the formation of a new one? What sustains democracy and law in the range of the guns? What peace can follow the loss of 600,000 lives? Six chapters cover the conflict chronologically. Key characters in the saga are e...

War Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 402

War Games

Startling and disturbing, this is an up-to-date look at today's high-tech rehearsals for war. Political scenarios, military strategies and frightening, true-to-life maneuvers--all the games played by today's leaders are here, based on information gained through the Freedom of Information Act.