Spies in the Congo

Spies in the Congo
Author: Susan Williams
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 1610396553
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spies in the Congo Book Excerpt:

In the 1940s, the brightest minds of the United States and Nazi Germany raced to West Africa with a single mission: to secure the essential ingredient of the atomic bomb -- and to make sure nobody saw them doing it Albert Einstein told President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 that the world's only supply of uniquely high-quality uranium ore -- the key ingredient for bomb -- could be found in the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo at the Shinkolobwe Mine. Once the US Manhattan Project was committed to developing atomic weapons for the war against Germany and Japan, the rush to procure this uranium became a top priority -- one deemed "vital to the welfare of the United States." But covertly exporting it from Africa posed a major risk: the ore had to travel via a spy-infested Angolan port or 1,500 miles by rail through the Congo, and then be shipped by boats or Pan Am Clippers to safety in the United States. It could be poached or smuggled at any point on the orders of Nazi Germany. To combat that threat, the US Office of Strategic Services sent in a team of intrepid spies, led by Wilbur Owings "Dock" Hogue, to be America's eyes and ears and to protect its most precious and destructive cargo. Packed with newly discovered details from American and British archives, this is the gripping, true story of the unsung heroism of a handful of good men -- and one woman -- in colonial Africa who risked their lives in the fight against fascism and helped deny Hitler his atomic bomb.

Spies in the Congo

Spies in the Congo
Author: Williams
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1787380653
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spies in the Congo Book Excerpt:

Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America’s desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic bomb. The Shinkolobwe mine in the Belgian Congo was the most important deposit of uranium yet discovered anywhere on earth, vital to the success of the Manhattan Project. Given that Germany was also working on an atomic bomb, it was an urgent priority for the US to prevent uranium from the Congo being diverted to the enemy — a task entrusted to Washington’s elite secret intelligence agents. Sent undercover to colonial Africa to track the ore and to hunt Nazi collaborators, their assignment was made even tougher by the complex political reality and by tensions with Belgian and British officials. A gripping spy-thriller, Spies in the Congo is the true story of unsung heroism, of the handful of good men — and one woman — in Africa who were determined to deny Hitler his bomb.

Spies in the Congo

Spies in the Congo
Author: A. Susan Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Atomic bomb
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spies in the Congo Book Excerpt:

"In the 1940s, the brightest minds of the United States and Nazi Germany raced to West Africa with a single mission: to secure the essential ingredient of the atomic bomband to make sure nobody saw them doing it,"--Amazon.com.

Congo a Spy Guide

Congo a Spy Guide
Author: IBP USA Staff,USA International Business Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-02-07
ISBN: 9781433007842
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo a Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

Congo A "Spy" Guide - Strategic Information and Developments

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide
Author: IBP USA Staff,USA International Business Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-02-07
ISBN: 9781433007897
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

Congo Democratic Republic A "Spy" Guide - Strategic Information and Developments

Congo a Spy Guide

Congo a Spy Guide
Author: USA (PRD) International Business Publications,Usa Ibp
Publsiher: International Business Publications USA
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780739731697
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo a Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

Strategic & practical info on government, national security, army, foreign and domestic politics, conflicts, relations with the US, international activity, economy, technology, mineral resources, culture, traditions, government and business contacts

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide
Author: USA (PRD) International Business Publications,Usa Ibp
Publsiher: International Business Publications USA
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780739759899
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Democratic Republic a Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

Strategic & practical info on government, national security, army, foreign and domestic politics, conflicts, relations with the US, international activity, economy, technology, mineral resources, culture, traditions, government and business contacts

Congo Stories

Congo Stories
Author: John Prendergast,Fidel Bafilemba
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 1455584614
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Stories Book Excerpt:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba--with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation. The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighborhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And now, finally, there are human rights movements led by young people in the United States and Europe building solidarity with Congolese change-makers in support of dignity, justice, and equality for the Congolese people. As a result, the way the world deal with Congo is finally changing. Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo to document some of the stories not only of the Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country but also of young Congolese people overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and help take care of their families. Through Gosling's photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, Congo Stories provides windows into the history, the people, the challenges, the possibilities, and the movements that could change the course of Congo's destiny. Chosen by Amazon as the Best Book of the Month for December 2018 in Biographies & Memoirs, History, and Nonfiction. Featuring the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

White Malice

White Malice
Author: Susan Williams
Publsiher: Hurst Publishers
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1787385825
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Malice Book Excerpt:

Accra, 1958. Africa’s liberation leaders have gathered for a conference, full of strength, purpose and vision. Newly independent Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and Congo’s Patrice Lumumba strike up a close partnership. Everything seems possible. But, within a few years, both men will have been targeted by the CIA, and their dream of true African autonomy undermined. The United States, watching the Europeans withdraw from Africa, was determined to take control. Pan-Africanism was inspiring African Americans fighting for civil rights; the threat of Soviet influence over new African governments loomed; and the idea of an atomic reactor in black hands was unacceptable. The conclusion was simple: the US had to ‘recapture’ Africa, in the shadows, by any means necessary. Renowned historian Susan Williams dives into the archives, revealing new, shocking details of America’s covert programme in Africa. The CIA crawled over the continent, poisoning the hopes of 1958 with secret agents and informants; surreptitious UN lobbying; cultural infiltration and bribery; assassinations and coups. As the colonisers moved out, the Americans swept in—with bitter consequences that reverberate in Africa to this day

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage Spies and Secret Operations

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage  Spies  and Secret Operations
Author: Richard Trahair
Publsiher: Enigma Books
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 1936274264
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage Spies and Secret Operations Book Excerpt:

The only comprehensive and up-to-date book of its kind with the latest information.

Atomic Africa

Atomic Africa
Author: Susan Williams
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 9781541768291
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atomic Africa Book Excerpt:

African Independence movements from former colonial powers were unsuccessful governments. But not because they lacked the skills. They were systematically undermined by one nation: the US. This is the sweeping history of how, over a few vital years, African Independence was strangled at birth. In 1958 in Accra, Ghana, the Hands Off Africa conference brought together the leading figures of African independence in a public show of political strength and purpose, inspired by the example of Ghana itself which, under the charismatic leadership of Kwame Nkrumah, had just thrown off the British colonial yoke - the first African nation to do so. It was moment heady with promise for independence movements across Africa, and for all those who believed colonialism was a moral aberration. Among the supporters of African independence were some of the leading figures of the American Civil Rights movement. Malcolm X was in Accra and Martin Luther King used Nkrumah's speech as the basis for his own "Free At Last" speech, so clear were the parallels between their own struggle for political equality in the US with that of the African Nations. W. E. B. Du Bois moved to Ghana, inspired by the future of independent Africa. Yet among the many official messages of support received by the conference one nation was conspicuously quiet, despite its historic and public opposition to colonialism. America had vowed to dismantle the British Empire. Yet it was strangely silent about Hands Off Africa. Vice President Nixon did attend the celebrations in Ghana and asked a group of black people, "How does it feel to be free?"They answered: "We wouldn't know. We're from Alabama". The conference was also attended by a slew of strange societies, most promising support for African independence. They, however, were not all they seemed. Many were fronts, and behind them was the CIA. The CIA was in favor of the end of the British Empire but much less sure about what it wanted to replace it. A pan-African independence movement, one susceptible to Soviet entreaties, looked like a security threat. So the agency prepared to move in as Africa's colonizers moved out. Their baleful influence would be felt from South Africa (they tipped off the apartheid regime so that Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962) to Congo (where the firebrand prime minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered, one of any Africa leaders who died prematurely).

The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread
Author: Ravi Somaiya
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 1455536539
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Thread Book Excerpt:

LONGLISTED FOR THE ALCS "GOLD DAGGER" AWARD FOR NON-FICTION CRIME WRITING Uncover the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in this true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century. On September 17, 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld boarded a Douglas DC6 propeller plane on the sweltering tarmac of the airport in Leopoldville, the capital of the Congo. Hours later, he would be found dead in an African jungle with an ace of spades playing card placed on his body. Hammarskjöld had been the head of the United Nations for nine years. He was legendary for his dedication to peace on earth. But dark forces circled him: Powerful and connected groups from an array of nations and organizations—including the CIA, the KGB, underground militant groups, business tycoons, and others—were determined to see Hammarskjöld fail. A riveting work of investigative journalism based on never-before-seen evidence, recently revealed firsthand accounts, and groundbreaking new interviews, The Golden Thread reveals the truth behind one of the great murder mysteries of the Cold War.

Queen of Spies

Queen of Spies
Author: Paddy Hayes
Publsiher: Prelude Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 0715650440
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen of Spies Book Excerpt:

The only biography of Britain's celebrated female spy – now fully updated with previously classified materials. From being raised in a Tanzanian shack, to attaining MI6's most senior operational rank, Daphne Park led a highly unusual life. Drawing on first-hand accounts of intelligence workers close to agent Park, Hayes reveals how she rose in a male-dominated world to become Britain's Cold War spy master. With intimate, nail-biting details Queen of Spies captures both the paranoia and on-the-ground realities of intelligence work from the Second World War to the Cold War, and the life of Britain’s celebrated female spy.

Ike s Spies

Ike s Spies
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN: 0307946614
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ike s Spies Book Excerpt:

This classic Cold War-era history looks at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America’s secret operations as general and as commander in chief and is based on privileged access to the president and his private papers—from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial bureaucrat, but behind that public face, he ran the most efficient espionage establishment in the world, overseeing assassination plots, the growth of the CIA, and the overthrow of governments. This book gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most ambitious secret operations in American history, including the 1954 overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán’s government of Guatemala; Operation AJAX, which toppled Iran’s Mossadegh; and the U-2 flights over Russia. Some of Ike’s most conspicuous intelligence missteps are also discussed, including the failure to predict the German attack during the Battle of the Bulge and the tragic encouragement of freedom fighters in Hungary, Indonesia, and Cuba. Ike’s Spies is indispensible to anyone interested in the development of America’s Cold War spy operations.

Katanga 1960 63

Katanga 1960 63
Author: Christopher Othen
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 0750965800
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Katanga 1960 63 Book Excerpt:

In King Leopold II’s infamous Congo ‘Free’ State at the turn of the century, severed hands became a form of currency. But the Belgians didn’t seem to have a sense of historical shame, as they connived for an independent Katanga state in 1960 to protect Belgian mining interests. What happened next was extraordinary. It was an extremely uneven battle. The UN fielded soldiers from twenty nations, America paid the bills, and the Soviets intrigued behind the scenes. Yet to everyone’s surprise the new nation’s rag-tag army of local gendarmes, jungle tribesmen and, controversially, European mercenaries, refused to give in. For two and a half years Katanga, the scrawniest underdog ever to fight a war, held off the world with guerrilla warfare, two-faced diplomacy and some shady financial backing. It even looked as if the Katangese might win. Katanga 1960 tells, for the first time, the full story of the Congolese province that declared independence and found itself at war with the world.

Who Killed Hammarskj ld

Who Killed Hammarskj  ld
Author: Susan Williams
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780190873974
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Killed Hammarskj ld Book Excerpt:

One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century, and one with huge political resonance, is the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his UN team in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961. Just minutes after midnight, his aircraft plunged into thick forest in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), abruptly ending his mission to bring peace to the Congo. Across the world, many suspected sabotage, accusing the multi-nationals and the governments of Britain, Belgium, the USA and South Africa of involvement in the disaster. These suspicions have never gone away. British High Commissioner Lord Alport was waiting at the airport when the aircraft crashed nearby. He bizarrely insisted to the airport management that Hammarskjold had flown elsewhere -- even though his aircraft was reported overhead. This postponed a search for so long that the wreckage of the plane was not found for fifteen hours. White mercenaries were at the airport that night too, including the South African pilot Jerry Puren, whose bombing of Congolese villages led, in his own words, to 'flaming huts . . . destruction and death'. These soldiers of fortune were backed by Sir Roy Welensky, Prime Minister of the Rhodesian Federation, who was ready to stop at nothing to maintain white rule and thought the United Nations was synonymous with the Nazis. The Rhodesian government conducted an official inquiry, which blamed pilot error. But as this book will show, it was a massive cover-up that suppressed and dismissed a mass of crucial evidence, especially that of African eye-witnesses. A subsequent UN inquiry was unable to rule out foul play - but had no access to the evidence to show how and why. Now, for the first time, this story can be told. Who Killed Hammarskjold follows the author on her intriguing and often frightening journey of research to Zambia, South Africa, the USA, Sweden, Norway, Britain, France and Belgium, where she unearthed a mass of new and hitherto secret documentary and photographic evidence.

Congo Democratic Republic A Spy Guide

Congo  Democratic Republic A  Spy  Guide
Author: International Business Publications Staff,Global Investment and Business Center, Inc. Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN: 9780739770399
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Democratic Republic A Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

Congo A Spy Guide

Congo A  Spy  Guide
Author: International Business Publications Staff,Global Investment and Business Center, Inc. Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN: 9780739770382
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo A Spy Guide Book Excerpt:

White Malice

White Malice
Author: SUSAN. WILLIAMS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 9781787385559
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Malice Book Excerpt:

Accra, 1958. Africa's liberation leaders have gathered for a conference, full of strength, purpose and vision. Newly independent Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah and Congo's Patrice Lumumba strike up a powerful alliance. Everything seems possible. But, within less than a decade, both men will have been targeted by the CIA, and their dream of true African autonomy destroyed. The US intelligence agency, watching the Europeans withdraw from Africa in the middle of the Cold War, was determined to take control. Pan-Africanism was inspiring African Americans in their fight for civil rights; the threat of Soviet influence loomed over new African governments; and the idea of an atomic reactor in black hands was unacceptable. The conclusion was simple: the US had to 'recapture' Africa from the shadows, by any means necessary. In White Malice, renowned historian Susan Williams dives into the archives, revealing new, shocking details of America's covert programme to undermine African independence. The CIA crawled over the continent, poisoning the hopes of 1958 with secret agents, informants and surveillance; surreptitious lobbying at the UN; cultural infiltration and bribery; assassinations and coups. As the colonisers moved out, the Americans swept in--with bitter consequences that reverberate in Africa to this day.

Let the Record Speak for Itself

Let the Record Speak for Itself
Author: Asian Peoples' Anti-communist League (India)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 137
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Espionage, Russian
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let the Record Speak for Itself Book Excerpt: