Spycraft

Spycraft
Author: Robert Wallace,H. Keith Melton,Henry R. Schlesinger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN: 1440635307
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spycraft Book Excerpt:

An unprecedented history of the CIA's secret and amazing gadgetry behind the art of espionage In this look at the CIA’s most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs—much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public. The CIA’s Office of Technical Service is the ultrasecret department that grappled with challenges such as: What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? What is an invisible photo used for? These amazingly inventive devices were created and employed against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions—including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and continuing terrorist threats. Written by Robert Wallace, the former director of the Office of Technical Service, and internationally renowned intelligence historian Keith Melton, Spycraft is both a fantastic encyclopedia of gadgetry and a revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage. “The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present.”—Wired “Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book.”—The Washington Times “This is a story I thought could never be told.”—JAMES M. OLSON, former chief of CIA counterintelligence

Spycraft

Spycraft
Author: H. Keith Melton,Henry Robert Schlesinger,Robert Wallace
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN: 1446497763
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spycraft Book Excerpt:

Secret instructons written in invisible ink. Cigarettes that fire bullets. Covert communications slipped inside dead rats. Subminature cameras hidden in ballpoint pens. If these sound like the stuff of James Bond's gadget-master Q's trade, think again. They are all real-life devices created by the CIA's Office of Technical Services. Now, in the first book ever written about this ultrasecretive department, the former director of the OTS gives us an unprecedented look at the devices and operations from the history of the CIA - including many deemed 'inappropriate for public disclosure' by the CIA just two years ago. Spycraft tells amazing life and death stories about this little-known group, much of which has never before been revealed. Against the backdrop of some of the most critical international events of recent years - including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the war on terror - the authors show the real techinical and human story of how the CIA carried out its most secret missions.

Spycraft

Spycraft
Author: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003-11
ISBN: 9781865155890
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spy Craft

Spy Craft
Author: James Adams
Publsiher: Brady
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781566864251
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Craft Book Excerpt:

The game opens up with the assassination of a Russian presidential candidateThe tools the player will use in analyzing the assassination wil be the same tools used in analyzing the Kennedy assassination. The player gets to play as a real CIA agent, going through all the clues, puzzles and more to find the answers he/she needs.

Better Mousetrap 3e Deluxe

Better Mousetrap 3e Deluxe
Author: Steven Trustrum
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 0987910620
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Mousetrap 3e Deluxe Book Excerpt:

This is the colour, distribution version. Better Mousetrap is an extensive supplement for the Mutants & Masterminds 3e rules. Written by Steven Trustrum, contributor to the DC Adventures product line, and illustrated by industry veteran, Eric Lofgren, this massive sourcebook covers everything from how to create interesting, challenging super-villains to new game mechanics (advantages, extras, flaws, Expertise variations, and more), to entirely new rules that will help you take your game to a new level of excitement.

Studies in Intelligence

Studies in Intelligence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Intelligence service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Disguise

In Disguise
Author: Ryan Ann Hunter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN: 1582703833
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Disguise Book Excerpt:

Looks at the history's most daring women, including profiles of such figures as Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman, CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and Chinese Revolution-era spy Eva Wu.

Joint Task Force Africa

Joint Task Force  Africa
Author: David E. Meadows
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-03-01
ISBN: 1101220635
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joint Task Force Africa Book Excerpt:

In war-torn West Africa, the terrorist leader Abu Alhaul and his followers are on the run, pursued by the equally merciless forces of the African National Army—whose goal of a united Africa is achieved by the wholesale slaughter of any who oppose them. When a reconnaissance plane from Amphibious Force Two is hit by a missile, four men are forced to bail out into the middle of a jungle bloodbath—and the hunt is on for the American prey. Admiral Dick Holman knows that any move he makes could ignite a political powder keg. But he also knows that the only way to save his men is to go in and get them out. “On a par with Tom Clancy.”—Milos Stankovic “Meadows will have you turning pages and thinking new thoughts.”—Newt Gingrich

Wordcraft Applied Qualitative Data Analysis QDA

Wordcraft  Applied Qualitative Data Analysis  QDA
Author: Vincent E. Faherty
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2009-11-11
ISBN: 9781412967631
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wordcraft Applied Qualitative Data Analysis QDA Book Excerpt:

Wordcraft: Applied Qualitative Data Analysis: Tools for Public and Voluntary Social Services is a practical text that helps students and social service personnel better evaluate agency programmes through the use of various qualitative documents which most agencies currently have readily available. In order to fully evaluate an agency programme, qualitative and quantitative methods should be considered. Agencies have a wealth of data in narrative and textual format which also must be evaluated in order to gain a complete picture of the agency's performance. These documents include case intake forms, exit summaries, social histories, case progress notes, and more. This book aims to provide a straight forward guide to performing meaningful qualitative analysis, in a step-by-step approach. The second half of the book contains actual case illustrations of the various methods with actual published articles from SAGE journals. Each case will contain margin notes, introductory remarks, and a complete discussion following the case.

Can I Be Rare Too

Can I Be Rare  Too
Author: KJ Hannah Greenberg
Publsiher: Bards and Sages Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-04-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can I Be Rare Too Book Excerpt:

National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents Can I Be Rare, Too?, book five of the KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. This volume features almost five dozen of her flash fiction and short stories featuring a quirky cast of characters both human and anthropomorphic.

Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computer games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spy Sites of Philadelphia

Spy Sites of Philadelphia
Author: H. Keith Melton,Robert Wallace
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 1647120187
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Sites of Philadelphia Book Excerpt:

Throughout its history, Philadelphia has been home to international intrigue and some of America’s most celebrated spies. This illustrated guidebook reveals the places and people of Philadelphia’s hidden history, inviting the reader to explore over 150 spy sites in Philadelphia and its neighboring towns and counties.

Professor Stewart s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Professor Stewart s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
Author: Ian Stewart
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1847654320
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professor Stewart s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries Book Excerpt:

Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor Stewart's fans, the Casebook follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalised in the phrase 'Watsup, Doc?'). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for reasons known only to Dr Watsup, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is 'The Case of the Face-Down Aces', a mathematical magic trick of quite devilish cunning... Ranging from one-liners to four-page investigations from the frontiers of mathematical research, the Casebook reveals Professor Stewart at his challenging and entertaining best.

The Eye of the Crown

The Eye of the Crown
Author: Kristin M.S. Bezio
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 1000640280
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Crown Book Excerpt:

This volume discusses the development of governmental proto-bureaucracy, which led to and was influenced by the inclusion of professional agents and spies in the early modern English government. In the government’s attempts to control religious practices, wage war, and expand their mercantile reach both east and west, spies and agents became essential figures of empire, but their presence also fundamentally altered the old hierarchies of class and power. The job of the spy or agent required fluidity of role, the adoption of disguise and alias, and education, all elements that contributed to the ideological breakdown of social and class barriers. The volume argues that the inclusion of the lower classes (commoners, merchants, messengers, and couriers) in the machinery of government ultimately contributed to the creation of governmental proto-bureaucracy. The importance and significance of these spies is demonstrated through the use of statistical social network analysis, analyzing social network maps and statistics to discuss the prominence of particular figures within the network and the overall shape and dynamics of the evolving Elizabethan secret service. The Eye of the Crown is a useful resource for students and scholars interested in government, espionage, social hierarchy, and imperial power in Elizabethan England.

The Psychology of Spies and Spying

The Psychology of Spies and Spying
Author: Adrian Furnham,John Taylor
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 1803139897
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Spies and Spying Book Excerpt:

The Psychology of Spies and Spying tells the story of the people involved in spying: the human sources (agents) who betray their country or organisation and the professional intelligence officers who manage the collection and reporting process. It provides a rigorous psychological analysis of the personality and motivation of individuals involved in spying. This book shows the importance of developing trust between agents and handlers, between agencies and their government and ultimately the public. It shows how agent handlers, operating in environments of complete secrecy, need to manage dark side behaviours because agents are selected for their access to secrets, not for their qualities. It explains why motivation is rarely simple since it is invariably a combination of many issues.It explains how fiction writers are good at developing plots and the characterisation of spies, but few capture the motivation of agents well. Finally spy gadgets and techniques are also described in detail. Included are twelve agent case studies in which most were motivated by ideology, had significant misfortune in their youth and offered their services rather than being coerced into betrayal. The Psychology of Spies and Spying promotes the view that in the world of intelligence, it is trust not betrayal which dominates the mindset.

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress Case Studies in Legislative Leadership

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress  Case Studies in Legislative Leadership
Author: Maxmillian Angerholzer III,James Kitfield,Christopher P. Lu,Norman Ornstein
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN: 1440832005
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress Case Studies in Legislative Leadership Book Excerpt:

Published in partnership with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, this book offers insightful examinations of congressional success and failure from the New Deal to today by leading political scholars and journalists. This analysis identifies lessons learned throughout history relevant to present and future politics. • Offers compelling analysis of congressional policy and decision-making that enables readers to understand the potential impact on future politics • Analyzes congressional relations with the executive branch, including power balance, successes, and points of conflict with the White House • Addresses major domestic programs from the New Deal through No Child Left Behind • Includes National Security and foreign policy case studies from World War II through the post-9/11 world as well as short biographies of Congress' most influential leaders • Examines Congress' greatest spheres of influence and how these have changed over the years and considers how major congressional battles arose, were reconciled, and had lasting effects

The Battle Of Corrin

The Battle Of Corrin
Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN: 1848943423
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle Of Corrin Book Excerpt:

The universal computer mind Omnius has retreated to its last stronghold, where it plots a devastating new strategy that could undo the victories of the Butlerian Jihad. The surviving Titans are creating new lieutenants to do their will when at last they return to attack the human beings they once ruled. In the years of peace too many of mankind have forgotten that their machine enemies never sleep. But some have forgotten nothing - and learned from their triumphs. The brilliant military commander Vorian Atreides, son of a Titan, has the gift of long life from his terrifying father and knows the machines' minds better than any man alive. Norma Cenva, the genius inventor of humanity's best defences, dreams of new discoveries that will make man invincible. And on the windswept desert planet Arrakis, the power that can give them victory waits. The authors of PRELUDE TO DUNE have written the triumphant climax to the history of the Dune universe: the story most eagerly anticipated by its readers. 'If you're familiar with the Dune universe it is oddly compelling. This is a successful space opera that spins in a few genuine surprises.' Locus

The Tao of Deception

The Tao of Deception
Author: Ralph D. Sawyer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-02-13
ISBN: 0786722231
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Deception Book Excerpt:

The history of China is a history of warfare. Wars have caused dynasties to collapse, fractured the thin fasade of national unity, and brought decades of alien occupation. But throughout Chinese history, its warfare has been guided by principles different from those that governed Europe. Chinese strategists followed the concept, first articulated by Sun-tzu in The Art of War, of qi (ch'i), or unorthodox, warfare. The concept of qi involves creating tactical imbalances in order to achieve victory against even vastly superior forces. Ralph D. Sawyer, translator of The Art of War and one of America's preeminent experts on Chinese military tactics, here offers a comprehensive guide to the ancient practice of unorthodox warfare. He describes, among many other tactics, how Chinese generals have used false rumors to exploit opposing generals' distrust of their subordinates; dressed thousands of women as soldiers to create the illusion of an elite attack force; and sent word of a false surrender to lure enemy troops away from a vital escape route. The Tao of Deception is the book that military tacticians and military historians will turn to as the definitive guide to a new, yet ancient, way of thinking about strategy.

Treason

Treason
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Curious Fox
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1782020446
Category: Children's stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treason Book Excerpt:

Love and treason

Love and treason
Author: William Freeland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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