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By Monique De Vosjoli, P. L. Thyraud de Vosjoli. 1975
L'auteur, lui-même ex-agent secret, nous révèle les dessous des services secrets français. Quelques individus prononcent secrètement, sans appel, des sentences… de mort dont l'exécution est scientifiquement préparée par un comité compose d'experts en assassinat. Le tout est fait au nom de la République française et aux frais des contribuables. On croit rêver et pourtant les faits sont là. Descriptions régulières de violence. 1975.
By Jonathan Manthorpe. 2019
Claws of the Panda tells the story of Canada’s failure to construct a workable policy towards the People’s Republic of… China. In particular the book tells of Ottawa’s failure to recognize and confront the efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media, and to exert control over Canadians of Chinese heritage. Claws of the Panda gives a detailed description of the CCP’s campaign to embed agents of influence in Canadian business, politics, media and academia. The party’s aims are to be able to turn Canadian public policy to China’s advantage, to acquire useful technology and intellectual property, to influence Canada’s international diplomacy, and, most important, to be able to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians and others it considers dissidents. The book traces the evolution of the Canada-China relationship over nearly 150 years. It shows how Canadian leaders have constantly misjudged the reality and potential of the relationship while the CCP and its agents have benefited from Canadian naivete.
By Nicholas Redfern. 2019
More and more people are beginning to realize that we are being manipulated and lied to. We are denied access… to secrets that shouldn't be secrets. Our politicians obfuscate, deny, and outright lie. No one knows whom to trust. The nightly news is being replaced by carefully orchestrated propaganda. Our iPhones are monitored as are our laptops and our landlines. As for social media, that too is ripe for spying by men in black suits. No wonder, then, that the last few years have seen an incredible rise in conspiracy theories about deceptions and cover-ups. They range from the controversial to the shocking and from the nightmarish to the downright terrifying. From the dark agendas to restrict our access to the Internet and even ban books to suppressing cancer cures to ensure the pharmaceutical industry continues to reap gigantic profits and the murder of politicians, scientists, world leaders, and even Princess Diana in the name of national security, this book reveals dozens of nefarious conspiracies, plots, hidden agendas, and betrayals
By Frederick Porter Hitz. 2004
A study of how the literature of espionage compares with its actual practice, written by a former CIA officer. Hitz… concludes that in most instances truth is more surprising and peculiar than fiction. For espionage fans interested in an insider's assessment of the reality behind the entertainment. Some strong language. 2004.
Over 200 years ago, Mary Jones longed to have a Bible of her own. After saving for six years, she… set off on a 50 mile journey with the hope that she would be able to buy a bible and bring it home becoming one of the inspirations behind the founding of the British & Foreign Bible Society. For grades 5-8. 2000.
By Gregg Lewis, Deborah Shaw Lewis. 2002
By Andy Greenberg. 2019
From Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg comes the true story of the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite… team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage In 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more brazen, including the first-ever blackouts triggered by hackers. The attacks culminated in the summer of 2017, when the malware known as NotPetya was unleashed, penetrating, disrupting, and paralyzing some of the world's largest companies-from drug manufacturers to software developers to shipping companies. At the attack's epicenter in Ukraine, ATMs froze. The railway and postal systems shut down. Hospitals went dark. NotPetya spread around the world, inflicting an unprecedented ten billion dollars in damage-the largest, most devastating cyberattack the world had ever seen. The hackers behind these attacks are quickly gaining a reputation as the most dangerous team of cyberwarriors in history: Sandworm. Working in the service of Russia's military intelligence agency, they represent a persistent, highly skilled, state-sponsored force, one whose talents are matched by their willingness to launch broad, unrestrained attacks on the most critical infrastructure of their adversaries. They target government and private sector, military and civilians alike. A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, Sandworm considers the danger this force poses to our national stability and security. As the Kremlin's role in meddling in the 2016 election, manipulating foreign governments, and sparking chaos comes into greater focus, Sandworm exposes the realities not just of Russia's global digital offensive, but of an era where warfare ceases to be waged on the battlefield. It reveals how the line between digital and physical conflict, between wartime and peacetime, have begun to blur-with world-shaking implications.
By Amaryllis Fox. 2019
Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the… CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At twenty-one, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the president. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At twenty-two, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover-the most difficult and coveted job in the field as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent-an impossible to put down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion.
By Stephen Kinzer. 2019
The bestselling author of All the Shah's Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw… the CIA's secret medical experiments of the 1950s and '60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA's master magician and gentlehearted torturer-the agency's "poisoner in chief." As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace-including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb's reckless experiments on "expendable" human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.
By Antony Beevor. 2004
Russian Olga Chekhova was the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov and a famous Nazi-era film actress who was closely associated… with Hitler. After fleeing Bolshevik Moscow for Berlin in 1920, she was allegedly recruited by her composer brother Lev to become a Soviet spy - a career she spent her entire postwar life denying. Nevertheless, she ingeniously played powerful figures off against each other to survive the revolution, the war, and Stalin's purges. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
By David Stafford, J. L Granatstein. 1990
This history of espionage in Canada takes the reader from the days before World War II, when Canadian Intelligence mainly… spied on leftists, to the modern-day plundering of this country's technology by the Soviets. 1990.
By Paul M Beckingham. 2005
A compelling and rigorously honest account of unimaginable suffering forged detail-by-excruciating-detail in Kenya and Vancouver into a whole and holy… life. The magnificence of the story itself is matched by the magnificence of the writing. 2005.
By Mary Haskett. 2008
By Oluf Reed Olsen, F. H Lyon. 1952
In June 1986, Edward Lee Howard became the first CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union. Howard became angry… after being fired from his job with the CIA and decided to defect to Moscow, thus destroying the CIA's Moscow network. c1989.
By Phillip Knightley. 1986
By Hermann Zolling, Heinz Höhne. 1972
By Wolfgang Lotz. 1972
As the top Israeli agent in Egypt, the author lived the life of a German horsebreeder who mingled in high… society until he was caught. Imprisoned in Cairo for three years, he was saved by the Six Day War of 1967. 1972.
By Richard Cléroux, Joseph-Aimé Valcourt. 1993
By Philippe-L. Thyraud De Vosjoli. 1972
Le 18 octobre '63, Lamia, agent secret, envoie sa démission au General de Gaulle. Convaincu de l'infiltration soviétique au sein… du cabinet français, désavoue par son propre gouvernement, il n'a pas d'autre choix que d'agir en solitaire. 1972.