Political Science

Secret Alliances

Author: Tony Insall

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 966

In this extraordinary book, historian Tony Insall reveals how some of the most striking achievements of the Norwegian resistance were the detailed reports produced by intelligence agents living in the dangerous conditions of the country’s desolate wilderness. A definitive appraisal of Anglo-Norwegian WWII cooperation, Secret Alliances provides remarkable insights into the uniquely close political relationship that afforded powerful assistance for a successful resistance movement. Using previously unpublished archival material from London, Oslo and Moscow, Insall explores how SIS and SOE developed productive links with their Norwegian counterparts – and examines the crucial intelligence from the Security Service and Bletchley Park codebreakers who supported their sabotage operations. Offering dramatic details on operations such as gunnerside – which targeted the heavy water plant in Vemork in order to foil the Nazis’ plans to build an atomic bomb – and the sinking of the Tirpitz in November 1944, Secret Alliances is an authoritative new perspective on some of the most remarkable exploits of the Second World War.
History

The Secret Alliance

Author: Tad Szulc

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 621

Discusses Israel's rescue of more than two million Jews from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa since the end of World War II
History

Secret Allies in the Pacific

Author: Roland H. Worth, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 526

Even though the United States was still officially at peace prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it was secretly devising a chain of intelligence-sharing alliances with future allies in the impending war in the Pacific. This work is divided into four sections, which bring together bits and pieces of often isolated details about the intelligence alliance, allowing readers to gain a sense of how it came to exist, how it functioned and what were its limitations, often severe. Section One discusses the efforts of the Washington, Hawaii and Philippines units in breaking all cryptographic systems used by foreign powers. Section Two covers the roles of Canada and Australia, the secondary powers of the British commonwealth, the Dutch East Indies and China, the secondary independent powers, and other players in the Allied effort. Section Three concentrates on other covert intelligence sharing in London, Hawaii and the Philippines. Section Four ends the text with a discussion of the suppression and their revelation of the role of Great Britain.
Juvenile Fiction

Secret Alliance

Author: Jim Krueger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 943

When Tomo and Hana pursue deadly assassins who have returned to Earth to destroy the power of prayer, they learn that not all warriors fight with fists and swords.
Juvenile Fiction

Secret Alliance

Author:

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 745

Having entered Argon Falls, Hana meets her spoiler and grieves for people suffering under oppression. The time arrives to employ her skills and the Spirit Sword as she and Tomo pursue deadly assassins returning to earth to remove the source of protective prayer. As the struggle against evil and oppression continues in book five, Hana learns that, because of the power of prayer, not all warriors fight with fists and swords.
Fiction

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance

Author: Larry Millett

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 347

As the city of Minneapolis prepares for a visit from President William McKinley, someone else prepares for murder. On the day before the visit, a union activist is found hanged, naked, outside a ruined mansion. A placard around his neck reads “THE SECRET ALLIANCE HAS SPOKEN.” Who is the alliance? What does it want? How was the victim involved with the city’s corrupt mayor? And why did he possess a photograph of a prominent citizen in a compromising position? Shadwell Rafferty searches for answers, encountering bribery, corruption, union organizers, anarchists, and conspiracy, putting himself in danger. But as luck would have it, his old friends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are on their way. In this fourth installment of Larry Millett’s Minnesota Mystery series, Shadwell Rafferty commands center stage in a brand-new city. Packed with Millett’s signature historical and architectural detail, this book is deviously delightful.
Political Science

International Military Alliances, 1648-2008

Author: Douglas M. Gibler

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 1001

View: 707

The inaugural title in the Correlates of War series from CQ Press, this 2-volume set catalogs every official interstate alliance signed from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 through the early twenty-first century, ranking it among the most thorough and accessible reviews of formal military treaties ever published. Maps and introductions showcase the effects of alliances on the region or international system in century-specific chapters, while individual narratives and summaries of alliances simultaneously provide basic information, such as dates and member states, as well as essential insights on the conditions that prompted the agreement. Additionally, separate and/or secret articles are highlighted for additional context and interest. Supplementary features of this two-volume set include: A timeline cataloging major events in political and military history Guides listing allegiances by region and by century An alphabetical treaty index Maps illustrating political boundaries across the centuries International Military Alliances is an indispensable resource for any library serving students of law, politics, history, and military science.
Anarchism

Our Secret Alliance

Author: Cornelia Steketee Hulst

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anarchism

Page: 72

View: 569

History

Secret Intelligence

Author: Richard J. Aldrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 680

This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence. The subject of secret intelligence has never enjoyed a higher profile. The terrorist attacks of 9/11, Madrid and London, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the missing WMD, public debates over prisoner interrogation, and new domestic security regulations have all contributed to make this a ‘hot’ subject over the past decade. Aiming to be more comprehensive than existing books, and to achieve truly international coverage of the field, this book provides key readings and supporting material for students and course convenors. It is divided into four main sections, each of which includes full summaries of each article, further reading suggestions, and student questions: The intelligence cycle Intelligence, counter-terrorism and security Ethics, accountability and control Intelligence and the new warfare Comprising essays by leading scholars in the field, Secret Intelligence will be essential reading both for students and for anyone wishing to understand the current relationship between intelligence and policy-making.
Political Science

Treacherous Alliance

Author: Trita Parsi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

View: 696

U.S. foreign policy expert Trita Parsi untangles the complex and often duplicitous relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States.
History

The Pirates' Pact

Author: Douglas Burgess

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 445

The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism? Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer of the “Golden Age of Piracy” enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess combines true tales of derring-do with groundbreaking research in this fascinating history.
Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

Author: Eleanor Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 350

Super-smart Julian Calendar thinks starting junior high at a new school will mean he can shed his nerdy image-but then he meets Ben and Greta, two secret scientists like himself! The three form a secret club, complete with a high-tech lair. There, they can work to their hearts content on projects like the Stink-O-Meter, the Kablovsky Copter, and the Nightsneak Goggles. All that tinkering comes in handy when the trio discovers an evil scientist's dastardly plan to rob a museum. Can three inventors, armed with their wacky creations, hope to defeat this criminal mastermind?
History

Mafia Allies

Author: Timothy Newark

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 424

How the rise and ultimate defeat of Fascism in Italy affected the Mafia—a provocative and little-known chapter in the history of WWII, and of organized crime.
History

The Age of Progress

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 524

(18711929) The Age of Progress covers the latter decades of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th. Building on the advances of the industrial revolution, this "post-revolutionary" period is similarly defined by remarkable technological and industrial innovation. An era of firstssteel bridges, sewing machines, bicycles, typewriters, radios, automobiles, airplanes, electric light bulbs, the telephone, photography, and the first motion picturethe Age of Progress gave birth to unprecedented modes of productivity, transportation, and communication. Thomas Alva Edison, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Charles Darwin are among the historic figures discussed. Special emphasis is given to the sociology of industrial advancementmost notably the development of leisure. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys included.