From France’s brilliant secret agent transvestite to the infamous Cambridge spy ring, ‘The Puppet Masters’ offers an entertaining and thought-provoking insight into the work – and treacheries – of the spies who shaped history.
From the Old Testament’s honey-traps to WWII’s cryptography, from Elizabeth I to Osama bin Laden, the hidden hand of intelligence is exposed behind every critical decision.
In this revised and updated edition, John Hughes-Wilson...
More InfoCourage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays) by James B. Stockdale
When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
Author Robert Hobbs candidly shares his personal tragedy and emotional journey while developing a comprehensive how-to guide that all parents, loved ones, and members of the affected community must read. As this enthralling, true-story drama unfolds, readers will learn about heroin and how to...
More InfoPrince Rupert: The Last Cavalier by Charles Spencer
Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born in Prague in 1619, heir to a life of incredible privilege. But while he was still a baby, his father, Frederick V, lost his crown in an ill-judged battle against the Habsburg Emperor. Utterly defeated, the family was given just eight hours to flee Prague, and in their hurry to escape, the infant prince was left behind. He was only saved when a courtier conducted a final sweep of the deserted palace and found him crying, alone, on the floor of one of the rooms.
Thus began a life of exile and adventure, which would see the prince at the heart of some of the...
More InfoBeyond Top Secret U by Ewen Montagu
“Few fictional spy thrillers are as gripping as Ewen Montagu’s account of real-life British Intelligence operations during World War II.” Sunday Express
“My recollections of ‘The War to End Wars’ had convinced me that there were better ways of dying than in a modern army.”
A keen sailor in the years preceding the outbreak of World War II, Ewen Montagu joined the Navy’s supplementary reserve, hoping that they would find some use for him.
Following the emergence of his qualifications as a K.C. he found himself attached to the Admiralty and stepping into the shadowy world of British...
More InfoTrue Crime Stories Volume 6: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology) by Jack Rosewood
In the following true crime anthology, you will read about twelve true crime stories that have baffled investigators and captured the imagination of the public for years. Among some of the more shocking stories is a trio of mass murder cases from around the world. You will be intrigued to read about how Ronald DeFeo Junior mercilessly gunned down six members of his family in cold blood and how two other cases of mass murder that although not well-known in the United States, shocked the small countries where they took place. You will also follow the criminal investigations of some...
This is the untold story of the Falcon and the Snowman that chronicles the subsequent events in the lives of convicted American spies Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee.
In 1977, Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee were convicted of selling U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union.
Boyce was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment.
Lee received a life sentence.
The story of their crime, as told in the book and movie The Falcon and the Snowman, starring Sean Penn, was only the beginning of their ordeal.
More InfoThe Young Country Doctor Book 3: Bilbury Revels by Vernon Coleman
Bilbury Revels is the third in The Young Country Doctor series of books (though it can be read as an individual title) and continues the account of the doctor and his young wife, Patsy, who are settled happily at Bilbury Grange. Disaster strikes during a long, relentless storm which batters the village and blankets the whole area in a thick covering of snow. The doctor nearly loses his life and the village schoolteacher loses her cottage roof. The excitement really starts when the villagers join together to raise money to repair the devastated cottage. Vernon Coleman describes an old...