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For nearly 50 years American intelligence agents had been decoding thousands of Soviet messages, uncovering an enormous range of espionage activities carried out against the USA during World War II by its own allies. This is an analysis of the Venona Project and some of the messages.With this new volume, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr build upon their groundbreaking work in The Secret World of American Communism and solidify their reputations as the foremost historians of Soviet espionage in America. In Venona, they provide a detailed study of how the United States decrypted top-secret...
Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world. The Craftsman engages the many...
"In Molyneux's skillful hands, the story comes alive in a new way that humanizes Judas and provides insight into the life of Jesus...Emotionally intense and intricately plotted, this provocative novel profiles Judas in unexpected ways." - Library Journal
"It is better that one man die, than for Israel to be destroyed." - The High Priest
Rome is waging a "culture war" against all things Jewish, seeking to wipe away Israelite identity, culture, and faith. Revolt simmers in Judea and Galilee, as common Israelites chafe under Roman rule. Conflict rages between the various Jewish parties. Plots...
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.
Armies are invariably accused of preparing to fight the last war. Nagl examines how armies learn during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared in organization, training, and mindset. He compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960 with that developed in the Vietnam Conflict from 1950-1975, through use of archival sources and interviews with participants in both conflicts. In examining these two events, he argues that organizational culture is the key variable in determining the success or failure of...
Six Times More Explosive Than 'Making A Murderer'!
"John Ferak has carved his necessary true-crime niche with another fascinating exploration of unalloyed evil in overlooked places, and a dysfunctional judicial system. A chilling piece of journalism." —Ron Franscell, author of THE DARKEST NIGHT and MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH
From The Bestselling Author of BODY OF PROOF and DIXIE'S LAST STAND
Everyone felt the same way: small-town Nebraska widow Helen Wilson didn’t have an ounce of meanness inside her body. Then on February 5, 1985, one of the coldest nights on record, the unthinkable happened....
For two long periods in modern history — from 1714 to 1760 and from 1837 to 1901 — the sovereign in London looked upon the British and the Germans as peoples inseparably connected, with a common heritage and with similar interests to maintain on the Continent.
Close connections between the great ruling houses of Britain and Germany have existed since even before the time of the Hanoverians. In these centuries the affairs of these royal households have played a decisive role in political events and international diplomacy.
Germanic influence in England does not exist today, but the bond is...
*Includes excerpts from Blind Harry's epic poem about the life of William Wallace.
*Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a table of contents.
“A false usurper sinks in every foe
And liberty returns with every blow.” – Blind Harry
William Wallace is one of the most famous freedom fighters in history, and over 700 years after his death he is still remembered as Scotland’s beloved hero. But while the movie Braveheart helped make him a household name, and he is commemorated across Scotland as a natural leader and a loyal son of his homeland, he is...
'The First World War had begun - imposed on the statesmen of Europe by railway timetables. It was an unexpected climax to the railway age.'
A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed historians of the twentieth century.
His most provocative legacy was his insistence on the roles of accident and inadvertence in the outbreak of both world wars.
First published in 1969, his book 'War by Timetable' still resonates and informs debates.
'War By Timetable' is a history of the mobilisation of the armies of the Great Powers in 1914. Taylor not only argues that the circumstances were already set...
Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice.
The aftermath of World War Two, 1945.
A world awaits justice.
Yanked from routine army duty to serve as an interpreter at Nuremberg, Sebastian Reinhardt, a young German-American, seems fated to be intimately involved with the lives and deaths of others.
In hearing the stories of the infamous Nazi killers and war makers, he encounters not only the towering figures of that dark history — among them Albert Speer, Hermann Goering, and the untried shadow of Adolf Hitler — but also those from his own dark history as the lives of his ancestors become vitally...