Secret Wars

Secret Wars
Author: Austin Carson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0691204128
ISBN 13: 9780691204123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Wars Book Review:

Secret Wars is the first book to systematically analyze the ways powerful states covertly participate in foreign wars, showing a recurring pattern of such behavior stretching from World War I to U.S.-occupied Iraq. Investigating what governments keep secret during wars and why, Austin Carson argues that leaders maintain the secrecy of state involvement as a response to the persistent concern of limiting war. Keeping interventions “backstage” helps control escalation dynamics, insulating leaders from domestic pressures while communicating their interest in keeping a war contained. Carson shows that covert interventions can help control escalation, but they are almost always detected by other major powers. However, the shared value of limiting war can lead adversaries to keep secret the interventions they detect, as when American leaders concealed clashes with Soviet pilots during the Korean War. Escalation concerns can also cause leaders to ignore covert interventions that have become an open secret. From Nazi Germany’s role in the Spanish Civil War to American covert operations during the Vietnam War, Carson presents new insights about some of the most influential conflicts of the twentieth century. Parting the curtain on the secret side of modern war, Secret Wars provides important lessons about how rival state powers collude and compete, and the ways in which they avoid outright military confrontations.

The Secret War Spies Codes and Guerrillas 1939 1945

The Secret War  Spies  Codes and Guerrillas 1939   1945
Author: Max Hastings
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 0008133026
ISBN 13: 9780008133023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Spies Codes and Guerrillas 1939 1945 Book Review:

‘As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastings’s achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced the best single volume yet written on the subject’ Sunday Times ‘Authoritative, exciting and notably well written’ Daily Telegraph ‘A serious work of rigourous and comprehensive history ... royally entertaining and readable’ Mail on Sunday

The Secret War with Iran

The Secret War with Iran
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 141656490X
ISBN 13: 9781416564904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War with Iran Book Review:

For twenty-six years, Iran has waged an international terrorist war while the intelligence services of the West, led by Mossad and the CIA, have waged a relentless, mostly clandestine counter-jihad in return. Though Iran has become a quietly looming threat, little has been revealed about this intelligence-based war. Now, Ronen Bergman, Israel’s leading reporter and analyst of intelligence affairs, has written a full account of this secret war. He connected the dots of the long history of Iranian backed terrorist attacks, and revealed for the first time many classified operations against the Iranian terrorist network, including details about collaborations between Israel’s Mossad and the CIA and FBI; thrilling Mossad operations, the successful recruitment of top insiders of Iranian intelligence, who have disclosed a wealth of information about Iran’s nuclear program as well as it’s terrorist activities; and the use of ultra-sophisticated surveillance equipment to penetrate and damage Iranian targets. From the Iranian proxy Hizbollah’s planning of terrorists attacks from apartments in New York City, to Iran’s training of an army of work Iraqi insurgents in the techniques of suicide bombing and the making of improvised explosive devises, he showed Iran has steadily waged war against the West.

A Short Course in the Secret War

A Short Course in the Secret War
Author: Christopher Felix
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110413536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Course in the Secret War Book Review:

This now classic insider's look at international intelligence and secret operations, based in part on the author's own Cold War experience in Hungary after World War II, has been updated to include a new afterword featuring revelations of Raoul Wallenberg's fate, British turncoat Kim Philby, and much more.

The Secret War Against the Jews

The Secret War Against the Jews
Author: John Loftus,Mark Aarons
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 658
Release: 1997-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780312156480
ISBN 13: 0312156480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Against the Jews Book Review:

Argues that the U.S. and England have revealed Israeli secrets

The Secret War 1939 1945

The Secret War 1939 1945
Author: Max Hastings
Publsiher: William Collins
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 9780007503919
ISBN 13: 0007503911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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America s Secret War

America s Secret War
Author: George Friedman
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0767917855
ISBN 13: 9780767917858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Secret War Book Review:

A founder of a leading private intelligence company offers a geopolitical, inside analysis of the truth about America's true foreign policy in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations around the world, examining covert and overt efforts in the global war against terrorism, the unreported factors that led to the invasion of Iraq, and other important events. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

My Story the Secret War

My Story  the Secret War
Author: Jill Atkins
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 1443107573
ISBN 13: 9781443107570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Story the Secret War Book Review:

A suspenseful story of a young girl's experiences joining the resistance in German-occupied France In 1939, the start of the Second World War, Sophie becomes a messenger for a resistance group in northern France. But as the German invaders overwhelm the British forces on the French coast, Sophie finds herself more deeply involved with the resistance -- and in a dangerous plan to save a young Scottish soldier.

A Great Place to Have a War

A Great Place to Have a War
Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 1451667868
ISBN 13: 9781451667868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Great Place to Have a War Book Review:

1960. President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. In January 1961, Eisenhower approved the CIA's Operation Momentum, a plan to create a proxy army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos. Kurlantzick shows how the brutal war lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos's total population, and changed the nature of the CIA forever.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Jonathan Richards
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780702236396
ISBN 13: 070223639X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Review:

An authoritative and groundbreaking contribution to the study of Australian colonial history, this record reveals little-known information about a brutal police force of Aborigines that operated under the command of white officers on the Queensland frontier during the 19th century. Arguing that these native patrols—which are charged with killing large numbers of indigenous people in Australia—were a key part of a colonizing tactic used successfully across the the British Empire, this examination exposes native involvement in the white settlement of Australia, the cover-up of the murders by the native police forces, and the approval of the killings by government officials of the time.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Brian Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038695776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Review:

"The 1939-45 War was a struggle as much between scientists as fighting men. The need, on both sides, to counter the enemy's technological ingenuity was a spur to scientific invention. The BBC1 television programmes looked at six key areas of the 'back-room' secret war. Brian Johnson, who produced the series, has expanded them for his book"--Jacket.

The Secret War Against Hitler

The Secret War Against Hitler
Author: William J. Casey
Publsiher: Gateway Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013132025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Against Hitler Book Review:

In his final written testament, the late CIA director chronicles the role played by U.S. intelligence services in World War II and shows how intelligence is used and misused by our government today

Most Secret War

Most Secret War
Author: R.V. Jones
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN 10: 0141957670
ISBN 13: 9780141957678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Most Secret War Book Review:

Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs of the Second World War. In Most Secret War he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans' noses by outsmarting their intelligence at every turn. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying bombs; using chaff to confuse radar; and many other ingenious ideas and devices. Jones was the man with the plan to save Britain and his story makes for riveting reading.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Francis Russell
Publsiher: Time Life Medical
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780783557007
ISBN 13: 0783557000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Review:

Details the role of espionage in the outcome of World War II.

On the Ground

On the Ground
Author: John Stryker Meyer,John E. Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780983256755
ISBN 13: 0983256756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Ground Book Review:

"Hidden from the media and the public, hundreds of US elite soldiers under the wraps of "top secret" were on missions carried out across the fence in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam. To military insiders, it was the "secret war." Mission authority was carried out under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam's top secret Studies and Observations Group. SOG's chain of command for after-action reports extended to the White House and Joint Chiefs of Staff. When the secret war ended eight years later in 1972, most SOG military records were destroyed. The cloak of secrecy remained over SOG for 29 years until April 14, 2001, when a Presidential Unit Citation--the military equivalent of the Distinguished Service Cross, our nation's second highest award for valor--was awarded to SOG and its support units." --Publisher description.

The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading

The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading
Author: Peter Lunenfeld
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0262015471
ISBN 13: 9780262015479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading Book Review:

As we hurtle into the twenty-first century, will we be passive downloaders of content or active uploaders of meaning? The computer, writes Peter Lunenfeld, is the twenty-first century's culture machine. It is a dream device, serving as the mode of production, the means of distribution, and the site of reception. We haven't quite achieved the flying cars and robot butlers of futurist fantasies, but we do have a machine that can function as a typewriter and a printing press, a paintbrush and a gallery, a piano and a radio, the mail as well as the mail carier. But, warns Lunenfeld, we should temper our celebration with caution; we are engaged in a secret war between downloading and uploading--between passive consumption and active creation--and the outcome will shape our collective futures. In The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading, Lunenfeld makes his case for using digital technologies to shift us from a consumption to a production model. He describes television as the "the high fructose corn syrup of the imagination" and worries that it can cause "cultural diabetes"; prescribes mindful downloading, meaningful uploading, and "info-triage" as cures; and offers tips for crafting "bespoke futures" in what he terms the era of "Web n.0" (interconnectivity to the nth power). He also offers a stand-alone genealogy of digital visionaries, distilling a history of the culture machine that runs from the Patriarchs (Vannevar Bush's WWII generation) to the Hustlers (Bill Gates and Steve Jobs) to the Searchers (Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google fame). After half a century of television-conditioned consumption/downloading, Lunenfeld tells us, we now find ourselves with a vast new infrastructure for uploading. We simply need to find the will to make the best of it.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Louise Burfitt-Dons
Publsiher: New Century
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-06-21
ISBN 10: 9781916449176
ISBN 13: 1916449174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Review:

British private investigator tackles agents of the Chinese Communist Party on a Transatlantic crossing to New York.

Churchill s Secret War

Churchill s Secret War
Author: Madhusree Mukerjee
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN 10: 046502260X
ISBN 13: 9780465022601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill s Secret War Book Review:

A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill’s record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill’s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill’s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India’s fight for freedom, and Churchill’s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement—facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell—devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence.

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
Author: Roderick Bailey
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 1407022369
ISBN 13: 9781407022369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War Book Review:

'The Gestapo kept me three days in this interrogation house. They especially wanted to know what I did after my escape, and precise things on the organisation of the SOE. And just for fun I suspect, because I had really not much to tell them, they pulled one of my toenails out...' - Robert Sheppard, SOE agent The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in World War 2 to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines: in Winston Churchill's famous phrase, to 'set Europe ablaze'. Drawing on the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words. As the war unfolds, we learn of parachute drops into enemy territory, torture by the Gestapo and nerve-wracking sabotage missions in far-flung climes. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War is both an incredible account of espionage during World War 2 and a fitting testament to the efforts and sacrifices of a dedicated group of courageous men and women.

The Secret War Against Hitler

The Secret War Against Hitler
Author: Fabian Von Schlabrendorff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0429975481
ISBN 13: 9780429975486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Against Hitler Book Review:

One of the few survivors of the German Resistance, von Schlabrendorff traces his anti-Nazi activity from his student days in the 1920s, through Hitler's rise to power, to the war and his involvement in the July 20, 1944, plot. He vividly recalls the double life of the Resistance leaders during World War II, the futile secret meetings of the conspirators, and their efforts to enlist the aid of weak and vacillating German generals.