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- Basic Books 2011; US$ 18.99
History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an underworld genius. The real-life model for The Great Gatsby?s Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Rothstein was much more?and less?than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. Featuring Jazz Age Broadway with its... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 10.95
What the world lacks right now?especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust?is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
All-powerful, brilliant, decisive, ruthlessly effective ? this is the image of the CIA as portrayed in countless films and novels. It is wrong. This shocking book, based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.53
For nearly fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover held great power in the United States. The creator of the FBI and its Director until his death, he played a role in nearly every major tragedy and scandal in America during the twentieth century. Hoover was lauded when he died as an American hero. Anthony Summers' controversial bestseller, Official... more...
- Atria Books 2003; Not Available
From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo , a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war. From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.43
In the immediate aftermath of the Revolution, the Western powers were anxious to prevent the spread of Bolshevism across Europe. Lenin and Trotsky were equally anxious that the Communist vision they were busy introducing in Russia should do just that. But neither side knew anything about the other. The revolution and Russia?s withdrawal from the First... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.53
The need to defend against terrorist outrages has drawn unprecedented public attention to modern-day global espionage, from the US government's involvement in the politics of the Middle East, Europe and Africa, to the surveillance of their own citizens by governments throughout the western world. This compelling reference resource contains over 500... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
Ace of Spies reveals for the first time the true story of Sidney Reilly, the real-life inspiration behind fictional hero James Bond. Andrew Cook's startling biography cuts through the myths to tell the full story of the greatest spy the world has ever known. Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity.... more...