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The True Believer

Author : Eric Hoffer
ISBN : 9780062029355
Genre : Social Science
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A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
Category: Social Science

True Believer

Author : Scott Carmichael
ISBN : 9781612512532
Genre : History
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Ana Montes appeared to be a model employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Known to her coworkers as the Queen of Cuba, she was an overachiever who advanced quickly through the ranks of Latin American specialists to become the intelligence community's top analyst on Cuban affairs. But throughout her sixteen-year career at DIA, Montes sent Castro some of America's most closely guarded secrets and at the same time influenced what the United States thought it knew about Cuba. When she was finally arrested in September 2001, she became the most senior American intelligence official ever accused of operating as a Cuban spy from within the federal government. Unrepentant as she serves out her time in a federal prison in Texas, Montes remains the only member of the intelligence community ever convicted of espionage on behalf of the Cuban government. This inside account of the investigation that led to her arrest was written by Scott W. Carmichael, the DIA's senior counterintelligence investigator who persuaded the FBI to delve deeper into Montes activities. Although Montes did not fit the FBI's profile of a spy and easily managed to defeat the agency's polygraph exam, Carmichael became suspicious of her activities and, with the FBI, over a period of several years developed a solid case against her. Here he tells the story of that long and ultimately successful spy hunt. Carmichael reveals the details of their efforts to bring her to justice, offering readers a front-row seat for the first major U.S. espionage case of the twenty-first century. She was arrested less than twenty-four hours before learning details of the U.S. plan to invade Afghanistan post-September 11. Motivated by ideology and not money, Montes was one of the last "true believers" of the Communist era. Because her arrest came just ten days after 9/11, it went largely unnoticed by the American public. This book calls attention to the grave damage Montes inflicted on U.S. security--Carmichael even implicates her in the death of a Green Beret fighting Cuban-backed insurgent in El Salvador and the damage she would have continued to inflict had she not been caught.
Category: History

The True Believer

Author : Asa Mahan
ISBN : CHI:21203036
Genre : Christian life
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Category: Christian life

True Believer

Author : Virginia Euwer Wolff
ISBN : 9780689828270
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

True Believer

Author : Robert Garran
ISBN : 1741154405
Genre : Political Science
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When John Howard stood in a press conference at Washington's Willard Hotel just after the planes crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11, he knew exactly what to do. Australia would quickly pledge support for its great and powerful friend. In True Believer, Robert Garran examines Howard's unswerving belief in the radical and dangerous doctrines of George W Bush. He argues that in his eagerness to join Bush in his war in Iraq, Howard failed to comprehend the perils. More than that, Howard has hijacked Australia's national story with his conservative nationalism - and is now using that story to take Australia on a dangerous journey. With debate on the US alliance set to continue and with many Australians seeking a strong alternative to Howard's risky position, True Believer is both timely and thought-provoking.
Category: Political Science

The Gray Man Unter Killern

Author : Mark Greaney
ISBN : 9783865524065
Genre : Fiction
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The Gray Man - Die US-Bestseller-Serie. Court Gentry ist ein guter Mensch. Und er ist ein perfekter Killer ... Er bewegt sich lautlos von Auftrag zu Auftrag und vollbringt Unmögliches. Er trifft immer sein Ziel - und dann, wie ein Schatten, ist er verschwunden: The Gray Man. Im Auftrag der US-Regierung hat Court die blutigen Jobs in Syrien und dem Irak erledigt. Doch zu seinem Entsetzen erfährt er, dass das Team, das ihn retten sollte, ihn nun beseitigen will. Es gibt Mächte, die tödlicher sind als Court Gentry. Und in ihren Augen ist er jetzt nicht mehr nützlich. Lee Child: 'Hart, rasant und unerbittlich - genau so muss ein Thriller sein.' Chicago Sun-Times: 'Ein hochexplosiver Thriller, der einen keine Sekunde zu Atmen kommen lässt.' Mark Greaney schloss u. a. ein Studium der Politikwissenschaft ab. Er spricht neben Englisch noch Spanisch und Deutsch. Zusammen mit Tom Clancy schrieb er mehrere Nr.1-Bestseller. Auch seine eigenen Gray Man-Romane (bei Festa in Vorbereitung) wurden zu Bestsellern und sollen in Hollywood verfilmt werden. Mark lebt in Memphis, Tennessee, wo er auch zur Welt kam.
Category: Fiction

True Believer

Author : Nicholas Sparks
ISBN : 9780751552973
Genre : Fiction
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Can the mysteries of the human heart ever be unravelled? Pursuing a scientific explanation for a disturbing and unexplained phenomenon, Jeremy's sceptical nature is thrown off course when he meets Lexie, the town librarian. As they work together, ghostly occurrences and passionate moments converge, forcing Jeremy to realise that there are some truths science cannot explain, as he finally appreciates the pleasures of exploring the heart.
Category: Fiction