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Spies In The Sky

Author : Pat Norris
ISBN : 9780387716725
Genre : Nature
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Reviews the history of the military's use of satellites since the flight of Sputnik 1, discusses lesser-known nuclear powers such as the United Kingdom and France, and argues for nuclear non-proliferation.
Category: Nature

Spies In The Sky

Author : Taylor Downing
ISBN : 9780748128099
Genre : History
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SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little-known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who invented a completely new science to analyse those pictures. They were inventive and ingenious; they pioneered the development of 3D photography and their work provided vital intelligence throughout the war. With a whole host of colourful characters at its heart, from the legendary pilot Adrian 'Warby' Warburton, who went missing while on a mission, to photo interpreters Glyn Daniel, later a famous television personality, and Winston Churchill's daughter, Sarah, SPIES IN THE SKY is compelling reading and the first full account of the story of aerial photography and the intelligence gleaned from it in nearly fifty years.
Category: History

Beyond Bond

Author : Wesley Alan Britton
ISBN : 0275985563
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Short And Bloody History Of Spies

Author : John Farman
ISBN : 9781448121151
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Listen carefully, I shall say this only once.' John Farman has been doing some espionage of his own and has uncovered the secrets that they teach spies for their own survival. This top security information will separate the rats from the moles. Spying is an ancient profession, and there have been some very exotic characters to exercise this art. From the true, Mata Hari, to the completely fictional, James Bond, there's a glamorous aura to spies and the job they do but never fear, our intrepid author will expose the truth and as always, it's not what you would expect. This message will self-destruct in five seconds.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ultimate Spy

Author : H Keith Melton
ISBN : 9780756668181
Genre : History
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Ultimate Spy Enhanced provides a unique opportunity to enter the secret world of espionage, revealing the stories of famous spies, recounting tales of famous spy operations, and showing an amazing range of spy paraphernalia. Throughout history, espionage has been used as a means of trying to gain advantage over the enemy. Ultimate Spy Enhanced outlines the early history of espionage. It then goes to examine key spying operations during the American Civil War, through both World Wars and the Cold War, up to the present day. This expanded edition includes a new section that looks in detail at post-Cold War spying activities, bringing the reader up to date with the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying. Over the years, the author of Ultimate Spy Enhanced has amassed an incredible collection of spy devices, including concealed cameras, lock picks, suitcase radio, and assassination devices, many hundreds of which were shown for the first time in the original edition. For this new edition, a large number of new items are included, many never seen by the public before. They include laser listening devices, miniature satellite transmitters, new microdot cameras, and various spy cameras hidden in everyday objects, such as pens and key chains. Ultimate Spy Enhanced also includes information on how spies are chosen and recruited, the training they receive, and the tricks of the trade. A glossary explains abbreviations of important intelligence and security organizations and defines many common terms used in espionage.
Category: History

Boy Scouts In An Airship Or The Warning From The Sky

Author : George Harvey Ralphson
ISBN : 9781465559029
Genre : Adventure stories
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Ned Nestor and Jimmie McGraw, Boy Scouts of the Wolf Patrol, NYC, are summoned to San Francisco, and sent on a mission to rescue Horace M. Lyman from the clutches of a Paraguayan gang. If they are discovered, the U.S. Dept. of State won't be able to help them. Before they leave, a spy tries to get to their well guarded airship--then he appears at their hotel room door!
Category: Adventure stories

Spies In The Blue Smoke

Author : G. W. Hawkes
ISBN : 0826208231
Genre : Fiction
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Thirteen stories deal with individuals confronted by fear, desire, racism, UFOs, and apocalyptic symbols in their private search for meaning
Category: Fiction

Spies In The Promised Land

Author : Jonah Kain
ISBN : 9780982953792
Genre : Fiction
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SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND takes a dramatic episode from the Bible (the Book of Numbers) and brings it to life in a vibrant way. Numbers is one of the most overlooked books of the Bible, yet it offers some of the most dramatic material, including the story of the 12 spies’ excursion into the land of Israel and the subsequent conflict that their disastrous report would bring upon the fledgling nation of Israel. As a result of their report, the nation of Israel would be banned from entering the land, and forced to wander the desert for another 40 years. The Biblical story also offers great warrior-heroes in the characters of Caleb (the protagonist), and Joshua, who were both spies on the expedition. SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND is a moving, literary and powerful work of fiction which brings the Biblical book of Numbers to life for the first time. It is a must-read for both readers of the Bible and for the general audience that loved historical fiction like THE RED TENT.
Category: Fiction

Pebble In The Sky

Author : Isaac Asimov
ISBN : 9781429968195
Genre : Fiction
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One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Palace Of Spies

Author : Sarah Zettel
ISBN : 9780544073753
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't. Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . . History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.
Category: Young Adult Fiction