Most spy stories star a James Bond?like figure, but the tales of espionage in Spycraft feature behind-the-scenes technologists more akin to Q, Bond?s gadget guru. The authors describe how CIA scientists and engineers developed technologies that have shaped U.S. intelligence since the late 1950s. Drawing from interviews with spies and gadget engineers, the story moves from the early Cold War spy technology to the antiterrorism efforts and cyberspies of the 21st century. Along the way, the authors describe
This extraordinary book is the first to examine the thousands of documents of the super-secret Venona Project -- an American intelligence project that uncovered not only an enormous range of Soviet espionage activities against the United States during World War II but also the Americans who abetted this effort. The stunning revelations of the Venona papers, only made public in 1995, illuminate in a new way the Stalin era and early Cold War years.
Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligence agency?s shadowy methods. Revised and updated in the light of the KGB?s enduring presence in Russian politics, Spymaster is Kalugin?s impressively illuminating memoir of the final years of the Soviet Union.
From the author of Black Hawk Down comes the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it?the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips.The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) were infected. No one
More madness, or in this case Missions of Madness, from the Mad magazine's minions of mischief, this volume of strips is an artfully packaged collection of Antonio Prohias's work. The graphics explode off the page literally.
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was the predecessor to the CIA and influential to the development of U.S. Special Forces. These were true secret agents, gathering intelligence on the Axis powers as spies and fighting behind enemy lines as soldiers. Douglas Waller introduces us to the former Medal of Honor winning soldier and Wall Street lawyer picked by FDR to lead the OSS. The man they called �??Wild Bill�?� was a true maverick fighting the war against the Axis as well as the Generals in the
It's every spy for himself in this new Spy vs. Spy book packed with nonstop action! Follow the misadventures of Prohias's two very mischievous spies. Treasure this collection of their crazy clashes today!
Each business day, some 35,000 executives, scientists, consultants and lawyers pass through the nation's airports to destinations across the globe. They carry, along with proprietary documents and computer files, the latest in personal electronic gear. Their goal is to further their interests, improve their bottom line, engage in transactions with foreign partners and maintain their competitive advantage. That describes one side of what has become, along with terrorism, the biggest threat to the economies
A talented French writer who draws from the deep dark well of noir."-The Washington Post Chourmo...the rowers in a galley. In Marseilles, you weren't just from one neighborhood, one project. You were chourmo. In the same galley, rowing! Trying to get out. Together.
Fay Weldon in top gear: a wickedly sharp, history-bending, cosmos-colliding novel that tells the story of Frances, Fay's never-born younger sister. Its 2013 and eighty-year-old Frances (part-time copywriter, has-been writer, one-time national treasure) is sitting on the stairs of Number 3, Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill, listening to the debt collectors pounding on her front door. From this house she's witnessed five decades of world history - the fall of communism, the death of capitalism - and now, with