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Mole - The True Story of the First Russian Spy to Become an American Counterspy
Brassey's Inc, 1993
The thrilling true story of Lt. Col. Pyotr Popov, the first agent the CIA recruited within the Soviet intelligence service. Reads like the best of le Carre -- but fact.
Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War
William L. Smallwood
Interviews with dozens of A-10 pilots reveal the story behind the controversial Warthog's extraordinary success in Desert Storm.
Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer: An American Fighter Pilot over Europe (World War II Commemorative)
Philip D. Caine
Brassey's Inc, 1995
With war on America's horizon in 1941, LeRoy Gover was determined to be a fighter pilot. Lacking the qualifications that would guarantee him US Army Air Corps wings, the young Californian signed on with the Royal Air Force. By the end of the war, Gover was one of the most experienced American pilots in England, having flown with both the RAF and the Air Corps. This book weaves together the young flyer's letters and diary entries to create a ...
Photo Fakery: A History of Deception and Manipulation
Dino A. Brugioni
Brassey's Inc, 1999
The first book on the history of all types of photographic fakery and manipulation, showing how to detect these increasingly common practices.
Brassey's Inc, 2002
U-BOATS provides a fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of the development, activities, and fate of known U-boats. Operating mainly in the North Atlantic, they also fought campaigns along the east coast of the United States and in the Mediterranean, the Arctic, the Black Sea, the South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. You'll discover the tactics, technology, and weapons these vessels used to prey upon Allied warships and unarmed merchantmen ...
Yellow Ribbon: The Secret Journal of Bruce Laingen
L. Bruce Laingen
Brassey's Inc, 1992
Excerpts from Bruce Laingen's Secret Journal and Letters: . DAY 13, November 16, 1979--I am sick at heart, but I remain an optimist, too, confident that human decency will ultimately prevail. Then we will have a long, long time in which to reflect on this tragedy... DAY 50, December 23, 1979--The whole thing is unconscionable...that a government that professes to be guided by spiritual considerations should demonstrate such cruelty and ...
Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships
When we think of commercial sailing, most of us are apt to picture square-riggers as vessels of the nineteenth century or earlier. Yet the graceful, multi-masted beauties of our imaginations actually sailed on into the 1950s before they disappeared from the seas forever. Veteran sailor Spencer Apollonio has selected from little-known sources some of the best-written and most representative accounts of life aboard the last of these ships that ...
Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44 (Brassey's Intelligence & ...
Thomas E. Mahl
Brassey's Inc, 1998
- Reveals the widespread use of front groups, agents, and collaborators - Details how British agents manipulated polling data and influenced election campaigns It was a desperate time for England. Faced with the growing prospect of war with Germany in 1939, the British government mounted a massive secret political campaign in the United States to weaken the isolationists, bring America into the war, and then influence U.S. war policy in ...
Crossed Currents: Navy Women from Wwi to Tailhook
Brassey's Inc, 1993
From 1917, when Yeoman Loretta Perfectus Walsh became the first US servicewoman who was not a nurse, to the infamous Tailhook scandal of today, women have struggled for acceptance within the US Navy. Ebbert and Hall have written a comprehensive and inspiring history that suggests Tailhook was a scandal to be expected. 26 photos.
Oblivion: The Mystery of West Point Cadet Richard Cox
Harry J. Maihafer
Brassey's US, 1999
On Saturday, January 14, 1950, at 6:18 p.m., Cadet Richard Cox left his room at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Cox never returned.
The Spy Who Saved the World: How a Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War
Jerrold L. Schecter
Peter S. Deriabin
Brassey's Inc, 1995
Winner of the National Intelligence Study Center's Award for Intelligence Literature, this book is set at the height of the Cold War. In 1961 and 1962, Oleg Penkovsky became the highest-ranking Soviet military official ever to co-operate with the West. This true story details how the CIA "runs" its agents, and how brutally the KGB hunts down its turncoats. Jerold Schecter is the co-editor of "Khrushchev Remembers: The Glasnost Tapes".
Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party
William H. Schmaltz
Brassey's Inc, 2000
George Lincoln Rockwell flew U.S. Navy fighters against the Germans and Japanese during World War II yet after the war he founded the American Nazi Party. On 25th August 1967 he was assassinated. This is the first time the details of Rockwell's bizarre, hate-filled life have been told. Author William H. Schmaltz brings us in on Nazi planning and strategy sessions, and dangerous personnel conflicts among the stormtroopers. We learn of the strange ...
MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam Warrior's Story
Roy P. Benavidez
John R. Craig
The book "every American should read" (Vietnam) now available in trade paperback. Here is the powerful story of one man's fight against bigotry, paralysis and his war enemy that led to the Medal of Honor. From migrant farm-worker and middle-school dropout to recipient of his country's highest award for bravery, Roy Benavidez demonstrated the courage and fortitude of an American hero. The half-Yaqui Indian, half-Mexican orphan fought his way out ...
Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps (Memories of War)
Col. Wesley L. Fox USMC (Ret.)
Brassey's Inc., 2002
Intrigued by the mystique and challenge of the Marine Corps, eighteen-year-old Wesley Fox enlisted in the summer of 1950, shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War. He saw action with the First Marine Division in Korea and was wounded in 1951. After Korea, Fox advanced steadily in the enlisted ranks, reaching the rank of first sergeant, and, early in the Vietnam War, he received an appointment as second lieutenant. While serving as a rifle ...
Log Book: A Pilot's Life
Snow's lifelong fascination with airplanes began in 1910 when, at the age of five, he attended the Harvard Boston Aero Meet. He grew up to pilot more than 140 types of aircraft, from biplanes to jets; logging more than 15,000 hours of flight time; and earning the distinction of being named an "Elder Statesman of Aviation" by the National Aeronautics Association. In his travels, he encountered numerous luminaries, including Bob Hope, and he led ...
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
Brassey's UK, 1998
An authority on the US Army of the 19th century transports readers back to this first war fought by the US as a global superpower and the subsequent campaign in the Phillippines, a guerilla war precursor of Vietnam. This book is a thorough analysis of the US Army and the Spanish and Filipino forces, with chapters detailing the range of theiruniforms, weapons and equipment, from the US Marines and US Cavalry to the exoyic appearance of the ...
Everybody Had His Own Gringo: The CIA and the Contras
Brassey's Inc, 1992
The Reagan administration spent eight years and a vast amount of money backing the Contras in their bid to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. Although the Sandinistas eventually were ousted, it was by the ballot box and not the M-16, for by that time the Contras had ceased to be a viable force. What caused their untimely demise? Some of the fault lies with the Contras themselves, but in this account of villainy, courage, ...
Brassey's Book of Camouflage (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
Brassey's UK Ltd, 1998
This volume covers the history and development of camouflage. Modern camouflage appears in everything from soft pastel grey-greens to wildly exotic flourescents. The book is also a recognition guide to 450 camouflage patterns from around the world. Subjects covered include the pioneering and now collectible camouflage equipment of the German Army in World War II, the famous Tigerstripe worn by American soldiers in Vietnam, plus the classic ...
Always Home: 50 Years of the USO--The Official Photographic History
Brassey's Inc, 1991
The non-profit-making United Service Organizations have catered for the special needs of America's transient military personnel and their families since 1941. It has provided services ranging from canteen refreshments to an all-star shows, in many parts of the world. This official photographic record is a celebration of 50 years of American history and popular culture, involving entertainers such as Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr, John Wayne, ...
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