Download or read book Churchill's Secret Agent written by Max Ciampoli and published by Berkley. This book was released on 2010 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thrilling novel, which is based on a true story, a retired "special" secret agent recollects his recruitment as a young boy by Winston Churchill to help rid Europe of the Nazi scourge by working in the shadows of great conflict. Original.
Download or read book Secret Agents in Fiction written by Lars Ole Sauerberg and published by Springer. This book was released on 1984-11-19 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Unlikely Secret Agent written by Ronald Kasrils and published by Jacana Media. This book was released on 2010 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading like a spy thriller, this biography tells the remarkable story of a young woman's courage in apartheid-ridden South Africa. As the book opens, in 1963, South Africa is in crisis and the white state is under siege. On August 15, the dreaded security police swoop down on Griggs Bookstore?Durban's finest literary haunt and a place where African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party comrades frequented to receive or deliver messages and money to advance the cause of the struggle?to arrest Eleanor Kasrils, the manager's daughter. The police threaten to "break her or hang her" if she does not lead them to her lover, Ronnie Kasrils, who is wanted on suspicion of sabotage for setting off explosions and toppling electricity poles. Though she comes under intense pressure during interrogation, Eleanor has her own secret to conceal. She has been acting as a clandestine agent for the underground ANC, utilizing the books as a means to deliver documents: "If the contact was delivering a document it was handed to her with a book for purchase. Similarly if she had a document that the courier was collecting, it would be hidden within the pages of a book already packaged and handed over as a purchase." Always, the transfer of secret documents could only take place once the recipient whispered a code: "Well, let me take both books." In order to protect her handlers and Ronnie at all costs, she astutely convinces the police that she is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and, still a prisoner, is sent off to a mental hospital in Pietermaritzburg for assessment. It is here that she plots her escape and?pursued by the police?flees with Ronnie into exile.
Download or read book The Big Book of Spy Trivia written by Bernadette Johnson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the fascinating true stories of spies and secret agents throughout history in this ultimate collection of espionage trivia. Whether you’re a wannabe 007 or just a fan of subterfuge, the fun facts and legendary stories in this big book of spy trivia are sure to shock and fascinate. Discover how the most infamous spy organizations like the CIA and MI6 came began, how they recruit agents, and how they have helped shape world events. You’ll even learn real tactics that spies use on missions, from escaping zip ties to reading the body language. This collection spans centuries and countries, including: • One of history’s first spy operations: the Trojan Horse in ancient Greece • America’s first spy organization: George Washington’s Culper Ring • Real KGB spies from the Cold War era: American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg • And much more! This fact-packed book quizzes readers on their spy knowledge, from pop culture icons to unsung heroes that history books have forgotten.
Download or read book CIA Boy ISS Girl: Based on a True Story written by Vahid Asghari and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ""CIA Boy, ISS Girl"" is a new non-fiction love story by Vahid Asghari, an Iranian journalist, based on the true story of his arrest in 2008 by the Iranian Secret Service (ISS) for his human rights activism. The novel reveals how the Islamic government uses teenage girls as spies to enter opposition groups to prevent the fall of the Islamic regime in Iran. One such girl is Helen, an 18 year old spy for the ISS, sent to extract information from Vahid. His communication with the FBI and Interpol made him a potential CIA spy in the eyes of the ISS. Spy stories are normally seen as fiction but ""CIA boy, ISS Girl"" is the true story of Iranian political prisoner, human rights activist and journalist Vahid Asghari, and his relationship with an agent for the very organization that imprisoned him. You will find out if CIA Boy, ISS Girl (Helen and Vahid) can make it!
Download or read book Mission France written by Kate Vigurs and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The full story of the thirty-nine female SOE agents who went undercover in France Formed in 1940, Special Operations Executive was to coordinate Resistance work overseas. The organization’s F section sent more than four hundred agents into France, thirty-nine of whom were women. But while some are widely known—Violette Szabo, Odette Sansom, Noor Inayat Khan—others have had their stories largely overlooked. Kate Vigurs interweaves for the first time the stories of all thirty-nine female agents. Tracing their journeys from early recruitment to work undertaken in the field, to evasion from, or capture by, the Gestapo, Vigurs shows just how greatly missions varied. Some agents were more adept at parachuting. Some agents’ missions lasted for years, others’ less than a few hours. Some survived, others were murdered. By placing the women in the context of their work with the SOE and the wider war, this history reveals the true extent of the differences in their abilities and attitudes while underlining how they nonetheless shared a common mission and, ultimately, deserve recognition.
Download or read book The Prime Minister's Secret Agent written by Susan Elia MacNeal and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue. When three ballerinas fall strangely ill in Glasgow-including one of Maggie's dearest friends-Maggie partners with MI-5 to uncover the truth behind their unusual symptoms. What she finds points to a series of poisonings that may expose shocking government secrets and put countless British lives at stake. But it's the fight brewing in the Pacific that will forever change the course of the war-and indelibly shape Maggie's fate. Praise for The Prime Minister's Secret Agent '[A] stellar series . . . [Susan Elia] MacNeal has written an impeccably researched, wonderfully engaging story.' Minneapolis Star Tribune 'A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.' Booklist '[MacNeal] seamlessly mixes fact and fiction.' Publishers Weekly 'Splendid . . . riveting . . . The research is complete and fascinating. . . . The scenes are so detailed that readers will feel as if they are next to the characters and listening to them speaking.' RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) 'Fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd will feast on this riveting series chronicling Britain's own 'Greatest Generation.' MacNeal's research and gift for dialogue shine through on every page, transporting the reader to Churchill's inner circle. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent is both top-drawer historical fiction and mystery in its finest hour.' Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author
Download or read book Spymistress written by William Stevenson and published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Best Seller! She was beautiful. She was ruthless. She had a steel trap for a mind and a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of Honor. Recruited by William Stevenson--the spymaster who would later come to be known as "Intrepid"--when she was only twenty-three, Vera spent much of the 1930s running countless perilous espionage missions. When war was declared in 1939, her fierce intelligence, blunt manner, personal courage, and knowledge of several languages quickly propelled her to the leadership echelon of the highly secretive Special Operations Executive (SOE), a covert intelligence agency formed by, and reporting to, Winston Churchill. She recruited and trained several hundred agents, including dozens of women, whose objectives were to penetrate deep behind enemy lines. The stirring exploits and the exemplary courage of the SOE agents and the French Resistance fighters--who in the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower together "shortened the war by many months"--are justly celebrated. But the central role of Vera Atkins has until now been cloaked in silence. William Stevenson was the only person she trusted to record her life; he kept his promise that he would not publish her story until after her death. Here is the extraordinary account of the woman whose intelligence, beauty, and unflagging dedication proved key in turning the tide of World War II. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of World War II written by Anne Sharp Wells and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-12-24 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the countries and geographical areas involved in the war, as well as the nations remaining neutral; wartime alliances and conferences; significant civilian and military leaders; and major ground, naval, and air operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about World War II.
Download or read book The Psychology of Spies and Spying written by Adrian Furnham and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-06-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Psychology of Spies and Spying tells the story of the people involved in spying: the human sources (agents) who betray their country or organisation and the professional intelligence officers who manage the collection and reporting process. It provides a rigorous psychological analysis of the personality and motivation of individuals involved in spying. This book shows the importance of developing trust between agents and handlers, between agencies and their government and ultimately the public. It shows how agent handlers, operating in environments of complete secrecy, need to manage dark side behaviours because agents are selected for their access to secrets, not for their qualities. It explains why motivation is rarely simple since it is invariably a combination of many issues.It explains how fiction writers are good at developing plots and the characterisation of spies, but few capture the motivation of agents well. Finally spy gadgets and techniques are also described in detail. Included are twelve agent case studies in which most were motivated by ideology, had significant misfortune in their youth and offered their services rather than being coerced into betrayal. The Psychology of Spies and Spying promotes the view that in the world of intelligence, it is trust not betrayal which dominates the mindset.
Download or read book Secret Agent Disco Dancer: Grand Slam written by Scott Gordon and published by S.E. Gordon. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 1100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes every story in the My Crazy Pet Frog and Secret Agent Disco Dancer series, ever. BOOKS 1. Green Eggs and a Side of Earnest Bacon 2. Double Agent Orangegrove 3. Was It The Lobster Bisque? 4. The Last Ding Dong on Earth 5. Did Somebody Say Pizza? 6. Frosted Flake 7. Was It The Tira Misu? 8. Burger Blues 9. Burger Blues Side Story 10. You Don't Know Jack 11. Soccer Star 12. I Gave My Pizza A Spanking 13. Santa's Super Helpers 14. The Nightmare Pizza Before Christmas 15. The Zombies Ate My Pizza 16. Taco Tuesday 17. Chicken George 18. Santa Got Run Over by a Burrito 19. My Crazy Pet Frog, A Novelette PREVIEWS 1. Earl of Manwich 2. Burger Blues 2 3. Call Me Crabby 4. Secret Agent Disco Dancer, A Novel 5. Agent -1 INTERVIEWS 1. A Random Bag of Frogs (Fredrico Frillyfoam) 2. A Random Bag of Pigs (Earnest T. Bacon) 3. A Random Bag of Fries (Goldo "Goldy" McLuvin) 4. A Random Bag of Oranges (Double Agent Orangegrove) 5. A Random Bag of Cherries (Cherrywine Divine) 6. A Random Bag of Horse Manure (Special Agent Halfwitz) 7. A Random Bag of Buttz (Major Buttz) 8. A Random Bag of Mistletoe (Santa) Over 1,100 pages in all. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Download or read book Secret Agent Disco Dancer: Chicken George written by Scott Gordon and published by S.E. Gordon. This book was released on 2020-04-27 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GEORGE PECK is a simple man, the owner-operator of the hot new fast food chain, Texas Chicken Stand. While the latest outbreak tests his business, a certain frog with a legendary appetite tests his sanity. "What's up, dude?" Secret Agent Disco Dancer looks at the menu. "I could really go for some fried chicken." He rubs his big belly. "How many pieces? Eight? Or perhaps twelve?" George's scratchy voice comes over the drive thru intercom. "I was thinking more like 100." The Stomach of the South licks his chops. Approximately 8,100 words. Intended for children 9 and up. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Download or read book The Secret Agent (Norton Critical Editions) written by Joseph Conrad and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2016-10-14 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs.” —The (London) Observer (1907) This Norton Critical Edition includes: - The first English book edition of the novel (1907), accompanied by explanatory footnotes. - Four illustrations. - Contemporary sources that informed Conrad’s writing of the novel, including newspaper accounts of the “Greenwich Bomb Outrage,” articles from the anarchist press, earlier fictional treatments of the Martial Bourdin case (the inspiration for Adolph Verloc), and important texts related to anarchism and fin-de-siecle culture. - Seven wide-ranging critical essays by Ian Watt, Terry Eagleton, Martin Ray, Hugh Epstein, Gail Fincham, Peter Lancelot Mallios, and Michael Newton. - A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.
Download or read book Into the Lion's Mouth written by Larry Loftis and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-06-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: International bestseller! James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslavian diplomat… On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money―which he had just stolen from the Germans―belonged to the British. From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleming… The Serbian was Dusko Popov. As a youngster, he was expelled from his London prep school. Years later he would be arrested and banished from Germany for making derogatory statements about the Third Reich. When World War II ensued, the playboy became a spy, eventually serving three dangerous masters: the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI. On August 10, 1941, the Germans sent Popov to the United States to construct a spy network and gather information on Pearl Harbor. The FBI ignored his German questionnaire, but J. Edgar Hoover succeeded in blowing his cover. While MI5 desperately needed Popov to deceive the Abwehr about the D-Day invasion, they assured him that a return to the German Secret Service Headquarters in Lisbon would result in torture and execution. He went anyway... Into the Lion’s Mouth is a globe-trotting account of a man’s entanglement with espionage, murder, assassins, and lovers―including enemy spies and a Hollywood starlet. It is a story of subterfuge and seduction, patriotism, and cold-blooded courage. It is the story of Dusko Popov―the inspiration for James Bond. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
Download or read book A Treachery of Spies written by Manda Scott and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THRILLER OF THE MONTH ‘Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling verve reminiscent of Robert Harris.’ The Sunday Times 'The most exciting, involving thriller I've read in an age, and I can't recommend it highly enough.' Mick Herron * A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way. An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. Her identity has been cleverly erased but the method of her death is very specific: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. Tracking down her murderer leads police inspector Inès Picaut back to 1940s France where the men and women of the Resistance were engaged in a desperate fight for survival against the Nazi invaders. To find answers in the present Picaut must discover what really happened in the past, untangling a web of treachery and intrigue that stretches back to the murder victim's youth: a time when unholy alliances were forged between occupiers and occupied, deals were done and promises broken. The past has been buried for decades, but, as Picaut discovers, there are those in the present whose futures depend on it staying that way – and who will kill to keep their secrets safe... * ‘A Treachery of Spies is the equal of Charlotte Gray in its insights into the period and, I would say, beats it for sheer excitement... one of the most gripping spy stories I have ever read.’ Jake Kerridge, S Magazine 'This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated - but fiercely suspenseful - thriller.' Lee Child 'Ingeniously plotted and wonderfully written.' Antonia Senior, The Times 'The most exquisite story of heroism, deception, love and treachery you’ll find this year.' Simon Mayo 'A fast-moving tightly-wrought thriller. The destination is in fact as unexpected as it’s satisfying - and very thought-provoking.' Robert Goddard 'A Treachery of Spies is a masterclass in thriller-writing. It is a heart-racing, heart-wrenching read, conceived with passion and executed with frightening skill. An awe-inspiring achievement.' Giles Kristian
Download or read book Modern Spies written by Sean Price and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2013-07 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Describes the dangerous missions of several modern-day spies"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book Secret Agent written by David Stafford and published by BBC Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In World War II the British created the Special Operations Executive to co-ordinate subversion and sabotage against the enemy, using disguise, deception, bribery, explosives, guerrilla warfare and assassination. This book tells the story of the men and women through their personal reminiscences.