Monthly Archives: August 2015

Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures

Title:                      Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures Author:                 Glenmore Trenear-Harvey Trenear-Harvey, Glenmore S. (2015). Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield LCCN:    2014020909 JF1525.I6 T735 2015 Alc Subjects Intelligence service–History–Dictionaries. Military intelligence–History–Dictionaries. Espionage–History–Dictionaries. Date Posted:      August 31, … Continue reading

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What We Won

Title:                      What We Won Author:                 Bruce Riedel Riedel, Bruce (2014). What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-1989. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press LCCN:    2014011190 E183.8.A3 R54 2014 Contents Introduction and acknowledgments — Part 1. The players — … Continue reading

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88 Days to Kandahar

Title:                      88 Days to Kandahar Author:                 Robert L Grenier Grenier, Robert (2015). 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary. New York: Simon & Schuster LCCN:    2014036555 DS371.413 .G75 2015 Subjects Grenier, Robert (Robert L.) United States. Central Intelligence Agency–Biography. … Continue reading

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Title:                      Jawbreaker Author:                 Gary Berntsen Berntsen, Gary (2005) and Ralph Pezzullo. Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden And Al Qaeda: A Personal Account By The CIA’s Key Field Commander. New York: Crown Publishers LCCN:    2005018377 JK468.I6 B427 2005 Contents … Continue reading

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Title:                      Massacre Author:                John Merriman Merriman, John M. (2014). Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871. New York: Basic Books LCCN:    2014023988 DC317 .M365 2014 Scope and content “The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 … Continue reading

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Phantom Terror

Title:                      Phantom Terror Author:                 Adam Zamoyski Zamoyski, Adam (2015). Phantom Terror: Political Paranoia and the Creation of the Modern State, 1789-1848. New York: Basic Books LCCN:    2014949601 D359 .Z36 2015 Summary The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it … Continue reading

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Instructions from the Centre

Title:                      Instructions from the Centre Author:                Christopher Andrew Andrew, Christopher (1991) and Oleg Gordievsky (eds.). Instructions from the Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations, 1975-1985. London: Hodder and Stoughton OCLC:                    26256407 JN 6529 .I6 I57 … Continue reading

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