New PDF release: Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History

By Thomas B. Allen

ISBN-10: 1426202229

ISBN-13: 9781426202223

ISBN-10: 1426204558

ISBN-13: 9781426204555

Culled from documents around the globe, the 50 files in Declassified light up the key and infrequently inaccessible tales of brokers, espionage, and behind-the-scenes occasions that performed severe roles in American background. relocating via time from Elizabethan England to the chilly warfare and past, famous writer Tom Allen areas each one record in its historic and cultural context, sharing the quirky and little-known truths at the back of nation secrets and techniques and clandestine operations. every one of 7 chapters facilities on one specific subject matter: secrets and techniques of warfare, the paintings of the double move, undercover agent vs. undercover agent, espionage injuries, and extra. via aid and entry supplied via the overseas secret agent Museum in Washington, D.C., this vigorous background comprises never-before-published and hard-to-find documents—printed from scans of the originals at any place attainable. those comprise The Zimmerman Telegram, which led the United States into international conflict I; letters from Robert Hanssen to his Soviet spymaster, marking the beginning of his devastating occupation as a mole; and papers as fresh because the Presidential day-by-day short that introduced that Bin weighted down was resolute to strike the U.S.—delivered in August 2001.

The public curiosity in country secrets and techniques and espionage has been piqued by means of our present foreign conflicts, and this engrossing book—well priced and engagingly written for the overall reader—will certainly feed that fascination.

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