[BOOK REVIEW] Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

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Title: Lone Survivor Author: Marcus Luttrell Genre: History Publisher: Little, Brown Release Date: June 12, 2007 Pages: 400 On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Christ. The Shocking Legacy of the Grail

Title: Holy Blood, Holy Grail Author: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln, Genre: Religion Publisher: Dell Release Date: December 18, 2007 Pages: 496 Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete? • Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross? • Is it possible Jesus was married, […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] State Department Counterintelligence: Leaks, Spies, and Lies

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Title: State Department Counterintelligence: Leaks, Spies, and Lies Author: Robert David Booth Genre: Political Science, Intelligence, Espionage Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group Release Date: December 4, 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 422 State Department Counterintelligence reveals an insider’s account of leaks, spies, and lies and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Spy Net: The Greatest Intelligence Operations of the First World War

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Title: The Spy Net Author: Henry Landau Genre: Political Science Publisher: Biteback Publishing Release Date: August 4, 2015 Pages: 368 The ‘White Lady’ spy net stretched across Europe, encompassing more than 1,000 agents and producing 70 per cent of Allied intelligence on the German forces in the First World War. Through sheer ingenuity, it maintained […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Wars of Afghanistan

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Title: The Wars of Afghanistan Author: Peter Tomsen Genre: History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: December 10, 2013 Pages: 912 As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the region’s conflicts over […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

Title: Mossad Author: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal, Genre: History Publisher: Ecco Release Date: October 30, 2012 Pages: 400 Drawn from intensive research and exclusive interviews with Israeli leaders and Mossad agents, a history of the most enigmatic intelligence service in the world brings to life the heroic operatives who risked everything in the face of […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

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Title: The Art of Betrayal Author: Gordon Corera Genre: History Release Date: February 6, 2014 Pages: 481 A security correspondent for the BBC offers insight into the secret world of the agents and spies in Britain’s MI6 from the early days of the Cold War, through the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

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Title: The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos Author: Primitivo Mijares Release Date: January 17, 2016 Pages: 430 Author’s Foreword This book is unfinished. The Filipino people shall finish it for me. I wrote this volume very, very slowly. 1 could have done with it In three months after my defection from the conjugal […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Berlin Wall: August 13, 1961 – November 9, 1989

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Title: The Berlin Wall Author: Frederick Taylor Genre: History Publisher: A&C Black Release Date: August 2, 2012 Pages: 752 The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Way of the Knife: The CIA, A Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Title: The Way of the Knife Author: Mark Mazzetti Genre: Political Science Publisher: Scribe Publications Release Date: April 17, 2013 Pages: 400 A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade […]

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