Blind Man's Bluff

The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

Author: Sherry Sontag,Christopher Drew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1586486780

Category: History

Page: 400

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Discover the secret history of America's submarine warfare in this fast-paced and deeply researched chronicle of adventure and intrigue during the Cold War that reads like a spy thriller. Blind Man's Bluff is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea. This New York Times bestseller reveals previously unknown dramas, such as: The mission to send submarines wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables. How the Navy's own negligence may have been responsible for the loss of the USS Scorpion, a submarine that disappeared, all hands lost, in 1968. The bitter war between the CIA and the Navy and how it threatened to sabotage one of America's most important undersea missions. The audacious attempt to steal a Soviet submarine with the help of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and how it was doomed from the start. A magnificent achievement in investigative reporting, Blind Man's Bluff reads like a spy thriller, but with one important difference-everything in it is true.

Unter Beschuss U.S.S. Seawolf


Author: Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641184061

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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«Ein Thriller der Spitzenklasse!» Jack Higgins China baut seine Seemacht systematisch aus und Taiwan fühlt sich zunehmend bedroht. Der amerikanische Admiral Arnold Morgan muss handeln: Er schickt sein modernstes Atom-U-Boot, die U.S.S. Seawolf, zur Aufklärung in die gefährlichen Gewässer. Ein riskantes Unternehmen, das schon bald in eine Katastrophe mündet.

Secret Intelligence Service MI6

Codename MNL DCVR

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742739530

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Events in the Life of an Ordinary Man

Author: Richard R. Pariseau

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489703624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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Dick Pariseau reveals the excitement, adventures, and predicaments one can get into if one is afraid to miss anything, welcomes every opportunity, seeks excitement, and listens to one’s poker buddies when they suggest new or unfamiliar areas to explore. He earned a PhD at night school because he thought decision makers would more readily accept his analysis if it was authored by a doctor. Denied the opportunity to play basketball—his most accomplished sport—in college, he chose to play lacrosse and became a First Team All-American. Seeking an advantage over the competition at singles dances, he took dance lessons and ended up as a dance host and instructor aboard a cruise ship. Uncomfortable with the casual disrobing of the co-ed models at the university painting class, his poker buddies recommended that he “get over it” by spending time at a nudist camp. As an adventuresome traveler, he has sailed the Nile River and flown in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, gone hut-to-hut hiking in the Swiss Alps, and learned to throw a boomerang with the aboriginals in Cairns, Australia. Be entertained by the adventures and humorous predicaments of this ordinary man, and use it as a catalyst to document the adventures in your life.



Author: Barry Eisler

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016372

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Richard Hilzoys letzter Gedanke, ehe die Kugel in sein Gehirn drang, war: »Es geht wirklich aufwärts.« Silicon Valley: Der Erfinder eines geheimen Verschlüsselungscodes wird ermordet. Der junge Patentanwalt Alex Treven ist jetzt der Einzige, der im Besitz des Codes ist. Als er knapp einem Mordanschlag entgeht, wendet er sich an seinen Bruder Ben, der in einem Spezialeinsatzkommando für die amerikanische Regierung arbeitet. Doch Bens Begegnung mit Sarah, der schönen und rätselhaften Kollegin von Alex, wird für die Brüder zur Zerreißprobe. Weiß Sarah mehr, als sie zugibt?

The Jack Ryan Agenda

Policy and Politics in the Novels of Tom Clancy: An Unauthorized Analysis

Author: William Terdoslavich

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466806494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Who is Jack Ryan? Lowly analyst, James Bondian secret agent, President of the United States? All of the above? Or is he just Tom Clancy's mouthpiece for what is right and wrong with politics and policy today? What impact did Red Storm Rising have on Ronald Reagan's policy for dealing with the Soviet Union? Was A Clear and Present Danger a trial balloon for the administration's international war on drugs? Did the climax of Debt of Honor foreshadow the actual terrorist plans for 9/11?... And how did Jack Ryan, a lowly analyst, wind up becoming the President of the United States? Was it wishful thinking or a choreographed roadmap for the time when the defense of America was placed firmly in the hands of backroom strategists? The Jack Ryan Agenda places each of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels ( from his bestselling debute of The Hunt for the Red October to his latest The Teeth of the Tiger) within the historical context of the U.S./International situation at the time each book was published. The Clinton years are examined as well; during this time, Clancy occasionally embraced a "by any means necessary" modus operandi that included Special Forces assassins taking on rogue environmentalists. Turning to film, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores how the movie versions differ from the Clancy's canon-and notes the author's displeasure with the way Hollywood liberals took liberties with his story lines. In the bestselling tradition of The Magic of Harry Potter, The Biology of Star Trek, and The Science of Superman, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores this brand name dynamo's work in the context of the real world where patriot games are a clear and present danger and the sum of all fears are executive orders without remorse. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Surveillance Imperative

Geosciences during the Cold War and Beyond

Author: S. Turchetti,P. Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137438746

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Surveillance is a key notion for understanding power and control in the modern world, but it has been curiously neglected by historians of science and technology. Using the overarching concept of the "surveillance imperative," this collection of essays offers a new window on the evolution of the environmental sciences during and after the Cold War.



Author: David Brin

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113627X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Wer gab der Menschheit "Starthilfe"? Schon längst ist die Menschheit nicht mehr die einzige intelligente Spezies auf dem Planeten. Als die Menschen ins Weltall vorstoßen und auf andere hoch entwickelte Zivilisationen treffen, ergeben sich allerdings Fragen: Hat sich die Intelligenz der Menschen von selbst entwickelt, oder wurden sie »upgeliftet«? Wenn ja, von wem? Eine Mission ins Herz der Sonne soll Antworten geben ...

Submarine Cables

The Handbook of Law and Policy

Author: Douglas R. Burnett,Robert Beckman,Tara M. Davenport

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004260331

Category: Law

Page: 488

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Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy provides a one-stop-shop of essential information regarding the law and policy issues that affect the protection, laying, maintenance and operation of submarine cables in the world’s oceans.

Deep Sound Channel

A Novel of Submarine Warfare

Author: Joe Buff

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307483681

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An electrifying new voice in military fiction, Joe Buff has written a riveting and totally realistic tale of military adventure-a spectacular novel that is sure to establish this outstanding author as the new master of the genre. Vividly authentic and impeccably researched, it takes readers into the not-too-distant future, when the United States is embroiled in a tactical nuclear war that will mark a new era of weapons and tactics, geopolitical alignments, and human courage.... Deep Sound Channel The year is 2011, and in South Africa a reactionary coup has established a military government that has begun sinking U.S. and British merchant ships. NATO quickly responds, with only Germany holding back-until Germany starts nuking Poland and eviscerating the French. Now the South Atlantic is a battleground where nuclear-tipped missiles rule-and the only gun worth using is one that seeks and fires from deep beneath the sea. In response, Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Fuller and the crew of the nuclear submarine USS Challenger are called in to help. Ceramic-hulled and designed for maximum stealth, the Challenger is being sent to South Africa for a mission critical to stopping the war. Together with a team of Navy SEALs and assisted by Boer freedom fighter Ilse Reebeck, Commander Fuller must infiltrate the enemy coast and attack a compound where scientists are putting together the ultimate biological weapon-a violent, deadly microbe that has the potential to wreak global devastation. For Jeffrey Fuller, the operation will take him back to his former life as a SEAL. It's his job to steer the team of operatives to shore; penetrate concentric arcs of armaments, minefields, and sensors; and destroy the death lab. If the mission works, the bioweapon will be destroyed and shock waves will cripple the South African government. If it goes wrong, fallout will kill thousands of innocent people. Deep Sound Channel provides a rare and telling look into the future of our military's weapons-and into the horrific violence of tactical nuclear war. It is a cutting-edge masterpiece that takes readers on a wild and unforgettable ride of suspense, nuclear warfare, and underwater adventure From the Hardcover edition.

Innovation Generation

How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas

Author: Roberta B. Ness MD, MPH

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199929955

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think "outside the box." Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation, including groundbreaking primate scientist Jane Goodall, father of lead research Herb Needleman, and physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery of infection control saved millions. Finally, the book shows how to combine your newly acquired skills in innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings. Innovation will power your science.

Investing: The Last Liberal Art

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune

Die Medici

die Geschichte einer europäischen Dynastie

Author: Franco Cesati

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783795416171


Page: 143

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More Than You Know

Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded)

Author: Michael J. Mauboussin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151347X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.