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Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed (Second Edition)

By: Cold/Sagan, Scott

Price: $5.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780393977479

ISBN: 0393977471

Condition: USED


Kenneth Waltz, Dean of Realist Theory in international relations at Columbia University, expands on his argument that "more may be better," contending that new nuclear states will use their acquired nuclear capabilities to deter threats and preserve peace. Scott Sagan, the leading proponent of organizational theories in international politics, continues to make the counterpoint that "more will be worse": novice nuclear states lack adequate organizational controls over their new weapons, resulting in a higher risk of either deliberate of accidental nuclear war. Treating issues from the long pea... View more info

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I Always Wanted to Fly: America’s Cold War Airmen

By: Cold/Samuel, Wolfgang

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI:

Seller ID: 9781617031700

ISBN: 1617031704

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This was the first book to cover all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In "I Always Wanted to Fly," retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips.Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying covert and dangerous reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and Chinese airspace, these flyers waged America's longest and most secretively conducted air war.Many of the pilots Samuel interviewed invoke the same sentiment when ask... View more info

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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

By: Cold/Sontag, Sherry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 11/23/2015

Seller ID: 9781891620089

ISBN: 1891620088

Condition: USED


Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of men who had never spoken about their underwater lives--not even to their wives and children. They uncovered a wealth of classified information: the tapping of undersea Soviet telephone cables, the stealing of Soviet weapons, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They tell of medals awarded in secret and deaths disguised with disinformation. "Blind Man's Bluff" is a critical work of history that reads with all the excitement of a Tom Clancy novel and all the tragedy of "Das Boot." View more info

Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness - A Soviet Spymaster

By: Cold/Sudoplatov, Pavel

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Seller ID: 9780316773522

ISBN: 0316773522

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Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy's Daughter

By: Cold/Taber, Sara Mansfield

Price: $7.00

Publisher: POTOMOC BOOKS INC: 3/1/2014

Seller ID: 9781597976985

ISBN: 1597976989

Condition: USED


From literary journalist Sara Mansfield Taber comes a deep and wondrous memoir of her exotic childhood as the daughter of a covert CIA operative. "Born under an Assumed Name" portrays the thrilling and confusing life of a girl growing up abroad in a world of secrecy and diplomacy and the heavy toll it takes on her and her father. As Taber leads us on a tour through the alluring countries to which her father is assigned, we track two parallel stories those of young Sara and her Cold War spy father. Sara struggles for normalcy as the family is relocated to cities in North America, Europe, and As... View more info

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Haunted Wood, The

By: Cold/Weinstein, Allen

Price: $5.50

Publisher: LAUREL LEAF LIB: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780375755361

ISBN: 0375755365

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Man Without a Face

By: Cold/Wolf, Markus

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 4/18/2016

Seller ID: 9781891620126

ISBN: 1891620126

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For decades, Markus Wolf was known to Western intelligence officers only as "the man without a face." Now the legendary spymaster has emerged from the shadows to reveal his remarkable life of secrets, lies, and betrayals as head of the world's most formidable and effective foreign service ever. Wolf was undoubtedly the greatest spymaster of our century. A shadowy Cold War legend who kept his own past locked up as tightly as the state secrets with which he was entrusted, Wolf finally broke his silence in 1997. "Man Without a Face" is the result. It details all of Wolf's major successes and fail... View more info

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

By: Cold/Wright, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 2/8/2015

Seller ID: 0670820555

ISBN: 0670820555

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Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War

By: Cold/Yergin, Daniel

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Seller ID: 9780140121773

ISBN: 0140121773

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Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Krushchev

By: Cold/Zubok, Vladislav

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674455320

ISBN: 0674455320

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Covering the volatile period from 1945 to 1962, Zubok and Pleshakov explore the personalities and motivations of the key people who directed Soviet political life and shaped Soviet foreign policy. They begin with the fearsome figure of Joseph Stalin, who was driven by the dual dream of a Communist revolution and a global empire. They reveal the scope and limits of Stalin's ambitions by taking us into the world of his closest subordinates, the ruthless and unimaginative foreign minister Molotov and the Party's chief propagandist, Zhdanov, a man brimming with hubris and missionary zeal. The ... View more info

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Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World

By: General/Adkins, Roy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/7/2015

Seller ID: 9780143037958

ISBN: 0143037951

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An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle In the tradition of Antony Beevor's "Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar" presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle, when the British Royal Navy under Lord Horatio Nelson dealt a decisive blow to the forces of Napoleon. The Battle of Trafalgar comes boldly to life in this definitive work that re-creates those five momentous, earsplitting hours with unrivaled detail and intensity. View more info

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Americans at War

By: General/Ambrose, Stephen E

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780425165102

ISBN: 0425165108

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Collected here for the first time are fifteen essays that span over 100 years of American history--and the remarkable thirty-year career of America's foremost historian. Ambrose's vivid and compelling essays take you to the heart of America's wars, from Grant's stunning Fourth of July victory at Vicksburg, to Nixon's surprise Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Ambrose brings to life the ambition and charisma that led to Custer's great success in the Civil War and fateful disaster at Little Big Horn. With vivid imagery and precise commentary, he puts you on the beaches of Normandy with the common foot... View more info

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Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer (The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Ro

By: General/Ashin, Victor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 3/9/2011

Seller ID: 9780465009688

ISBN: 0465009689

Condition: USED


Victor Cherkashin's incredible career in the KGB spanned thirty-eight years, from Stalin's death in 1953 to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. In this riveting memoir, Cherkashin provides a remarkable insider's view of the KGB's prolonged conflict with the United States, from his recruitment through his rising career in counterintelligence to his prime spot as the KGB's number- two man at the Soviet Embassy in Washington. Victor Cherkashin's story will shed stark new light on the KGB's inner workings over four decades and reveal new details about its major cases. Cherkashin's story is rich ... View more info

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Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency

By: General/Bamford, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 2/14/2011

Seller ID: 9780385499088

ISBN: 0385499086

Condition: USED


The National Security Agency is the world's most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America's spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling "Puzzle Palace," James Banford reveals the NSA's hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow. Here is a scrupulously documented account-much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously u... View more info

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Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to Isis

By: General/Barron, David J.

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Seller ID: 9781451681970

ISBN: 1451681976

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Spanish Civil War, The

By: General/Beevor, Antony

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780141001487

ISBN: 0141001488

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The Spanish Civil War is a compelling account of one of the most hard-fought and bitter wars of the twentieth century: a war of atrocities and political genocide that was a military testing ground before the Second World War for the Russians, Italians, and Germans. With his thorough and contemporary examination of the Spanish civil war, historian Antony Beevor unravels the complex events from the coup d'etat which started the war in July of 1936 to the final defeat of the Republicans in 1939. This highly readable account leaves out none of the familiar aspects, exploring them with a clear eye ... View more info

Crying Wolf: The Return of War to Chechnya

By: General/Bennett, Vanora

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780330351706

ISBN: 0330351702

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Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare

By: General/Bourke, Joanna

Price: $6.50

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780465007387

ISBN: 0465007384

Condition: USED


The characteristic act of men at war is not dying, but killing. Politicians and military historians may gloss over human slaughter, emphasizing the defense of national honor, but for men in active service, warfare means being - or becoming - efficient killers. In "An Intimate History of Killing," historian Joanna Bourke asks: What are the social and psychological dynamics of becoming the best "citizen soldiers?" What kind of men become the best killers? How do they readjust to civilian life?These questions are answered in this groundbreaking new work that won, while still in manuscript, the Fr... View more info

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Black Hawk Down

By: General/Bowden, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/4/2015

Seller ID: 0140288503

ISBN: 0140288503

Condition: USED


On October 3, 1993, a band of U.S. soldiers embarked on a mission in Somalia to capture two warlords. It was a simple plan. What erupted instead was a night of bloodshed and death. It became the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. This is the extraordinary minute-by-minute account of that courageous, historic, and brutal night. View more info

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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

By: General/Bowden, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/21/2014

Seller ID: 9780142000953

ISBN: 0142000957

Condition: USED


A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U.S.-led covert sixteen-month manhunt. With unprecedented access to important players--including Colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued E... View more info