Spy Sites of Washington DC

Author: H. Keith Melton
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626163820
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Washington, DC, stands at the epicenter of world espionage. Mapping this history from the halls of government to tranquil suburban neighborhoods reveals scoresof dead drops, covert meeting places, and secret facilities—a constellation ofclandestine sites unknown to even the most avid history buffs. Until now. Spy Sites of Washington, DC traces more than two centuries of secret history from the Mount Vernon study of spymaster George Washington to the Cleveland Park apartment of the “Queen of Cuba.” In 220 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, intelligence historians Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton weave incredible true stories of derring-do and double-crosses that put even the best spy fiction to shame. Maps and more than three hundred photos allow readers to follow in the winding footsteps of moles and sleuths, trace the covert operations that influenced wars hot and cold, and understand the tradecraft traitors and spies alike used in the do-or-die chess games that have changed the course of history. Informing and entertaining, Spy Sites of Washington, DC is the comprehensive guidebook to the shadow history of our nation’s capital.

Undercover Washington

Author: Pamela Kessler
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781931868976
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Offers a guided tour through Washington, D. C. and nearby Virginia and Maryland leads to more than seventy dropsites, safehouses, graveyards, mansions, museums, secure government offices, and restaurant rendezvous where the spy game has been played, from George Washington through today's war on terrorism.

Spycraft

Author: Robert Wallace
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452295475
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this look at the CIA's most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs-much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public.

Empire of Mud

Author: J. D. Dickey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493013939
Format: PDF, ePub
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Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps, filthy canals, and rutted horse trails littered its landscape. Political bosses hired hooligans and thugs to conduct the nation's affairs. Legendary madams entertained clients from all stations of society and politicians of every party. The police served and protected with the aid of bribes and protection money. Beneath pestilential air, the city’s muddy roads led to a stumpy, half-finished obelisk to Washington here, a domeless Capitol Building there. Lining the streets stood boarding houses, tanneries, and slums. Deadly horse races gouged dusty streets, and opposing factions of volunteer firefighters battled one another like violent gangs rather than life-saving heroes. The city’s turbulent history set a precedent for the dishonesty, corruption, and mismanagement that have led generations to look suspiciously on the various sin--both real and imagined--of Washington politicians. Empire of Mud unearths and untangles the roots of our capital’s story and explores how the city was tainted from the outset, nearly stifled from becoming the proud citadel of the republic that George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant envisioned more than two centuries ago.

Verbalisation The power of words to drive change

Author: Sven Hughes
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326946536
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Verbalisation: The power of words to drive change In our hyper-connected age, audiences have changed, but our ways of reaching them haven't. Our ability to understand, engage, and influence them, using new methods and media, is both our biggest challenge and our biggest opportunity. This is your practical guide to harnessing the power of words to reliably change behaviour. On the battlefield, on the campaign trail and in the boardroom.

Ultimate Spy

Author: H Keith Melton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668182
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Ultimate Spy Enhanced provides a unique opportunity to enter the secret world of espionage, revealing the stories of famous spies, recounting tales of famous spy operations, and showing an amazing range of spy paraphernalia. Throughout history, espionage has been used as a means of trying to gain advantage over the enemy. Ultimate Spy Enhanced outlines the early history of espionage. It then goes to examine key spying operations during the American Civil War, through both World Wars and the Cold War, up to the present day. This expanded edition includes a new section that looks in detail at post-Cold War spying activities, bringing the reader up to date with the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying. Over the years, the author of Ultimate Spy Enhanced has amassed an incredible collection of spy devices, including concealed cameras, lock picks, suitcase radio, and assassination devices, many hundreds of which were shown for the first time in the original edition. For this new edition, a large number of new items are included, many never seen by the public before. They include laser listening devices, miniature satellite transmitters, new microdot cameras, and various spy cameras hidden in everyday objects, such as pens and key chains. Ultimate Spy Enhanced also includes information on how spies are chosen and recruited, the training they receive, and the tricks of the trade. A glossary explains abbreviations of important intelligence and security organizations and defines many common terms used in espionage.

Wicked Georgetown

Author: Canden Schwantes
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625840837
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Georgetown has long been home to the most affluent and influential residents of the capital--but it has also played host to its fair share of high-end misdeeds and wickedly amusing scandals. Culprits range from Confederate spies to the prankster students who stole the clock hands of Georgetown University's Healy Hall, while crime scenes include murder on the C&O Canal and floating brothels on the Potomac. Navigating her way through Cold War-era intrigues and the true-ish story of an exorcism, author Canden Schwantes guides readers through the tawdry and downright devilish side of Georgetown.

Kid s Guide to Washington DC

Author: Eileen Ogintz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793821
Format: PDF, ePub
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Before you plan your family’s next excursion in the nation’s capital, get some help from a travel professional… and your kids! The Kid’s Guide to Washington, DC lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore the city. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will be engaged by reading and sharing fun DC facts and cool travel tips. Awesome games and quizzes will keep the family entertained.

Wild Rose

Author: Ann Blackman
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812970454
Format: PDF
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Drawing on a previously unpublished journal, a profile of a remarkable woman describes the espionage career of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a grande dame of Washington society and devotee of the Southern cause who used her connections and her charm to provide valuable information about Union military secrets to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Counterfeit Constitution Mystery

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635068850
Format: PDF, ePub
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The real Constitution of the USA is in jeopardy.is it lost? stolen? Fake? real? How are Mimi and grant supposed to know?. They follow the constitution from its historic birth to its possible demise.