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PROJECT AZORIAN
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PROJECT AZORIAN

By Norman Polmar and Michael White

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The CIA and the raising of K-129. In early August 1974, after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129, sunk in March 1968, from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean. The audacious effort was undertaken with the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. “Azorian”, incorrectly identified as Project Jennifer by the press, was the most ambitious ocean engineering endeavor attempted. U.S. intelligence had determined the precise location and developed the Hughes Glomar Explorer to raise the submarine from a depth of 16,400 feet. The remarkable effort was conducted with Soviet naval ships a few hundred yards from the lift ship. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Naval Institute Press) (ISBN: 9781591146681) (Pagination: 264pp, illustrations) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$29.55

STALIN'S SECRET WAR

By Rupert Butler

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An account of the activities of the NKVD on the Eastern Front. The use of terror has been a characteristic of Russia from the days of the Tsars. The Okhrana was the oppressive police force of the Romanovs. Then came the Cheka, the OGPU, SMERSH and the NKVD - organisations that used terror to control every aspect of military and civilian life. During the Great Patriotic War , Soviet soldiers and citizens feared not only the Germans but the tentacles of the secret police. To maintain iron discipline in the face of the German onslaught the agents of the NKVD waged a merciless campaign against their own people. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848840539) (Pagination: 208pp, illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

THROUGH HITLER'S BACK DOOR
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THROUGH HITLER'S BACK DOOR

By Alan Ogden

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) SOE Operations in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria: 1939-1945. These nations were German allies in the Second World War, unlike the other countries of Europe which had either been forcibly occupied by the Nazis or remained neutral. SOE Missions mounted within their borders were thus doubly hazardous for they were conducted in enemy-populated territory, heavily policed by military forces and gendarmerie. Furthermore all these states had well developed and experienced security services, usually supplemented by Gestapo and Abwehr units. This is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848842489) (Pagination: 304pp, numerous b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.92

THE KGB'S POISON FACTORY
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THE KGB'S POISON FACTORY

By Boris Volodarsky

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In November 2006 the world was shaken by the assassination in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Colonel in the FSB, the Russian security service. The murder was the most notorious crime committed by the Russian intelligence on foreign soil in three decades. The author is a former Russian military intelligence officer. His narrative reveals that since 1917, beginning with Lenin and his Cheka, the Russian security services have regularly carried out bespoke poisoning operations all over the world to eliminate the enemies of the Kremlin. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Frontline Books) (ISBN: 9781848325425) (Pagination: 288pp, illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

SHOT IN THE TOWER

By Leonard Sellers

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The first reaction to this fascinating account of the spies who were executed in the Tower of London during the First World War is likely to be one of amazement at their ineptitude. Not one of them seems to have had any proper training or any idea of how to set about the job. This, of course raises the intriguing question: how many others were there who did know what they were up to and managed to escape detection? However, thanks to years of dogged research by Len Sellers, the remarkable, but somehow pathetic, stories of the eleven foreign agents who were caught and subsequently shot can now be told. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848840263) (Pagination: 224pp, 28 b/w photos) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$20.74

CHURCHILL'S MAN OF MYSTERY
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CHURCHILL'S MAN OF MYSTERY

By Gill Bennett

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence. This unique book exposes for the first time the mysterious life and career of Desmond Morton, intelligence officer and personal adviser to Winston Churchill during the Second World War. After distinguished service as artillery officer and aide-de-camp to General Haig during the First World War, Morton worked for the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from 1919 to 1934, and was involved in secret operations against Bolshevik Russia and a resurgent Germany. Morton met Churchill on the Western Front in 1916, supporting him throughout the ‘wilderness years’ and moved to Downing Street as the Prime Minister’s intelligence adviser in May 1940. There, he remained in a liaison role until the end of the war. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Taylor & Francis) (ISBN: 9780415394307) (Pagination: 432pp) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$103.79