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Washington DC: National Geographic, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 320 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Selected Internet Sites. Index. Autographed copy sticker on front of DJ and sticker residue. Inscribed on the title page by the writer of the Foreword Peter Earnest. Inscription reads For Ted w/Best Wishes Peter Earnest. Peter Earnest was an American intelligence officer. He was the first director of the International Spy Museum. This work includes sections on Secrets of War; Double Agents, Turncoats, and Traitors; Counterintelligence: Spy vs. Spy; Bodyguard of Lies; Espionage Accidents; In Defense of the Realm; and The Secret State. Thomas Benton Allen (March 20, 1929 – December 11, 2018) was an American author and historian. While still a teenager he was a cub reporter for the Bridgeport Herald and later served in the US Navy as a journalist. He was a reporter for the New York Daily News and then an editor for Chilton Books of Philadelphia. He joined the National Geographic Society in 1965 and later became Associate Chief Editor. He wrote more than twenty-five books. His first book, Shadows in the Sea, was published in 1963 and his final book was 1789. Many of his books and articles focused on military and intelligence subjects, and in 2004 he was named author of the year by the U.S. Naval Institute “for the sustained high quality of his literary contributions to Naval History magazine.” His writings for National Geographic Magazine included articles on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, the Eighth Air Force, and the sinking of the USS Maine. Allen had co-authored numerous books with Norman Polmar. He had also written numerous mystery novels.
New York: Berkley Books, 1983. Berkley Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. , 243,  pages. Cover worn, soiled and creased. Corner of rear cover gone. While on a ship bound for Turkey, an armaments expert discovers that he is the intended victim of a murder plot. Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. Also working as a screenwriter, Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. When the Second World War broke out, Ambler entered the army as a private soldier. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1941. He was soon reassigned to photographic units. He ended the war as a lieutenant-colonel and an assistant director of the Army Film and Photographic Unit. After the war, he worked in the civilian film industry as a screenwriter, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work on the film The Cruel Sea (1953), adapted from the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. He did not resume writing under his own name until 1951, when he entered the second of his two distinct periods in his writing. Five of his six early works are regarded as classic thrillers. He created the 1960 American detective TV series Checkmate. Ambler's best-known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day (1962), filmed in 1964 as Topkapi. Other classic movies based on his work include Journey into Fear (1943), starring Joseph Cotten, and an original screenplay, The October Man (1947).
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 368,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ edges worn: small tears, small chips. Inscribed by Ambrose on half-title. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989. During the 1969-1970 academic year, he was the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The Center's first efforts, which Ambrose initiated, involved the collection of oral histories from World War II veterans about their experiences, particularly any participation in D-Day. By the time of publication of Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, in 1994, the Center had collected more than 1,200 oral histories.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1965. 29 cm, 112, illus. (some color), boards and spine somewhat soiled, small chips at top and bottom of spineContains an article on Sam Houston's last fight by Albert Castel, "A Gibson Girl Romance" by Anita W. Hinckley, and an essay on Canada by Hugh MacLennan with a portfolio of illustrations, among other articles.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. Second Impression [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 238 pages. Ink marks noted on several pages. Contains Footnotes, List of Illustrations [8 plates between pages 110 and 111; 16 documents between pages 5 and 16; and 4 diagrams between pages xi and xviii]. List of Abbreviations, KGB Codenames of Centre Officers and Residents, Note on the Documents, and Introduction: The Centre and Foreign Intelligence. Chapters cover The KGB's Global Priorities; Agent Recruitment; Illegals; Operation RYAN; The 'Main Adversary': The United States; The Main Ally of the 'Main Adversary': The United Kingdom; The European Community; The Socialist International; China; New Thinking? Also contains Appendix A: The KGB Files and Archives; Appendix B: Residency Records and Communications with the Centre; and Notes. Instructions from the Centre offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadership at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991. Christopher Maurice Andrew is an historian at the University of Cambridge with a special interest in international relations and in particular the history of intelligence services. Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (born October 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB who became KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1974 to 1985. He was exfiltrated from the USSR in 1985.