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Cincinnati, OH: U. P. James, 1841. later edition, presumed first printing thus. Stiff boards. 14 cm. 104 pages and with Ramble item 128 total pages. Illustrations. Date of 1841 written in pencil on title page. Name of previous owner present on the inside cover--Middle name is Crosby! Front board separated but present. Some pencil underlining. noted. Based upon the facts narrated by Crosby to H. L. Barnum. 24 pages of Robert Ramble's Book of Heroes bound in. As reported in his obituary in the Cabinet Newspaper (Schenectady, NY), July 8, 1835, p. 3, Crosby's life was the basis for the character Harvey Birch in The Spy, a novel published in 1821 and authored by the American writer James Fenimore Cooper.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First American Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 338 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Footnotes. List of Abbreviations. List of Staff Identified. Sources and Select Bibliography. Index. Black mark on bottom edge. Patrick Beesly (27 June 1913 – 16 August 1986) was a British author and intelligence officer during World War II. Just before World War II, he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) in June 1939, became a Sub-Lieutenant (Special Branch), and was appointed to the Naval Intelligence Division (NID 2), in the section concentrating on France, Spain, and the Benelux countries. His first assignment was with the activities of armed merchant raiders but from 1941 until the end of the war with Germany he worked on submarine tracking as Deputy to Commander Rodger Winn. Patrick Beesly's first book, Very Special Intelligence in 1977 was well received. He proceeded to write other works on related intelligence and historical themes, some of which involved some far-reaching conclusions.
Bnei Brak, Israel: Steimatzky House, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 143,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen (6 December 1924 – 18 May 1965), commonly known as Eli Cohen, was an Egyptian-born Israeli spy. He is best known for his espionage work in 1961–65 in Syria, where he developed close relationships with the Syrian political and military hierarchy. Syrian counterintelligence eventually uncovered the spy conspiracy and convicted Cohen under pre-war martial law, sentencing him to death and hanging him publicly in 1965. Cohen was born in 1924 in Alexandria, Egypt to a devout Mizrahi Jewish and Zionist family. Israel's secret police recruited a sabotage unit of Jewish Egyptian citizens in 1955 which attempted to undermine Egypt's relationships with western powers in the "Lavon Affair". The unit bombed unoccupied American and British installations, expecting that this would be considered the work of Egyptians. Egyptian authorities uncovered the spy ring and sentenced two of the members to death. Cohen had aided the unit and was implicated, but they found no link between him and the perpetrators.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. First American Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 603,  pages. Author's Note. Map . Glossary. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ somewhat soiled, some wear to DJ edges. Ian Black was the Guardian's Middle East editor, European editor, diplomatic editor and foreign leader writer in 36 years on the paper. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics. Benny Morris (born 8 December 1948) is an Israeli historian. He is a professor of history in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Beersheba, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians," a term Morris coined to describe himself and historians Avi Shlaim and Ilan Pappé. Morris's work on the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has won praise from both sides of the political divide. Regarding himself as a Zionist, he writes, "I embarked upon the research not out of ideological commitment or political interest. I simply wanted to know what happened."
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. Book Club Edition (stamp on back cover. Verso does state 1st ed./1st printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 603,  pages. Author's Note. Maps. Glossary. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ somewhat soiled, some wear to DJ edges. Ian Black was the Guardian's Middle East editor, European editor, diplomatic editor and foreign leader writer in 36 years on the paper. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics. Benny Morris (born 8 December 1948) is an Israeli historian. He is a professor of history in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Beersheba, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians," a term Morris coined to describe himself and historians Avi Shlaim and Ilan Pappé. Morris's work on the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has won praise from both sides of the political divide. Regarding himself as a Zionist, he writes, "I embarked upon the research not out of ideological commitment or political interest. I simply wanted to know what happened."
New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. 336 pages. Illustrations. Footntoes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. J Presentation copy inscribed and dated by the author. Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist, television news anchor, and author who has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the host of The Situation Room and also serves as the network's lead political anchor. In 1986, he became known for his coverage of the arrest and trial of Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who was charged with spying for Israel. Blitzer was the first journalist to interview Pollard, and he later wrote a book about the Pollard Affair titled Territory of Lies. Blitzer writes that Pollard contacted him because he had been reading Blitzer's byline for years, and because Blitzer "had apparently impressed him as someone who was sympathetic". Pollard also hoped that Blitzer would help him "reach the people of Israel, as well as the American Jewish community." Blitzer's interview with Pollard was controversial in the context of the legal action against him, as it was construed by some media voices as a possible violation of the terms of Pollard's plea deal, which forbade media contact. Blitzer's subsequent book about the affair was included in The New York Times list of "Notable Books of the Year" for 1989. In its review, the Times praised the book as "lucid and highly readable" and called Blitzer's judgment of Israeli officials "harsh but fair". Pollard was released on November 20, 2015, in accordance with federal guidelines in place at the time of his sentencing.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 438,  pages. Illustrations. A Note on Sources. Inscribed by author on fep. Howard Blum (born 1948) is an American author and journalist. Formerly a reporter for The Village Voice and The New York Times, Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of several non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning. In 1986, Blum began working as a reporter for the New York Times, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Several of his books were non-fiction bestsellers, including Gangland, Wanted, The Gold of Exodus, and The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and WWII. Additionally, a number of his works have been optioned for film. Miramax Films make The Brigade into a major motion picture.
New York: Crescent Books, 1987. Revised Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. 31 cm. 224 pages. Illustrations (more than 300 photographs, most in full color, over 80 maps, diagrams, charts, and tables). Index. Among the contributors are: Ray S. Cline, Richard Friedman, David Baker, and David Miller. This book helps in understanding the intelligence machine and the role it played in protecting free societies of the world in the 1980s and shows how to cope with the endemic strategic conflicts of this era. The contents include: 1. What is intelligence? -- 2. The world's intelligence organizations --3. The worldwide intelligence exchange --4. Espionage and counter-espionage --5. Intelligence and the electronic battlefield --6. Intelligence and the war in space --7. Intelligence and the war in the air --8. Intelligence and the war on land --9. Intelligence and the war at sea --10. The importance of coping with intelligence, 11. The intelligence war in the 1980s.