King of Spies

The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509815856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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In King of Spies, prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden, reveals one of the most astonishing – and previously untold – spy stories of the twentieth century. Donald Nichols was 'a one man war', according to his US Air Force commanding general. He won the Distinguished Service Cross, along with a chest full of medals for valor and initiative in the Korean War. His commanders described Nichols as the bravest, most resourceful and effective spymaster of that forgotten war. But there is far more to Donald Nichols' story than first meets the eye . . . Based on long-classified government records, unsealed court records, and interviews in Korea and the U.S., King of Spies tells the story of the reign of an intelligence commander who lost touch with morality, legality, and even sanity, if military psychiatrists are to be believed. Donald Nichols was America's Kurtz. A seventh-grade dropout, he created his own black-ops empire, commanding a small army of hand-selected spies, deploying his own makeshift navy, and ruling over it as a clandestine king, with absolute power over life and death. He claimed a – 'legal license to murder' – and inhabited a world of mass executions and beheadings, as previously unpublished photographs in the book document. Finally, after eleven years, the U.S. military decided to end Nichols's reign. He was secretly sacked and forced to endure months of electroshock in a military hospital in Florida. Nichols told relatives the American government was trying to destroy his memory. King of Spies looks to answer the question of how an uneducated, non-trained, non-experienced man could end up as the number-one US spymaster in South Korea and why his US commanders let him get away with it for so long . . .

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312703724

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The History of Code Breaking

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 150817704X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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This intriguing and revelatory history of cryptology ranges from the early days of code-making and code-breaking in ancient Egypt, Sparta, and Rome to the present day when it has slipped beyond the tight control of governments and now affects all our lives whenever we use our cell phones or connect to the internet. Subjects covered here include Mary Queen of Scots' cryptic messages when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I; the codes used by George Washington for military and political purposes; and code-breaking during World Wars I and II, including the Enigma Machine. Those who invent codes and those who break them are fascinating characters. This is their story.

Stories of Virtue in Business

Author: Charles Edward Weber

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819199508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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C. Edward Weber brings insight into the practice of ethics with this pragmatic book of personal stories and ethical dilemmas of business men and women that clearly illustrate the human condition and are an integral part of the business experience. The more than 40 stories derived from interviews with over two hundred executives are not designed as a blueprint for ethical conduct but rather act as an outline and analysis of how particular people apply their ethical principles. Contents: Adhering to the Law; Avoiding Harm; Acting Honestly in Business Relations; Respecting Others; Justice in Relations with Stakeholders; Keeping Promises/Commitments; Acting with Compassion; Some After-Thoughts.

The Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon

About 2250 B.C. : Autographed Text, Transliteration, Translation, Glossary Index of Subjects, Lists of Proper Names, Signs, Numuerals ...

Author: Robert Francis Harper

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770031

Category: History

Page: 192

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Harper, Robert Francis. The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon. About 2250 B.C. Autographed Text Transliteration... Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1904. xxviii, 194, ciii pp. Plates, folding map of the region. Reprinted 2000 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23953. ISBN 1-58477-003-1. Cloth. $75. * Complete English translation of the code with a running parallel transliteration of the original ideograms. All corrections and erasures are included. This edition also includes facsimiles of all of the original cuneiform tablets, a thorough glossary and index of subjects, lists of proper names and tables of weights and currencies.

The King's Codebreaker

Author: Andrew Douglas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848764014

Category: Cryptographers

Page: 256

View: 5935


In the summer of 1643, while bloody war rages across England, scholarly Thomas Hill receives an unexpected summons from the King, and travels reluctantly from his home in Romsey to the royal court at Oxford, leaving his widowed sister and her daughters to fend for themselves.Having learnt that his predecessor was murdered, he takes over as the King’s cryptographer.There is evidence of a traitor at court, and when a message is intercepted, encrypted with the ‘unbreakable’ Vigenère square, Thomas thinks it will reveal his identity. His suspicions are confirmed when his old tutor and lover are viciously murdered, he is run down in the street, his room is ransacked, and he is thrown, on a false charge, into the notorious Oxford Castle gaol, where he contracts gaol fever.To reveal the identity of the traitor, and save himself, Thomas must break the ‘unbreakable’ cipher. That will not, however, be an easy task.The King’s Codebreaker is the first in a trilogy of Thomas Hill stories. The second, Blessed Rain, is completed, and the third, Quicksilver, is underway.

The Legal Code of Ælfred the Great

Author: Henry Wheaton,Alfred (King of England)

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584773928

Category: History

Page: 147

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Alfred, King of Wessex. The Legal Code of Aelfred the Great. Edited With an Introduction by Milton Haight Turk. Boston: Published by Ginn and Company, 1893. viii, 147 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2003056437. ISBN 1-58477-392-8. Cloth. $95. * A legendary figure in Medieval history, Aelfred [871-899] expelled the Vikings from England and founded the first significant centralized kingdom in present-day England and Wales. A learned monarch, he was well-versed in Christian theology and Classical thought. His legal code attempted to teach his subjects about their duty, the king's authority and the collective destiny of Wessex. Indeed, the preface contains a history of law beginning with the Ten Commandments, which suggests that he believed his subjects were a new people of God. Not a code or handbook in the conventional sense, it aimed to promote the king as a lawgiver on Roman and biblical models. This edition contains the complete text of the code with full scholarly apparatus and an extensive introduction that discusses manuscripts of the code, philological issues and the code's legal and literary qualities.

Code Lightfall and the Robot King

Author: Daniel H. Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408817780

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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When Code Lightfall tumbles down a hole in pursuit of a mysterious robotic insect, he lands in a world that defies imagination. Everything in Mekhos is made from metal and circuitry, including the inhabitants. To find his way home Code must cross Mekhos's bizarre and dangerous landscape to reach the legendary Robonomicon - a guide to all robot wisdom. But the robots of Mekhos are also in peril, and Code must rescue them before he can save himself. With its dazzling array of robots and futuristic gadgets, this rollicking story will hold special appeal for budding techno-lovers everywhere.

Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development

Author: Chris King

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430232110

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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BlackBerry devices and applications are selling by the millions. As a BlackBerry developer, you need an advanced skill set to successfully exploit the most compelling features of the platform. This book will help you develop that skill set and teach you how to create the most sophisticated BlackBerry programs possible. With Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development, you’ll get a comprehensive look at the new features included with SDK 6, including the web and widgets SDK, the web browser, and more. You’ll also learn how to take advantage of BlackBerry media capabilities such as the camera and video playback. The book also shows you how to send and receive text and multimedia messages, use powerful cryptography libraries, and connect with the user’s personal and business contacts and calendar. Not only will you be learning how to use these APIs, but you’ll also be building a program that takes full advantage of them: a wireless media-sharing app. Each chapter’s lessons will be applied by enhancing the app from a prototype to a fully polished program. Along the way, you'll learn how to differentiate your product from other downloads by fully integrating with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system. Your app will run in the browser and within device menus, just like software that comes with the phone. You will even learn BlackBerry's new Web browser features, Web standards-based software development kit, and more. Once you are comfortable with writing apps, this book will show you how to take them to the next level. You’ll learn how to move from running on one phone to running on all phones, and from one country to all countries. You’ll additionally learn how to support your users with updates. No other resource compares for mastering the techniques needed for expert development on this mobile platform.

Serienanalyse "King of Queens"

Diskursanalytische Medienanalyse der Sitcom "King of Queens"

Author: Catrin Neumayer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640876547

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 9

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, , Veranstaltung: Mediensozialisation, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es die Sitcom „King of Queens“ diskursanalytisch zu betrachten. Analysegrundlagen sollen dafür die Art und Konstitution der in der Sitcom vorkommenden Charaktere, deren Verortung im gesellschaftlichen Umfeld sowie die ihnen zugeschriebenen (Charakter)Eigenschaften bilden. In diesem Zusammenhang interessiert hauptsächlich die Frage, über welche Positionierungen und Nichtpositionierungen Akteure dargestellt, welche Begriffe verwendet und wie aufgrund der genannten Faktoren Diskurse produziert werden. Diesen Fragestellungen muss erhöhte Bedeutsamkeit zugemessen werden, weil das Identifikationspotential von Rezipientinnen mit medialen Formaten maßgeblich zur Bildung von Identität, ferner zur Gestaltung von Zusammenleben und Gesellschaft beitragen insofern, dass die medial vermittelten Diskurse zu Normalitätsstandards führen, welche von den Rezipientinnen aufgrund ihrer Implikation in die reale Lebenswelt, zu handlungsdeterminierenden Konstanten werden. Demzufolge soll die Serie auf die darin vermittelten Werte, Handlungen und Realitäten hinterfragt werden, um aufzuzeigen wie durch Positionierungen, Wertungen und Auslassungen Diskurse hergestellt und diese durch sprachliche Begriffe gestärkt und dadurch von den Rezipientinnen übernommen werden. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit soll folglich latenten Strukturen geschenkt werden, die in manifesten Gegebenheiten mittransportiert werden, um die Bedeutungen die hinter den medialen Texten stehen, einzusehen.

Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers

A History of Codes and Ciphers

Author: Gary Blackwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more intriguing than ever. From invisible ink to the CIA, this exciting trip through history is a hands-on, interactive experience? so get cracking!

The Code of Kings

The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

Author: Linda Schele,Peter Mathews,Macduff Everton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684852098

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3221


This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history and belief system. Maps, drawings & photos.

Von ganz unten zum King of Fashion

Author: Christian Audigier

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864131367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2332


ES IST EINE DER UNGLAUBLICHSTEN ERFOLGSSTORYS IN DER GESCHICHTE DER MODE: Christian Audigier, der in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in der Vorstadt von Avignon aufwuchs, herrscht heute über das erfolgreichste Modeimperium unserer Zeit. Als kleiner Junge schnitt er Fotos aus Modezeitschriften aus und träumte vom großen Geld. Mit 15 eröffnete er einen Kleiderladen in einer Garage, und ein Jahr später war er der jüngste Stylist der Welt. Er kam ohne Geld nach Amerika und fing nochmal ganz von vorne an. Er designte für Diesel, Levi's und Naf Naf und verhalf Von Dutch zum großen Durchbruch. Schließlich gründete er sein eigenes Label Ed Hardy. Damit wurde Audigier in kürzester Zeit zum King of Fashion.