Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty 1789-1848

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007352204

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 3629

A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation.

Phantom Terror

Political Paranoia and the Creation of the Modern State, 1789-1848

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465060935

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 3486

After the French Revolution, conservative governments from Britain to Russia created bulwarks to protect their power against the threat of further rebellions. They repressed and spied on their citizens, policing both speech and actions. In nations across Europe, politicians and cultural leaders from Edmund Burke to Mary Shelley chose sides, either propelling or resisting the counter-revolutionary spirit embodied in these omnipotent central states. These years of paranoia not only witnessed the first stirrings of modern totalitarian regimes, but gave birth to the political contest between the privileged and the underprivileged—a legacy that haunts us to this day. In Phantom Terror, award-winning historian Adam Zamoyski reveals that the years after the French Revolution were the crux upon which the rest of European history would turn—a moment when desperate monarchs took the world down the path of revolution, terror, and world war.

Das RAF-Phantom

Neue Ermittlungen in Sachen Terror

Author: Gerhard Wisnewski,Wolfgang Landgraeber,Ekkehard Sieker

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426425289

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 854

Wer steckt hinter der RAF? Skrupellos mordete die »dritte Generation« der RAF Politiker, Industrielle und Wirtschaftsbosse. Doch sind die Täter wirklich bei der linken Terrorgruppe zu suchen? Welche Rolle spielen Geheimdienste und Ermittlungsbehörden? Warum gab es nach dem Mord an Detlev Karsten Rohwedder, dem Vorsitzenden der Treuhandanstalt, keine weiteren RAF-Morde mehr? Weshalb können Polizei und Justiz bis heute den letzten Anschlägen keine konkreten Täter zuordnen? Die drei Autoren decken auf: Nach wie vor sind die offiziellen Ermittlungsergebnisse voller Widersprüche, für die es von Seiten der Behörden keine plausible Erklärung gibt. Ist die dritte Generation der RAF nur ein Phantom, dessen Existenz lediglich auf unbewiesenen Behauptungen der Sicherheitsbehörden beruht? Ein Phantom, das von den wahren Tätern ablenken soll?

The Secret World

A History of Intelligence

Author: Christopher Andrew

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241305225

Category: Political Science

Page: 960

View: 4641

The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The first mention of espionage in world literature is in the Book of Exodus.'God sent out spies into the land of Canaan'. From there, Christopher Andrew traces the shift in the ancient world from divination to what we would recognize as attempts to gather real intelligence in the conduct of military operations, and considers how far ahead of the West - at that time - China and India were. He charts the development of intelligence and security operations and capacity through, amongst others, Renaissance Venice, Elizabethan England, Revolutionary America, Napoleonic France, right up to sophisticated modern activities of which he is the world's best-informed interpreter. What difference have security and intelligence operations made to course of history? Why have they so often forgotten by later practitioners? This fascinating book provides the answers.


Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 9908

Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

Phantome des Terrors

Die Angst vor der Revolution und die Unterdrückung der Freiheit

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406697674

Category: History

Page: 618

View: 3475

Mit seinen Napoleon-Büchern "1812“ und "1815“ ist Adam Zamoyski auch in Deutschland zum Bestsellerautor geworden. Nun erzählt der polnisch-britische Historiker, wie nach dem Ende Napoleons aus der Angst der Herrschenden vor Terror und Revolution eine paranoide Politik der Unterdrückung wird. Spannend wie immer schildert Zamoyski das Ringen zwischen den Kräften der Reaktion und der liberalen Bewegung. Und er lässt keinen Zweifel daran, auf wessen Seite er steht: Auf der Seite der Freiheit. Für die Herrschenden und Besitzenden waren die Jahre nach der Französischen Revolution und Napoleon ein Zeitalter höchster Besorgnis. Die gekrönten Häupter lebten in der permanenten Furcht vor erneuten Rebellionen und waren überzeugt davon, dass ihre Macht auf dem Spiel stand. So entstand eine Politik, die mit einem immer aufwendigeren System von Bespitzelung, Zensur und Repression gegen reale und imaginäre Feinde vorging. Doch das Resultat war anders, als es sich die Mächtigen erhofft hatten. Der Polizeistaat und eine verfehlte Politik brachten – damals wie heute - genau das hervor, was sie verhindern wollten.

Söhne und Weltmacht

Terror im Aufstieg und Fall der Nationen

Author: Gunnar Heinsohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492251242


Page: 188

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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle

American English

Author: Robert Arthur

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440147819

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7230

Every true "The Three Investigators"-Fan dreams about following the adventures of Jupiter, Pete and Bob in the original American edition. "The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle", finally available for your reading device! Alfred Hitfield has found new helpers: The Three Investigators Jupiter, Pete and Bob. Their first task is to find a haunted house for a movie set. But when the boys arrive for an overnight visit at Terror Castle, home of a deceased horror-movie actor, they soon discover how the place got its name.

Beyond Revenge

Author: Godfrey Wray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532495X

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 1740

Beyond Revenge is a compelling, complex story of a young woman betrayed by the man she loved. Its a riveting tale with its genesis in a quiet Amerindian village in Guyanas interior. Then it snakes its way to a stunningly dramatic conclusion, in the process embracing several genressuspense, romance, science fiction, and drama. In his fast-paced debut novel, Godfrey Wray captures the essence of storytelling and glues readers to their seats with the intriguing twists and turns that remind one of the more accomplished authors. Its a tale without the obligatory violence and mayhem that many writers in these times use to nauseating effect. A well-trained female officer in the Guyana Defence Force is sent on an international mission to New York. She is forced to abandon mission headquarters after learning of a plot to tamper with her brain cells. However, before she leaves the Big Apple, she is raped in a Brooklyn park by three men. Ruth Elizabeth Ferreira, a super athlete and scholar nurtured by a Catholic priest, exacts revenge on the three miscreants before returning to her South American homeland to deal with her duplicitous lover, who had engineered the conspiracy with his CIA counterparts. In this first book, the author displays a remarkable insight into the fiction world, skillfully embodying moving sequences based on human emotions. His racy style and refreshing narrative power immediately position him above the fray. This gale force is one the Caribbean and the wider world will be sure to welcome.

Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 505

View: 4747

"This engaging biography exactly and vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtry From the best-selling author of Billy the Kid and Route 66, a true-life story of a notorious outlaw that magnificently re-creates the vanished, impoverished world of Dust Bowl America. Michael Wallis evokes the hard times of the era as he follows the life of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd from his coming of age, when there were no jobs and no food, to his descent into a life of petty crime, bootlegging, murder, and prison. Before long he was one of the FBI's original "public enemies." After a series of spectacular bank robberies he was slain in an Ohio field in 1934 at the age of thirty. Pretty Boy is social history at its best, portraying, with a sweeping style, the larger story of the hardscrabble farmers whose lives were so intolerably shattered by the Depression.

Terror and Performance

Author: Rustom Bharucha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317744640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 9978

‘This work goes where other books fear to tread. It reaches the parts other scholars might imagine in their dreams but would neither have the international reach nor the critical acumen and forensic flourish to deliver.’ Alan Read, King's College London ‘This book is not only timely. It is overdue – and it is a masterpiece unrivalled by any book I know of.’ Erika Fischer-Lichte, Freie Universität Berlin ‘The first and only book that focuses on the intersections of performance, terror and terrorism as played out beyond a Euro-American context post-9/11. It is an important work, both substantively and methodologically.’ Jenny Hughes, University of Manchester ‘A profound and tightly bound sequence of reflections ... a rigorously provocative book.’ Stephen Barber, Kingston University London In this exceptional investigation Rustom Bharucha considers the realities of Islamophobia, the legacies of Truth and Reconciliation, the deadly certitudes of State-controlled security systems and the legitimacy of counter-terror terrorism, drawing on a vast spectrum of human cruelties across the global South. The outcome is a brilliantly argued case for seeing terror as a volatile and mutant phenomenon that is deeply lived, experienced, and performed within the cultures of everyday life.

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 345585107X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 1797

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror

Author: James Presley

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987239

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 5383

Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United States The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers lanes" in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Dubbed "the Phantom murders" by the press, these grisly crimes took place in an America before dial telephones, DNA science, and criminal profiling. Even pre-television, print and radio media stirred emotions to a fever pitch. The Phantom Killer, exhaustively researched, is the only definitive nonfiction book on the case, and includes details from an unpublished account by a survivor, and rare, never-before-published photographs. Although the case lives on today on television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted the reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings.

Homo Sum

A Novel

Author: Georg Ebers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church history

Page: N.A

View: 1174


Challenge of the North Cascades

Author: Fred Beckey

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864793

Category: Travel

Page: 280

View: 3871

This book documents more than three decades of adventure in the peaks of the North Cascades. In this absorbing memoir, climbing legend Fred Beckey shares his unique experiences, from achieving personal triumphs to facing the challenges of nature. It's a must for every mountaineering enthusiast's bookshelf!