Capital of Spies

Capital of Spies

But the fundamentals had not changed: Berlin was and would remain the capital of spies until the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fact which makes it all the more surprising that there are hardly any books about the work of the secret services in ...

Author: Sven Felix Kellerhoff

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781636240015

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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For almost half a century, the hottest front in the Cold War was right across Berlin. From summer 1945 until 1990, the secret services of NATO and the Warsaw Pact fought an ongoing duel in the dark. Throughout the Cold War, espionage was part of everyday life in both East and West Berlin, with German spies playing a crucial part of operations on both sides: Erich Mielke's Stasi and Reinhard Gehlen's Federal Intelligence Service, for example. The construction of the wall in 1961 changed the political situation and the environment for espionage—the invisible front was now concreted and unmistakable. But the fundamentals had not changed: Berlin was and would remain the capital of spies until the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fact which makes it all the more surprising that there are hardly any books about the work of the secret services in Berlin during the Cold War. Journalist Sven Felix Kellerhoff and historian Bernd von Kostka describe the spectacular successes and failures of the various secret services based in the city.
Categories: Political Science

Code Breakers and Spies of the Civil War

Code Breakers and Spies of the Civil War

30 As if the situation was not serious enough, the capital also contained a large number of Confederate sympathizers. ... Try as it might, however, the Union could not fully erase the existence of Southern spies in the nation's capital.

Author: Andrew Coddington

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502638496

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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The United States in the 1860s seemed poised to become one of the world's leading powers. Even with the benefits of new innovations such as the railroad and the telegraph, which brought the country together, unresolved issues between the North and the South broke the country in half. This book explores the ways in which the day's new technologies changed the face of warfare and how, in this bloody war for unity, spies from all walks of life, including immigrants, women, and black people, contributed to the struggle.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Divided Berlin 1945 1990

The Divided Berlin  1945 1990

The Capital of Spies The Cold Warwas the golden age of espionage in Europe. Divided Berlin became the spy capital of the world. Almost nowhere else did agents and spies from the two power blocks have better working conditions than in ...

Author: Oliver Boyn

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 9783861536130

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 125

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For more than four decades Berlin and her wall was the symbol of the Cold War. Oliver Boyn shows where the spies, politicians, propagandists and protestors operated.
Categories: Berlin (Germany)

Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China

Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China

Ding Mocun, 'Shoudu gaodeng fayuan shenpan Ding Mocun bilü:1946 nian, 11 yue, 19 ri' (Record of the Capital high court trial of Ding Mocun: 19 November 1946), pp. 719–42 rpt. in Wang, Shenxun Wang wei hanjian bilü, p. 731.

Author: Louise Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316594803

Category: History


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In this compelling new study, Louise Edwards explores the lives of some of China's most famous women warriors and wartime spies through history. Focusing on key figures including Hua Mulan, Zheng Pingru and Liu Hulan, this book examines the ways in which these extraordinary women have been commemorated through a range of cultural mediums including film, theatre, museums and textbooks. Whether perceived as heroes or anti-heroes, Edwards shows that both the popular and official presentation of these women and their accomplishments has evolved in line with China's shifting political values and circumstances over the past one hundred years. Written in a lively and accessible style with illustrations throughout, this book sheds new light on the relationship between gender and militarisation and the ways that women have been exploited to glamorise war both historically in the past and in China today.
Categories: History

Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory for

Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory for

... CA Pangborn Mnfg Co ( capital $ 50,000 ) , John Spies mngr , 42 Spies bldg . Fish propr , lumbermen's supplies , BroadMenominee Loan and Building Association , way cor Saxton . Joseph Fleshiem pres , R E Jennings sec .



ISBN: UOM:39015014546637

Category: Michigan

Page: 2324

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Categories: Michigan

Civil War Spies

Civil War Spies

Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital, was only 100 miles (160 km) away from Washington, DC. The short distance between the two capitals made it relatively easy for citizen spies supporting the Union to travel to the Southern ...

Author: Robert Grayson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781680774665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 115

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This title takes a close look at the operatives who collected intelligence for the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, introducing readers to these colorful characters and explaining how they carried out their risky missions. Gripping narrative text, historic photographs, and primary sources make the book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lincoln s Spies

Lincoln s Spies

By 1862, military intelligence from her ring was reaching the federal capital without Van Lew knowing it was ... Pinkerton chose to send his own spies to the Confederate capital— with mixed results— instead of reaching out to the ...

Author: Douglas Waller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501126857

Category: History

Page: 624

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This major addition to the history of the Civil War is a “fast-paced, fact-rich account” (The Wall Street Journal) offering a detailed look at President Abraham Lincoln’s use of clandestine services and the secret battles waged by Union spies and agents to save the nation—filled with espionage, sabotage, and intrigue. Veteran CIA correspondent Douglas Waller delivers a riveting account of the heroes and misfits who carried out a shadow war of espionage and covert operations behind the Confederate battlefields. Lincoln’s Spies follows four agents from the North—three men and one woman—who informed Lincoln’s generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks. Famed detective Allan Pinkerton mounted a successful covert operation to slip Lincoln through Baltimore before his inauguration after he learns of an assassination attempt from his agents working undercover as Confederate soldiers. But he proved less than competent as General George McClellan’s spymaster, delivering faulty intelligence reports that overestimated Confederate strength. George Sharpe, an erudite New York lawyer, succeeded Pinkerton as spymaster for the Union’s Army of the Potomac. Sharpe deployed secret agents throughout the South, planted misinformation with Robert E. Lee’s army, and outpaced anything the enemy could field. Elizabeth Van Lew, a Virginia heiress who hated slavery and disapproved of secession, was one of Sharpe’s most successful agents. She ran a Union spy ring in Richmond out of her mansion with dozens of agents feeding her military and political secrets that she funneled to General Ulysses S. Grant as his army closed in on the Confederate capital. Van Lew became one of the unsung heroes of history. Lafayette Baker was a handsome Union officer with a controversial past, whose agents clashed with Pinkerton’s operatives. He assembled a retinue of disreputable spies, thieves, and prostitutes to root out traitors in Washington, DC. But he failed at his most important mission: uncovering the threat to Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth and his gang. Behind these operatives was Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, who was an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine warfare, willing to take whatever chances necessary to win the war. Lincoln’s Spies is a “meticulous chronicle of all facets of Lincoln’s war effort” (Kirkus Reviews) and an excellent choice for those wanting “a cracking good tale” (Publishers Weekly) of espionage in the Civil War.
Categories: History

Royalist Agents Conspirators and Spies

Royalist Agents  Conspirators and Spies

... of overlapping successes and failures illustrates a major problem confronting royalist agents, spies and conspirators: the absence of effective overall direction of royalist espionage or intelligence gathering in the capital.

Author: Geoffrey Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317061083

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Between 1640 and 1660 the British Isles witnessed a power struggle between king and parliament of a scale and intensity never witnessed, either before or since. Although often characterised as a straight fight between royalists and parliamentarians, recent scholarship has highlighted the complex and fluid nature of the conflict, showing how it was waged on a variety of fronts, military, political, cultural and religious, at local, national and international levels. In a melting pot of competing loyalties, shifting allegiances and varying military fortunes, it is hardly surprising that agents, conspirators and spies came to play key roles in shaping events and determining policies. In this groundbreaking study, the role of a fluctuating collection of loyal, resourceful and courageous royalist agents is uncovered and examined. By shifting the focus of attention from royal ministers, councillors, generals and senior courtiers to the agents, who operated several rungs lower down in the hierarchy of the king's supporters, a unique picture of the royalist cause is presented. The book depicts a world of feuds, jealousies and rivalries that divided and disorganised the leadership of the king's party, creating fluid and unpredictable conditions in which loyalties were frequently to individuals or factions rather than to any theoretical principle of allegiance to the crown. Lacking the firm directing hand of a Walsingham or Thurloe, the agents looked to patrons for protection, employment and advancement. Grounded on a wealth of primary source material, this book cuts through a fog of deceit and secrecy to expose the murky world of seventeenth-century espionage. Written in a lively yet scholarly style, it reveals much about the nature of the dynamics of the royalist cause, about the role of the activists, and why, despite a long series of political and military defeats, royalism survived. Simultaneously, the book offers fascinating accounts of the remarkable activities of a number of very colourful individuals.
Categories: Political Science

The Finnish Yearbook of International Law 1998

The Finnish Yearbook of International Law 1998

In cases of espionage capital punishment was obviously considered a self - evident sanction , taken for granted . In practice it could have virtually no preventive effect since the spies usually had to carry out their assignments by ...

Author: Kari Takamaa

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041114343

Category: Law

Page: 596

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Despite its Finnish initiative and pedigrees, "The Finnish Yearbook of International Law" does not restrict itself to purely Finnish' topics. On the contrary, it reflects the many connections in law between the national and the international. "The Finnish Yearbook of International Law" annually publishes articles of high quality dealing with all aspects of international law, including international law aspects of European law, with close attention to developments that affect Finland. Its offerings include: longer articles of a theoretical nature, exploring new avenues and approaches; shorter polemics; commentaries on current international law developments; book reviews; and documentation of relevance to Finland's foreign relations not easily available elsewhere. "The Finnish Yearbook" offers a fertile ground for the expression of and reflection on the connections between Finnish law and international law as a whole and insight into the richness of this interaction.
Categories: Law

To Serve the Enemy

To Serve the Enemy

For Grotius, the severe punishment of captured spies was in accordance with that impunity which the law of war accords,” while Vattel supported the imposition of capital punishment on spies since we have scarcely any other means of ...

Author: Shane Darcy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191093234

Category: Law

Page: 200

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A constant yet oftentimes concealed practice in war has been the use of informers and collaborators by parties to an armed conflict. Despite the prevalence of such activity, and the serious and at times fatal consequences that befall those who collaborate with an enemy, international law applicable in times of armed conflict does not squarely address the phenomenon. The recruitment, use and treatment of informers and other collaborators is addressed only partially and at times indirectly by international humanitarian law. In this book, Shane Darcy examines the development and application of the relevant rules and principles of the laws of armed conflict in relation to collaboration. With a primary focus on international humanitarian law as may be applicable to various forms of collaboration, the book also offers an assessment of the relevance of human rights and considers how the phenomenon of collaboration has been addressed post-conflict.
Categories: Law