The Assassins

The Assassins

They are the assassins. The term assassin has been used in various ways over the centuries. For purposes of this book, we define an assassination as the premeditated, extra-legal attempt on the life of a famous or powerful person for ...

Author: Jan Young


ISBN: 9780557952748

Category: History

Page: 179

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Forty-six historic tales of murder and mayhem on a global scale: This book contains true stories, authenticated through the use of both modern and contemporary sources. They range from the year 1337 BCE through 2006 CE, from the United States and Europe to the Mid-east and the Orient. The murderers range from incompetent to highly competent and from despicable to glorious. The victims were prominent politically and, in some cases, financially. Some deserved to die, most did not. All four assassinations of US Presidents are included, as are three attempted Presidential assassinations. Although the stories make interesting reading by themselves, the grouping of them in a single volume gives breadth and allows the reader to understand the scope of the assassination phenomenon, to see trends and to assess their value.
Categories: History

The Assassins Gate

The Assassins  Gate

Assassins' Gate" came from the nickname of the soldiers positioned there, who belonged to Alpha Company: A for Assassins, like "Kilroy was here." It was an American invention for an ersatz Iraqi monument, a misnomer for a mirage.

Author: George Packer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374705329

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's War on Terror policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the author's brilliant reporting on the ground in Iraq, where he made four tours on assignment for The New Yorker. We see up close the struggles of American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts. The Assassins' Gate also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier's family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer's first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America's most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.
Categories: Political Science

Time of the Assassins

Time of the Assassins

But the assassin had been told that there would be no guards or wise guys prowling the area tonight. Then there was his contact inside the house. The assassin made it to the edge of the mansion grounds and stopped.

Author: Hugh Holton

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466826687

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Hugh Holton, the highest-ranking active police officer writing books today, is well-known for powerful, passion-charged novels. Reviewers compare his books to hurricanes and firestorms, descriptions that are especially apt in the case of Time of the Assassins. The most controversial story in today's inner cities is the CIA's apparent funding of counterinsurgent druglords in Latin America, who, instead of fighting revolutionaries, have used that funding to wholesale crack cocaine in this country's ghettos. In this exciting new novel, Commander Larry Cole battles these Agency-funded druglords. Their "personal representative" is Baron von Rianocek, a hitman. A well-paid professional, known as a world-class "problem solver," he has successfully eliminated both high-profile British industrialists and South American dictators. The CIA, the FBI, and Interpol, all suspect him of being behind various incidents, but they have never been able to pin anything on the slippery millionaire, who claims to be descended from European royalty. Police detective Larry Cole has unwittingly crossed paths several times with the notorious assassin. Appearing at the wrong place at the wrong time, he had twice foiled the assassin's work. Now the well-heeled assassin has a new target. He has set his telescopic sights on the CPD chief of detectives-Cole himself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

The Assassins of Rome

The Assassins of Rome

Nubia panted and Flavia caught a glimpse of the assassin turning to run along the long upper portico of white columns. Lupus was right behind him. Hampered by his dripping black robes, the assassin was running awkwardly now; ...

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444003543

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 374

Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Assassins Series 5 Book Bundle

The Assassins Series 5 Book Bundle

At least if the Assassins lost, it wouldn't be a shutout. But even with Lucas playing hard, getting shots on goal, it wasn't their game, and they lost 4 to 1. He walked slowly down the hall behind his teammates, his head hung low.

Author: Toni Aleo

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 9780804180450

Category: Fiction

Page: 2153

View: 496

Steamy, heart-wrenching, and hilarious, the Nashville Assassins series isn’t just for hockey fans—readers of Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Molly O’Keefe will adore New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Aleo’s sexy take on contemporary romance. Now all four novels and the companion novella are together in one can’t-miss eBook bundle: TAKING SHOTS TRYING TO SCORE EMPTY NET FALLING FOR THE BACKUP BLUE LINES The Assassins may be the hottest things on two legs and ice skates, but when the gloves come off, the chiseled men of this Nashville NHL team will do anything for the women they love: A reformed bad boy helps a charming, willful beauty face off against the demons of her past. . . . The league’s leading scorer pulls a power play to make things right with the one that got away. . . . A heartbroken rookie vows to turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after. . . . Looking for a second chance, a former superstar encounters the most distracting woman he’s ever met. . . . And one crazy-sexy night with a supposedly nice girl leads to a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test. Praise for the Assassins series “Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport “Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around, readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score “Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”—USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines “Funny, charming, sweet, sexy . . . [Falling for the Backup] has everything you want in a story.”—Blushing Reader
Categories: Fiction

The History of the Assassins Derived from Oriental Sources

The History of the Assassins  Derived from Oriental Sources

The first, under the grandmastership of Kiabusurgomid, was Cassimeddewlet114 Aksonkor Bourshi, the brave prince of Mossul, feared alike by the Crusaders and the Assassins, as one of their deadliest enemies.115 Having fought his last ...

Author: Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465610300

Category: Assassins (Ismailites)

Page: 240

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A lthough the affairs of kingdoms and of nations, like the revolutions of day and night, are generally repeated in countless and continued successions, we, nevertheless, in our survey of the destinies of the human race, encounter single great and important events, which, fertilizing like springs, or devastating like volcanoes, interrupt the uniform wilderness of history. The more flowery the strand,—the more desolating the lava,—the rarer and more worthy objects do they become to the curiosity of travellers, and the narratives of their guides. The incredible, which has never been witnessed, but is nevertheless true, affords the richest materials for historical composition, providing the sources be authentic and accessible. Of all events, the account of which, since history has been written, has descended to us, one of the most singular and wonderful is the establishment of the dominion of the Assassins—that imperium in imperio, which, by blind subjection, shook despotism to its foundations; that union of impostors and dupes which, under the mask of a more austere creed and severer morals, undermined all religion and morality; that order of murderers, beneath whose daggers the lords of nations fell; all powerful, because, for the space of three centuries, they were universally dreaded, until the den of ruffians fell with the khaliphate, to whom, as the centre of spiritual and temporal power, it had at the outset sworn destruction, and by whose ruins it was itself overwhelmed. The history of this empire of conspirators is solitary, and without parallel; compared to it, all earlier and later secret combinations and predatory states are crude attempts or unsuccessful imitations. Notwithstanding the wide space, to the extremest east and west, over which the name of Assassins (of whose origin more hereafter) has spread, and that in all the European languages it has obtained and preserved the same meaning as the word murderer, little has hitherto been made known, in consecutive order, or satisfactory representation, of their achievements and fortunes, of their religious or civil codes. What the Byzantines, the Crusaders, and Marco Polo related of them, was long considered a groundless legend, and an oriental fiction. The narrations of the latter have not been less doubted and oppugned, than the traditions of Herodotus concerning the countries and nations of antiquity. The more, however, the east is opened by the study of languages and by travel, the greater confirmation do these venerable records of history and geography receive; and the veracity of the father of modern travel, like that of the father of ancient history, only shines with the greater lustre.
Categories: Assassins (Ismailites)

Troubleshooters The Assassins Trilogy

Troubleshooters   The Assassins Trilogy

Donning plastic gloves she swabbed down the laptop and its case with peroxide, considering how best to proceed against Troubleshooters. Fleischmann had made the connection between Jonni Morgan the assassin.

Author: Chris de Pavilly

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291248760

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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San Francisco on May 16th, 5:25pm - one man already dead, another about to die. If you want someone removed and you can afford the fees, Troubleshooters is the place to go. Benjamin Fleischmann’s plan to tie up loose ends is about to backfire on him: adding Morgan and Underwood to his hit list will prove a costly mistake. Morgan is Troubleshooters’ premier assassin, unknown to Interpol and the FBI – and determined to keep it that way. Underwood is an ex-Marine, burned out, but now he has something to fight again. So begins a chase across America as Underwood and Morgan seek to evade Fleischmann’s network of agents and establish how much information may be hidden in Troubleshooters’ secret databases. This is the game of death: the rules change and the stakes are high. What you don’t know can hurt you; what you don’t anticipate may kill you. As Morgan will tell you, no one is ever safe. (First instalment of The Assassins Trilogy)
Categories: Fiction

Emir Malek prince of the assassins an historical novel signed J B

Emir Malek  prince of the assassins  an historical novel  signed J B

De Clare and the other nobles were now quitting the chamber , when it was proposed to remove the body of the assassin . By the Holy Rood ! ” said Gilbert and De Mowbray at once , - “ it is that valiant Malek !

Author: John Henry Barrow


ISBN: OXFORD:600003513


Page: 842

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The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators at Washington City D C May and June 1865 for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln

The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators at Washington City  D  C   May and June  1865  for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln

... who protests that the asşassin shall not gan to run from about the first week in March . disturb his father , prostrate on a bed or sickness , and He stood ready with the arms which Booth had fur receives for answer the assassin's ...



ISBN: OXFORD:N11125575

Category: Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial, Washington, D.C., 1865

Page: 196

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Trial of David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, Michael O'Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Samuel Arnold, Mary E. Surratt and Samuel A. Mudd, before a military commission at Washington, D.C.
Categories: Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial, Washington, D.C., 1865

The Ismaili Assassins

The Ismaili Assassins

9 1111 1113 1113 1118 1119 1120– 40s 1121 1122 1124 1125 1126 1129 1130 1130– 40 1131 1135 1138 1141 1143 1144 1146 1148 Aleppo's lord, under pressure from the Assassins, closes the city's gates to the sultan's army as it is on its way ...

Author: James Waterson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783461509

Category: History

Page: 256

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“A fascinating history . . . The Medieval conflict between Christians and Muslims has many similarities to the Middle East today.”—Firetrench The Ismaili Assassins were an underground group of political killers who were ready to kill Christians and Muslims alike with complete disregard for their own lives. Under the powerful control of an enigmatic grand master, these devoted murderers often slayed their victims in public, cultivating their terrifying reputation. They assumed disguises and their weapon of choice was a dagger. The dagger was blessed by the grand master and killing with it was a holy and sanctified act; poison or other methods of murder were forbidden to the followers of the sect. Surviving a mission was considered a deep dishonor and mothers rejoiced when they heard that their Assassin sons had died having completed their deadly acts. Unsurprisingly, their formidable reputation spread far and wide. In 1253, the Mongol chiefs were so fearful of them that they massacred and enslaved the Assassins’ women and children in an attempt to liquidate the sect. The English monarch, Edward I, was nearly dispatched by their blades and Richard the Lionheart’s reputation was sullied by his association with the Assassins’ murder of Conrad of Montferrat. The Ismaili Assassins explores the origins, actions and legacy of this notorious sect. Enriched with eyewitness accounts from Islamic and Western sources, this important book unlocks the history of the Crusades and the early Islamic period, giving the reader entry into a historical epoch that is thrilling and pertinent. “An inherently fascinating, deftly written, and impressively informative read from beginning to end.”—Midwest Book Review
Categories: History