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Author Allen, Thomas B.

Title Declassified : 50 top-secret documents that changed history / Thomas B. Allen ; foreword by Peter Earnest.

Published Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.12009 ALLE    DUE 01-11-18
Physical description 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [308-311]) and index.
Contents 1. SECRETS OF WAR. Spying on the Armada -- Washington finds a spy -- Benedict Arnold becomes a spy -- The lady is a spy -- A golden export to Canada -- T.R. remembers the Maine -- A telegram's special delivery -- The man who started a war -- Eavesdropping on Roosevelt and Churchill -- Planning the "final solution" -- Seeking justice for saboteurs -- Stalin approves a war -- The Pentagon papers' legacy -- 16 troublesome words -- DOUBLE AGENTS, TURNCOATS, AND TRAITORS. Captain Henry's $50,000 letters -- Lincoln's double agent -- Whose ace of spies? -- The double agent's dog -- The spy in the tunnel -- The Pumpkin papers -- COUNTERINTELLIGENCE: SPY VS. SPY. The knight was a spy -- The million-document spy -- The Soviets' key man -- The spy drove a Jaguar -- The FBI mole -- A BODYGUARD OF LIES. George Washington's lies -- The trick that won Midway -- The star of double-cross -- "A diversionary maneuver" -- Mincemeat swallowed whole -- Broadcasting believable lies -- The game against England -- ESPIONAGE ACCIDENTS. Lee's lost order -- Papers from a corpse -- The hollow nickel -- IN DEFENSE OF THE REALM. The beer barrel letters -- A map for the Mideast -- An ambassador's doubts -- Secret notes at Yalta -- A package in the snow -- THE SECRET STATE. A secret request to Congress -- An enduring lie -- The dreyfus affair -- The FBI and Trotsky -- Tap, tap, tap -- Bombs of a new type -- The magic messages -- The golden age of Soviet espionage -- The family jewels -- For the president's eyes only.
Summary "Ranging in history from an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth I to the creation of the Nazi Final Solution and to the Presidential Daily Brief from August 2001 that warned that Osama Bin Laden was planning an attack on the U.S., the documents in Declassified offer an intriguing glimpse into the world of espionage and covert operations over hundreds of years."--Book jacket.
Subject Espionage -- History.
Intelligence service -- History.
Subversive activities -- History.
Defense information, Classified -- History.
Variant Title 50 top-secret documents that changed history.
Fifty top-secret documents that changed history.
ISBN 9781426202223