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Par Frederick Porter Hitz. 2004
A study of how the literature of espionage compares with its actual practice, written by a former CIA officer. Hitz…concludes that in most instances truth is more surprising and peculiar than fiction. For espionage fans interested in an insider's assessment of the reality behind the entertainment. Some strong language. 2004.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigates the life and crimes of spy Robert Hanssen, who was arrested in February 2001. Examines Hanssen's…psychological and sexual profile and his motivations in betraying his country. Discusses the FBI's uneven performance under director Louis Freeh. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Fabrice De Pierrebourg, Vincent Larouche. 2014
" Les taupes sont la hantise des services de renseignement et des corps policiers. Certaines sont parachutées pour infiltrer un…pays, dérober des secrets et recruter d'autres taupes. D'autres trahissent l'organisation qui les emploie et offrent leurs services à l'ennemi par vengeance, pour flatter leur ego ou par appât du gain. Leurs aventures rocambolesques fascinent ou choquent et les ravages qu'elles causent avant d'être détectées leur valent ce surnom bien mérité! De Montréal à Moscou, ces enquêtes captivantes apportent un éclairage nouveau sur des cas marquants de l'actualité canadienne, entre autres ceux de Benoît Roberge, enquêteur-vedette sur le crime organisé, Jeffrey Delisle, officier reconnu coupable d'espionnage, et Donald Heathfield et Tracey Ann Foley, le célèbre couple d' illégaux du KGB. " -- 4e de couv.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Drawing on long-classified documents, this is the official history of the war waged by Britain's Special Operations Executive on Benito…Mussolini's Fascist Italy. It provides an account of SOE's clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as remarkable as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia. It also recounts SOE's attempts at causing trouble inside an enemy country as opposed to an enemy-occupied one. This is a tale of desperate daring and sacrifice, climaxing in one of the most extraordinary episodes of the war: the delicate and dramatic dealings between the Allies and the Italians that led to Italy's surrender in 1943. 2014.
Par Elizabeth P McIntosh. 1998
During World War II, the author, a war reporter, was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)--later the CIA--to…work in the propaganda division. She describes other female operatives, some of whom were spies with hair-raising duties behind enemy lines. Concludes with the role women play in intelligence, including uncovering the Soviet mole Aldrich Ames. 1998.
Par James Risen. 2006
New York Times reporter recounts anecdotes, often from anonymous sources, concerning CIA efforts to thwart terrorists since September 11, 2001.…Discusses the National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program, the search for weapons of mass destruction, and the return of Afghanistan's opium trade. Posits that the CIA mission failed. Bestseller. 2006.
Smart medicine for your eyes: a guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorders
Par Jeffrey Anshel. 2011
Information about the eyes; sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Discusses disorders of the eye and visual system,…conventional treatments and self-treatments, eye care techniques, and refractive surgeries and vision therapies. c2011.
Par J Fraser. 1985
Par Aviezer Golan, Danny Pinkas. 1980
Biography of the woman who was known as the Mata Hari of the Middle East. A Jerusalem-bred Beirut housewife and…mother of seven, Shula became an important Israeli agent with access to the highest circles of power in Lebanon during the post-World War II period. c1980. Uniform title: Shem tsofen, ha-Peninah.
Par Michael Kettle. 1983
The legendary exploits of the daring, enigmatic Russian-Polish Jew born Sigmund Rosenblum, who called himself Sidney Reilly. The author shows…that Reilly failed in his major mission for the British Secret Service of overturning the Bolshevik government and that his disclosures upon capture by the Russians facilitated Soviet infiltration of the British Secret Service. 1983.
Par Henry Hurt. 1981
Documents the true story of a Soviet naval captain who defected to the United States, served as a double agent…for the C.I.A., and disappeared under mysterious circumstances while on assignment in Vienna. The author believes that Shadrin may have been sacrificed as a pawn in a game for higher stakes. 1981.
Par Michael D Gordin. 2009
On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed "First Lightning", exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan. This surprising…international event marked the beginning of an arms race that would ultimately lead to nuclear proliferation beyond the Soviet Union and the United States. Using newly opened archives, Gordin follows a trail of espionage, secrecy, deception, political brinksmanship, and technical innovation to provide a fresh understanding of the nuclear arms race. 2009.
Par Jennifer S Weizer, Joshua D Stein. 2009
Ophthalmologists describe the way the eye works and its common afflictions and related health matters, including macular degeneration and diabetic…retinopathy. They discuss treatments such as Lasik surgery; provide tips on living with visual impairments; and answer common questions about sight, surgery, and medications. 2009.
Par Tina T Wong. 2011
One of the world's leading experts helps you navigate through glaucoma from diagnosis to the many treatment options. This landmark…patient handbook stands out as both authoritative and readable, providing the critical information necessary to help patients. 2011.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour, Frédérique David, Pierre Labelle. 2013
Au Canada, environ 2,4 millions de personnes souffrent du diabète et sont susceptibles de développer une rétinopathie diabétique. Cette atteinte…de la rétine causée par le diabète toucherait 99 % des diabétiques de type 1 et 60 % des diabétiques de type 2 diagnostiqués depuis 20 ans. Le dépistage est donc devenu un enjeu majeur de la lutte contre la rétinopathie diabétique, d'autant plus que des traitements très efficaces existent et permettent non seulement de ralentir sa progression, mais aussi - souvent - d'améliorer la vision déjà affectée. Ce livre permet de mieux comprendre les signes qui caractérisent la rétinopathie diabétique et les symptômes qui en résultent. Il aborde les principaux facteurs de risque et les moyens de prévention, et explique en détail comment on établit le diagnostic, quels sont les traitements proposés et comment mieux vivre avec la maladie au quotidien. Enfin, il donne un aperçu des avancées de la recherche qui ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives thérapeutiques. 2013.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour. 2010
AMD affects one million Canadians, yet it is still poorly understood and causes much anxiety to those diagnosed with it.…Will I go blind? Will I be able to lead a normal life? Can I be cured? Addresses these and other questions to help in understanding the impact of AMD in everyday life. Describes the latest research and new treatments under development which hold promise for the future. 2010.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour. 2010
Ce livre aborde tous les sujets qui permettront de mieux comprendre l''impact de cette maladie sur la vie quotidienne. Les…plus récentes avancées dans le domaine de la recherche sont également expliquées. 2010.