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My Fault

by Margherita Grassini Sarfatti

In the summer of 1938 Mussolini’s former adviser and lover, Margherita Sarfatti, first spoke of writing a highly revealing biography of the dictator. The Fascist regime had begun trumpeting vicious anti-Semitic propaganda and Sarfatti, herself of Jewish ethnicity, was issuing an implicit warning—if Mussolini allied with Hitler and adopted Nazi-like ideology, she would reveal the Duce’s decades-long intimate partnership with a Jew. That November, just before Mussolini imposed harsh restrictions on Italy’s Jews, Sarfatti escaped into Switzerland. She would spend the next nine years in exile where she would write her personal memoir of Mussolini.

Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination

by Stefano Vaccara


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Carlos Marcello—the “Little Man”—appeared as a witness before the Kefauver Committee on January 25, 1951, where he invoked the Fifth Amendment over one hundred times, refusing to respond to questioning. On March 24, 1959, he was called to testify again before the McClellan Committee on labor racketeering and organized crime. Robert F. Kennedy was chief counsel; his brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, was also on the committee. Marcello again invoked the Fifth Amendment and JFK publicly warned him that he would become a target for investigation.

As soon as he became attorney general, Robert Kennedy personally made sure the Mafia chief was deported to Guatemala under dubious conditions that placed the Little Man’s life at risk.

The New Orleans boss swore to seek revenge.

Indochina and Vietnam

by Robert L. Miller and Dennis Wainstock

Why were we in Vietnam?
Why did half a million American troops, mostly draftees, plunge into the jungles of a remote Asian land?  This unique, compact history explicates the rationales for and the implementation of successive policies:  Eisenhower's involvement after France leaves Indochina for good in 1954; Kennedy's overt and covert actions culminating in Diem's overthrow in 1963; Johnson's "Domino Theory" big war commitment that would scar a generation; Nixon's formula of Vietnamization and offensive incursions into Cambodia, strategic bombing offensives into North Vietnam and continued Paris Peace Talks between Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho.

INDOCHINA and VIETNAM is an eminently readable overview of the interlocking conflicts in Southeast Asia from 1940 to the heartbreaking scenes of April 1975, when the last helicopters lurched off from the soon to fall United States embassy in Saigon.   
The Vietnam reader is usually confronted with voluminous texts, most of them over 500 pages long. The authors have attempted to offer as comprehensive yet manageable an account as possible that would include all the major events, incidents and debates that make up the history of the long Vietnam War as the Vietnamese, the French and Americans knew it.

The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano

by Martin A. Gosch and Richard Hammer

Dictated by Charles “Lucky” Luciano during the final months of his life to film producer Martin A. Gosch, this powerful inside chronicle of the development of the Cosa Nostra in North America is truly his “last testament.” America’s underworld from the 1920s to the 1960s relives in a fast moving relentless panorama with Luciano recounting his spectacular rise and fall. For the first time in these pages he revealed his version of his wealth, his women and his rise to power, how he fought his enemies, the police and the courts.

TOP NAZI

by Jochen von Lang

Translated from the German

“Pay particular attention to Wölffchen. Without Wolff, Himmler seldom does anything; everything is discussed with him first.”
Reinhard Heydrich to Walter Schellenberg

Both Hitler and Himmler affectionately called him “Wölffchen,” or ‘little wolf’.
In September 1964 former General of the SS and General of the Waffen SS, Karl Wolff was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Munich court. He was found guilty of having participated in the murder of 300,000 Jews by arranging for railway box cars to take the victims from the Warsaw ghetto to the gas chambers at the extermination camps. Five years after the sentence, Wolff was released when doctors declared him unfit to remain in prison due to his poor health.

Islam and the West

by Ardavan Amir-Aslani

A New approach to the issue of religion and politics

   “Iran feels isolated and different from other countries. It is a nation or a people that wish to claim allegiance both to the ancient heritage of Persia and to its identity as a Shiite state in the midst of a hostile Arab and Sunni environment. Iranians are also more open to the outside world than any other Muslim people: a large part of its population is westernized or aspires to the ‘Western way of life.’ They are proud of their rich culture and find it painful to have experienced a Renaissance of their own only to be ostracized by the international community that considers them to have gone back to the Middle Ages. Today, what Iran wants above all is to relive that glorious time, to return to Persia.

American Police

by Thomas Reppetto

A Comprehensive History of the Police in America

In more than ten years after WWII America saw few changes to law enforcement as it had been practiced for over a century. The little known San Francisco riot of August 1945 announced the more violent events of the next half century. The policing methods remained unchanged until the 1953 kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease in Kansas City, Missouri that shook the country and showed the severe deficiencies that existed in local and federal agencies.

Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis Wainstock

The 1968 election saw the return of the Republican Party to the White House after eight years of Kennedy-Johnson leadership and major changes in the political landscape. It was one of the most contentious and unpredictable contests in American history.

Mussolini Warlord

by H. James Burgwyn

Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany’s major ally as of 1936, has received far too little attention in the military history of the Axis partnership. This book fills that gap by describing Italy’s plans and efforts to build a Mediterranean empire and Balkan hegemony during World War II. Both a narrative history of Mussolini’s tragically flawed illusions, Italy’s disastrous military performance, and the heroism of Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen are recounted in detail. The brutal counterinsurgency programs of an unprepared Italian military in hostile environments also make for a chilling historical warning. Italy’s various war theaters and relations with the Axis partner are vividly described as well as the influence of Fascist ideology on the Italian military and its conduct of counterinsurgency in the occupied territories.

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations

by Richard C. S. Trahair and Robert L. Miller

New edition, thoroughly updated and corrected to 2012 reflecting information publicly available at the time of publication. With over 400 entries, 75 more than the earlier edition that are derived from the latest research, it contains information from the archives of the old Soviet satellites, such as the former German Democratic Republic, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, and Bulgaria; the authors have also added entries on Chinese and Cuban espionage, thanks to recently published research on PRC intelligence activity and revelations on Cuban spies in the United States. Special attention is also paid to espionage situations that closely resemble those of the Cold War period but do not necessarily involve the former Soviet bloc countries. Also includes a Glossary, Biographical data and a complete index.

Cold Angel

by Horst Bosetzky

Berlin 1949. Four years after the end of the war the city remained shattered and unrecognizable along with those who had survived….

 A suspense-filled story based on a true crime that lingers in the collective memory of many Berliners. The struggle for survival and the often violent search for happiness in the wake of the cataclysm that Adolf Hitler had unleashed are portrayed with uncompromising realism.

Hunting Down the Jews

by Isaac Levendel and Bernard Weisz

A Major Study of the Holocaust

 

Research for this study took place from 2005 to 2010 and is rooted in a personal tragedy: Sarah Lewendel, a Jewish woman originally from Poland, was arrested and disappeared on June 6, 1944, D-Day into the vortex of the Nazi extermination machine. She left a small boy behind who has lived with this wrenching tragedy since that fateful day over 68 years ago. In an effort to discover the truth of what happened to his mother, the author has carefully reconstructed the entire history and the mechanism of the Holocaust in Provence, the region around Marseille, in the department of Vaucluse and its main city, Avignon.

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The Gemini Agenda

by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin

1932: Winston Churchill has intelligence from Germany about  scattered bodies at ten remote locations in the United States. Is it a serial killer? Or something worse? 

William Randolph Hearst assigns Mattie McGary to investigate the strange deaths.  With her lover Bourke Cockran, Jr., a former Army counterintelligence agent, they learn that all ten victims were twins. The are now the target of an international conspiracy reaching from the canyons of Wall Street to the marble corridors of the Barlow Palace in Munich, home to the fast-rising Nazi Party.

Stalin’s Man in Canada

by David Levy

The Full Story of Soviet Cold War Espionage in Canada

Fred Rose was a labor organizer, left wing politician, Soviet agent, and Atomic spy. He was born in Lublin, Poland in 1907 into a Jewish family and emigrated to Canada with his parents who settled in Montreal where he joined the Young Communist League. Rose was elected National Secretary in 1929 and quickly became a member of Gaik Ovakimyan’s North American NKVD network where he worked with Jacob Golos, Elizabeth Bentley’s employer, in securing Canadian passports for Soviet agents. In 1942 he switched his espionage activity to the GRU, Soviet military intelligence. In 1943 Rose was elected to the federal Canadian parliament from Cartier, a working class district in Montreal where he lived. His campaign literature was both in Yiddish, French and English. He was re-elected in 1945.

Alphabet of Masks

by Dmitri Birman

In the heady days of perestroika in the Soviet Union, when anything and everything seemed possible, young Dmitri Birman started a business in Gorky.  He also wrote poetry that was consistently rejected by Soviet censors.  Today, he is a prize-winning poet, successful businessman, and a respected politician.
Alphabet of Masks, a collection of short stories and poems written on his mobile phone, paints a picture of the life of a busy and sensitive man, dealing with wives, girlfriends, travel, and colleagues and reminiscing about lost loves, lost illusions, and lost parents.  It is an imaginative foray into the modern-day Russian experience.  Birman shows us how today’s Russians straddle their Soviet past and their capitalist future in order to survive.

Working With Napoleon

by Baron Claude-François de Méneval / Translated by R.W. Sherrard / Edited by Robert L. Miller/ Introduction by J. David Markham

To be employed by a towering military and political figure such as Napoleon Bonaparte during most of his active life offers a privileged position to an astute and highly literate observer. Besides being a scrupulous and efficient secretary and note taker, Méneval was also himself a man of letters and his writing style, clear and unadorned but highly cultured, offers a precise and satisfying account of history in the making during a most fascinating era.
Baron Claude François Méneval, served as Napoleon’s private secretary from 1802 to 1813 and was attached to the Empress until 1815. Secretaries are by their very nature close to the person for whom they work, and Méneval was no exception. Moreover, unlike the case of numerous other similar works, there is no question that Méneval actually wrote his memoirs.

The Eichmann Trial Diary

by Sergio Minerbi

The trial that shocked the world described by an eyewitness reporter 

In 1961, the trial of Adolf Eichmann suddenly revealed the shocking reality of the horrors of the Nazi Final Solution. The killing of the Jews during World War II was not yet widely known by its current name: the Holocaust or the Shoah.
Journalists and writers were dispatched from all over the world to cover the trial. The philosopher Hannah Arendt was sent by the New Yorker and produced a controversial series of articles and a famous book entitled Eichmann in Jerusalem. Her work was both acclaimed and harshly criticized for its interpretation of those horrible events. 
At the same time, Sergio Minerbi, a young Israeli journalist of Italian origin who had emigrated to Palestine in 1947, was commissioned to cover the trial for Italian State Radio RAI. His work is both a daily chronicle of the court proceedings and a vivid description of the atmosphere surrounding the trial inside the courtroom and among the Israelis living in Jerusalem. It provides a vivid picture of those proceedings. 

Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War

by Dennis Wainstock

The crucial first year of the Korean War culminated in the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by the Commander-in-Chief, President Harry Truman. Never had a more dramatic clash taken place at the highest levels of American military power in full view of the press, the public and the enemy. It ended with the general being sacked by his chief a decision that signaled the decline of the Truman presidency and the decision not to run in 1952. The background to the crisis was the war in Korea, the confrontation with the USSR and Communist China at the height of the Cold War.

Target Hitler

by James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci

“A clear and well-written history of the resistance in Nazi Germany. For general readers and public libraries.”
 
—Library Journal 

Why did every plot to kill Adolf Hitler fail?

The Decision to Drop The Atomic Bomb

by Dennis Wainstock

The fateful decision that changed the course of history

“Death is an inevitable part of every order that a wartime leader gives.”
Harry Truman

By the end of July 1945, if not before, Japan was defeated militarily. The political leaders were actively trying to find a diplomatic solution to end the war. The main issue remained problem was America’s insistence on unconditional surrender. Japan’s civilian and military leaders agreed, the United States must allow them to retain Emperor Hirohito.

Lenin and His Comrades

by Yuri Felshtinsky

Co-author with Alexander Litvinenko of Blowing Up Russia

 Based on extensive archival research and years of investigation this decidedly revisionist work focuses on the interactions and working methods of the Bolshevik leaders during the first quarter of the twentieth century. What was termed “revolutionary” may quite simply be called by it’s real name that is: criminal. 

THE DE VALERA DECEPTION

by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin

In the summer of 1929 Weimar Germany still has a secret military agreement with the USSR to develop new weapons beyond the Ural Mountains. Ultimately, both want to dismember the newly revived independent Poland, but to distract Britain from helping the Poles, the new Irish Free State is placed at risk by conspirators and arms dealers intent on fomenting an IRA coup d’état.    

Winston Churchill is about to travel to North America when the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald asks him to handle a secret assignment.  The IRA will secretly buy large quantities of arms in the U.S. and an SIS team will investigate. Churchill is to enlist American President Herbert Hoover to prevent the weapons from reaching Ireland. But Churchill has his own unofficial team gather evidence as well.

Bourke Cockran, Jr., a law professor and former military intelligence agent is the son of Churchill’s old Irish-American mentor. Mattie McGary, Churchill’s god-daughter, works for William Randolph Hearst. Attracted to each other, their tempers often clash as Cockran and Mattie follow a trail from New York to Los Angeles through Canada to discover who is funding the IRA and where the arms are assembled.

But Mattie is also keeping secrets from Cockran who has an agenda of revenge. To kill the leader of the IRA team who is responsible for the murder of his wife in the Irish Civil War. But these plans interfere with foiling the arms shipment and an IRA plot to assassinate Churchill … Time is running out...

The First of a New Series: The Winston Churchill Thrillers. Stay tuned for the upcoming title: The Parsifal Pursuit !

Code Name: “Kalistrat”

by Arno Baker

"An expertly informed treatment of the Rosenberg case, using fiction to fill in the shadowy places where our imagination wants to go."       
-----Gary Kern
author of : A Death in Washington and The Kravchenko Case

With the confession of Morton Sobell in 2008 following the opening of the Grand Jury testimony preceding the trial for conspiracy “of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Morton Sobell and Anatoly Yakovelev,” it would appear that the famous case could at last be put to rest.

But that was not the final word.

Pax Romana

by Benoît Séverac

Translated by Catherine E. Dop-Miller

 

At the height of the long
Pax Romana in far away Aquitania…

    Lugdunum Convenarum is a new town in the far away province of Aquitania. The population is a mix of Gauls and Romans, both noblemen and merchants.
    The Romans and the Gauls live in peace and the Gallic Wars of Julius Caesar are a distant memory.
    Suddenly, a young Roman nobleman is brutally murdered.

The Italian Brothers

by Paolo Mastrolilli

The powerful story of a generation…
Two brothers in the Italian army were fighting in the same war. One in the navy and the other in the “bersaglieri” until they finally and miraculously reunite….

Nazi Palestine

by Klaus-Michael Mallmann and Martin Cüppers

“It is to the credit of the two authors of this book […] that they have been assiduous in locating information either inaccessible or overlooked earlier.”      
Gerhard L. Weinberg

The planned extermination of the Jews living in Palestine was only weeks away….

In 1941-42 Nazi Germany appeared to be invincible in North Africa many Arab nationalists looked to a leader, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, for guidance. 
The Mufti met with Adolf Hitler. Nazi Germany also pledged to wipe out the Jews who had been living in Palestine since time immemorial as well as the new arrivals from the beginning of the modern Zionist movement in the nineteenth century and following the Balfour Declaration in 1917.
A special unit was assembled and trained in Greece in the spring of 1942 by SD officer Walter Rauff, the originator of the gassing van experiments in Poland and the Soviet Union. They were to operate behind the lines with the help of those in the region who were eager to join the task force. After El Alamein, the Einsatzkommando shifted its operations to Tunisia, where it implemented cruel anti-Jewish policies for many months. 

Over 2,500 Tunisian Jews were to die in the camps set up by the Nazis and their collaborators. 

The authors have identified the relevant documents and analyzed the racist, ideological, political and religious implications of the planning of a specific regional extermination program within the context of the Holocaust.

CALCULATED RISK

by General Mark W. Clark

From North Africa in 1942 to Italy and the Nazi surrender in 1945, the epic story of the American commander who took Monte Cassino and Rome in 1944.From North Africa in 1942 to Italy and the Nazi surrender in 1945, the epic story of the American commander who took Monte Cassino and Rome in 1944. General Mark W. Clark, a top WWII commander with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton, Jr., is widely regarded as key to victory in Europe. That view will stand for all time. Calculated Risk is among the best accounts of the military events which he largely shaped. His narrative reveals an insider’s knowledge, and is authoritative in dealing with conditions that are familiar today.