The History Thieves

In this important book, Ian Cobain offers a fresh appraisal of some of the key moments in British history since the end of WWII, including: the measures taken to conceal the existence of Bletchley Park and its successor, GCHQ, for three ...

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Author: Ian Cobain

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 9781846275845

Category: History

Page: 320

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In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public could, and should, be told. Since then a culture of secrecy has flourished. As successive governments have been selective about what they choose to share with the public, we have been left with a distorted and incomplete understanding not only of the workings of the state but of our nation's culture and its past. In this important book, Ian Cobain offers a fresh appraisal of some of the key moments in British history since the end of WWII, including: the measures taken to conceal the existence of Bletchley Park and its successor, GCHQ, for three decades; the unreported wars fought during the 1960s and 1970s; the hidden links with terrorist cells during the Troubles; the sometimes opaque workings of the criminal justice system; the state's peacetime surveillance techniques; and the convenient loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act. Drawing on previously unseen material and rigorous research, The History Thieves reveals how a complex bureaucratic machine has grown up around the British state, allowing governments to evade accountability and their secrets to be buried.

ANATOMY OF A KILLING

Drawing on interviews with those most closely involved, as well as court files, police notes, military intelligence reports, IRA strategy papers, memoirs and government records, this is a unique perspective on the Troubles, and a revelatory ...

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Author: IAN. COBAIN

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ISBN: 1846276403

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The Comedians

. . This book is a real treat.” —Merrill Markoe, TheWall Street Journal

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Author: Kliph Nesteroff

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802190864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years. Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, Nesteroff introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the Civil Rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s, to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine-fueled comedy boom of the 1980s, The Comedians culminates with a new era of media-driven celebrity in the twenty-first century.

Thieves in the Night

In the first book dedicated to supernatural child abductions Joshua Cutchin traces this primal parental concern, beginning with worldwide tales before examining more contemporary phenomena.

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Author: Joshua Cutchin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1938398955

Category: Alien abduction

Page: 470

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In the first book dedicated to supernatural child abductions Joshua Cutchin traces this primal parental concern, beginning with worldwide tales of faeries, changelings, spirits, demons, and monsters, before examining more contemporary phenomena such as Sasquatch kidnappings, alien abductions, and mysterious disappearances in national parks.

The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art

The thieves already indicate their history , for the head of the one on the right is turned to the centre , while that of him on the left is averted . This is a very remarkable instance ...

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Author: Mrs. Jameson (Anna)

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ISBN: OXFORD:305072486

Category: Christian art and symbolism

Page: 860

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The History of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Illustrated by H Granville Fell The Banbury Cross Series

Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

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Author: Grace Rhys

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528782265

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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The Banbury Cross Series was a collection of 12 volumes of books edited by Grace Rhys and published in London by Dent in the 1890s. Each book is attractively illustrated with full page and partial page pen and ink drawings in a classic Art Nouveau style by leading artists of the era. Here the Eastern classic Ali Baba is reworked and presented with H. Granville Fell's stunning black and white illustrations that beautifully complement the oriental traditions of the tale. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

Pack of Thieves

Award--winning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff, one of the first reporters to break the story that Swiss banks had hoarded the assets of Holocaust victims, traveled to fourteen countries to research this heartbreaking, compelling story of ...

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Author: Richard Z. Chesnoff

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307766946

Category: History

Page: 352

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It was the largest organized robbery in history: the systematic looting of Europe's Jews by the Nazis, in cooperation with most of the nations in Europe?Axis, Allied, and neutral. Award--winning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff, one of the first reporters to break the story that Swiss banks had hoarded the assets of Holocaust victims, traveled to fourteen countries to research this heartbreaking, compelling story of human greed. Through exclusive interviews and information from hitherto classified files, Chesnoff tells a tragic tale, the vast scope of which is only beginning to be known. Revealing new details that many would prefer remained secret, Pack of Thieves describes the detective work used to trace Holocaust assets that continue to be hidden inside the financial systems of such Allied nations as France and the Netherlands. Daring, insightful, and necessary, Pack of Thieves is at once a fascinating piece of investigative journalism and an enraging account of one of history's greatest crimes.

The Unknowers

'The History Thieves by Ian Cobain review: How Britain covered up its imperial crimes' (The Guardian, October 6); Ian Cobain, The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation (London: Portobello Books, 2016).

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Author: Linsey McGoey

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780326382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Deliberate ignorance has been known as the ‘Ostrich Instruction’ in law courts since the 1860s. It illustrates a recurring pattern in history in which figureheads for major companies, political leaders and industry bigwigs plead ignorance to avoid culpability. So why do so many figures at the top still get away with it when disasters on their watch damage so many people’s lives? Does the idea that knowledge is power still apply in today’s post-truth world? A bold, wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between ignorance and power in the modern age, from debates over colonial power and economic rent-seeking in the 18th and 19th centuries to the legal defences of today, The Unknowers shows that strategic ignorance has not only long been an inherent part of modern power and big business, but also that true power lies in the ability to convince others of where the boundary between ignorance and knowledge lies.

The History of Stephenson County Illinois

History of the Northwest, History of Illinois, &c. ... committee on the look out for horse - thieves , and narrowly escaped the punish * ment usually administered to one of that gentry . He was able to convince them of his identity in ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112049814475

Category: Stephenson County (Ill.)

Page: 721

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The History of the Martyrs Epitomised

I said , that all Popes , Bishops , Vicars , Rectors , not entring by the Door , but ascending some other Way , are Thieves and Robbers , & c . Hence you gather , that I said , all Popes , Bishops , Vicars , Rectors , fimply are fo .

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Author: Thomas Mall

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435079190963

Category: Christian martyrs

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Researches Into the History of the British Dog

The Borderers thieves and murderers by profession ; their mode of proceeding ; their retreats , 157. Means taken to protect the country from their ravages ; the pursuit , 158. Garrisoned castles ; the beacon , 159.

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Author: George Richard Jesse

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ISBN: HARVARD:HW2O1L

Category: Dogs

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