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Venice S Secret Service

Author : Ioanna Iordanou
ISBN : 9780198791317
Genre : Intelligence service
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Venice's Secret Service is the untold and arresting story of the world's earliest centrally-organised state intelligence service. Long before the inception of SIS and the CIA, in the period of the Renaissance, the Republic of Venice had masterminded a remarkable centrally-organised state intelligence organisation that played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. Housed in the imposing Doge's Palace and under the direction of the Council of Ten, the notorious governmental committee that acted as Venice's spy chiefs, this 'proto-modern' organisation served prominent intelligence functions including operations (intelligence and covert action), analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even the development of lethal substances. Official informants and amateur spies were shipped across Europe, Anatolia, and Northern Africa, conducting Venice's stealthy intelligence operations. Revealing a plethora of secrets, their keepers, and their seekers, Venice's Secret Service explores the social and managerial processes that enabled their existence and that furnished the foundation for an extraordinary intelligence organisation created by one of the early modern world's most cosmopolitan states.

One Week In April

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 9781788852630
Genre : History
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In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It was the culmination of several years of unrest, which had seen huge mass meetings in Glasgow and Paisley. In Manchester in 1819, in what became known as Peterloo, drunken yeomanry with their sabres drawn infamously rode into a peaceful crowd calling for reform, killing fifteen people and wounding hundreds more. In 1820, some Scottish Radicals marched under a flag emblazoned with the words ‘Scotland Free, or Scotland a Desart’[sic]. Others armed themselves and set off for the Carron Ironworks, seeking cannons. Intercepted by Government soldiers, a bloody skirmish took place at Bonnymuir near Falkirk. A curfew was imposed on Glasgow and Paisley. Aiming to free Radical prisoners, a crowd in Greenock was attacked by the Port Glasgow militia. Among the dead and wounded were a 65-year-old woman and a young boy. In the recriminations that followed, three men were hanged and nineteen were transported to Australia from Scotland. In this book Maggie Craig sets the rising into the wider social and political context of the time and paints an intense portrait of the people who were caught up in these momentous events.

The Mercantile Navy List 1848 4 Issues 49 2 Issues 50 53 57 61 64 71 80 81 92 1939

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ISBN : OXFORD:555078064
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The Hidden History Of Glasgow S Women

Author : Elspeth King
ISBN : UVA:X002436254
Genre : Femmes - Écosse - Glasgow - Conditions sociales
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This book looks at aspects of Glasgow history which have hitherto been ignored or overlooked by most historians - the history of women in the city. Existing histories are the histories of the men who made Glasgow great: the inventors, industrialists, shipbuilders, philosophers and men of medicine. Although every schoolchild knows the legends of St Mungo, no one knows the legend of his mother St Thenew. The strong machismo culture of the west of Scotland has all but obliterated the contribution of women. St Thenew is actually Scotland's first recorded rape victim, battered woman and unmarried mother. From the time of her death in the seventh century until the present day, there is a discernable trail of oppression and violence against women. At the same time there is a history of strong and sustained resistance to persecution, achievement in the face of adversity and moral triumph in the teeth of injustice. This work deals with women, religon and the Reformation, social and political status, the fight for equal rights and the history of the Suffragettes. Because of the nature of the sources, more space is given to women who stood up and stood out - the 16th century "orray woemen" whom the town council could not control, the revolutionary Owenites and those brave women who threw bombs, burned down big houses, and went on hunger strike.

Plots Of Opportunity

Author : Albert D. Pionke
ISBN : 9780814209486
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hidden Glasgow

Author : Carol Foreman
ISBN : UVA:X004562389
Genre : Travel
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From the top of the Tolbooth steeple to the many tunnels and preserved buildings under the ground, Foreman reveals the essence of a great city in all its dimensions and brings to life a Glasgow both hidden and forgotten.

Frederick Douglass And Scotland 1846

Author : Alasdair Pettinger
ISBN : 9781474444279
Genre : Political Science
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This book shows that addressing crowded halls from Ayr to Aberdeen, Frederick Douglass gained the confidence, mastered the skills and fashioned the distinctive voice that transformed him as a campaigner.

Global Secret And Intelligence Services Ii

Author : Heinz Duthel
ISBN : 9783738607789
Genre : Political Science
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Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service First Edition 2006 Second Edition 2009 Third Edition 2014 Updated: UUTYG/TT5443 Note: Because of some special contents of this publication, some pages are in French, German and Italien The DEA in popular culture * The DEA.org (The Drug Enjoying Americans), a drug information site. * Gary Oldman played a corrupt DEA Agent in The Professional. * Luis Guzman and Don Cheadle play two DEA agents in the movie Traffic. * Vin Diesel plays a DEA agent in the movie A Man Apart. * Max Payne is a DEA agent in the video game series Max Payne. In the game, Max battles addicts of a fictional designer drug called Valkyr. * David Duchovny played a transvestite DEA agent, Denise/Dennis Bryson on the series, Twin Peaks. * Mary-Louise Parker finds out that her boyfriend is a DEA agent on the Showtime series "Weeds"

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106494818
Genre : Bills, Legislative
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Secret Wartime Britain

Author : Colin Philpott
ISBN : 9781526735485
Genre : History
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During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war efforts. Additionally countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. Often the purpose of these locations was concealed even from those living close by.The author of Secret Wartime Britain has compiled a fascinating collection of examples that still exist today, albeit often in different usage. They include underground factories, storage sites and headquarters; spy and communication centres; interrogation and POW camps; dummy sites; research facilities such as sinister Porton Down; treasure stores in stately homes and even royal retreats in the event of invasion such as Madresfield Court.Where were these sites and why were they needed? How successfully were they kept secret? What has happened to them since? Were they returned to their owners? Answers to these and other questions make Secret Wartime Britain a riveting and revealing read.

The Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : MINN:31951D01069708U
Genre : Great Britain
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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : CORNELL:31924112760651
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Hansard S Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : UOM:39015030343894
Genre : Great Britain
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The Lord Advocates Of Scotland From The Close Of The Fifteenth Century To The Passing Of The Reform Bill

Author : George William Thomson Omond
ISBN : OXFORD:600014156
Genre : Law
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The Literary Wittgenstein

Author : John Gibson
ISBN : 0415289726
Genre : Philosophy
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A stellar collection of articles relating the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to core problems in the theory and philosophy of literature, written by the most prominent figures in the field.

Tait S Edinburgh Magazine

Author : William Tait
ISBN : NYPL:33433081663324
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Cobbett S Weekly Political Register

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ISBN : OXFORD:555029189
Genre : Great Britain
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A Catalogue Of Some Labour Records In Scotland And Some Scots Records Outside Scotland

Author : Ian MacDougall
ISBN : UOM:39015084437295
Genre : Labor
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Catalogue of records which identifies and locates a wealth of material giving both substance and colour to Scottish labour history.

Accounts And Papers Of The House Of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555100770
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The Soul Of Scotland

Author : Harry Reid
ISBN : 9780861537921
Genre : Religion
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Religion is at the very core of Scotland's turbulent history and unique cultural heritage. In a fast-paced enthralling celebration of this heritage, Harry Reid introduces us to a spiritual landscape of incredible richness and variety.

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