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Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 20, 2008
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Part 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
Part 2 - 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
Part 3 - Counterintelligence - Spy vs.Read more ›
The 50 selected "secret documents" presented here cover a span of history from the reign of England's Queen Elizabeth up through the American Revolution, the American Civil War, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam war, and finally the events of September 11, 2001 and first administration of President George W. Bush. The individuals revealed in these accounts include soldiers, politicians, spies, double agents, triple agents, spymasters, valets, crowned heads of state, elected presidents, dictators, and even ordinary citizens. A number of the presented tales also show the often-unhappy end awaiting the practioners of the black arts of espionage, as a number are imprisoned, lost at sea, or otherwise disappear from history into obscurity and to unknown ends.Read more ›
The title is somewhat misleading, while the book attaches some type of document to each of the 50 incidents, in many of the cases the document is only of minor importance. Additionally several of the incidents involve documents that are not what the average person would consider "declassified".