For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Peculiar Liaisons in War, Espionage,
and Terrorism of the Twentieth Century
  • John Craig
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Peculiar Liaisons in War, Espionage,.  and Terrorism of the Twentieth Century
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John Craig details the unusual and often profound connections between important historical figures whose lives have left a wake that affect all our lives. These figures are a combination of heroes, villains, and eccentrics who created some of the most profound changes in contemporary society.

About the Author

John Craig has taught professional writing and communication at various colleges as an adjunct professor for the past ten years; he has worked as a technical writer and technical communicator for over 25 years.

His publications include articles on writing, teaching theory, espionage, sports, military, and ancient history. Several parts of this book were published in various small journals.

About the Book

Presenting famous and infamous individuals and events that shocked the world and helped set the scene for today's history, this book illustrates how little is really known about some of the most dramatic and most-studied events.

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Presenting famous and infamous individuals and events that shocked the world and helped set the scene for today's history, this book illustrates how little is really known about some of the most dramatic and most-studied events.

Who motivated whom, how and why, and what counterplots and alternative scenarios may have been at play? "Terrorism," the fomenting of revolution, undermining from within, and trumped up events to spur a nation to go to war: these techniques are not new.

The public's interest in certain personalities never seems to wane - Mata Hari, Gavrilo Princip, Sidney Reilly, T.E. Lawrence, Jimmy Doolittle, Hitler, Reinhard Heydrich, and Lee Harvey Oswald among others. Each chapter presents two or three characters and elaborates on their lives and how they relate to historical events in the twentieth century. The book starts with an incident in 1903 in the Balkans and moves chronologically forward, to the assassination of JFK.


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Surprising connections between historic leaders, assassins, courtesans and spies, diplomats, military men, and eccentrics of all kinds, including Gavrilo Princip, Mata Hari, JFK and bin Laden, show history from a new angle; a special focus explores links between terror groups known and less known.

Sound Bite

Surprising connections between historic leaders, assassins, courtesans and spies, diplomats, military men, and eccentrics of all kinds, including Gavrilo Princip, Mata Hari, JFK and bin Laden, show history from a new angle; a special focus explores links between terror groups known and less known.



Pages 268
Year: 2004
LC Classification: D421.C73
Dewey code: 909.82ódc22
BISAC: HIS037070
BISAC: HIS037000
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