An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times best seller Brothers.
"Disturbing. Makes you question the company line."
Season of the Witch is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period, when the city radically changed itself - and then revolutionized the world. The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the 1960s cultural revolution. But by the early 1970s, San Francisco’s ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights. The city was rocked by savage murder sprees, mysterious terror campaigns, political assassinations, street riots, and finally a terrifying sexual epidemic.
"A Great Book..."
For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged - until now. In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot has written a gripping political history.
In 2011 Jeremy Robinson released a series of eight novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse. Each novella follows a single member of the Chess Team from his Jack Sigler Thrillers series.
A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find justice!
Meet Loco, a dog with a passion for firecrackers. And Pedro, an altar boy forced to learn a hard lesson from two of the toughest, oldest men ever to serve the Lord. Jordan and Todd are two boys from California who don't know what they're in for when they push their Texas cousins a little too far. Loosely based on the author's own childhood in south Texas, this story collection is a moving whirlwind of humor and insight -brash, tender, and full of the unexpected.
"A decent performance"
September, 1787. A clandestine group of founding fathers gather to debate a decision that could change the fate of America. Once again, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Dane and Bones Origins story, Liberty.
When a state representative named Thom Tillis ran for US Senate in North Carolina in 2014, his campaign followed the now-standard practice of sending voters online and direct-mail advertisements referring to particular issues. Which issues mattered to which people, from ISIS to the Affordable Care Act, could be gleaned from the voters’ memberships and donations or inferred from demographic information and databases of everything from their purchases to their Web history.
In this issue: "Bad Cops, Good Cops", by Margaret Talbot; "Rubdown", by Andrew Marantz; "Negotiating the Whirlwind", by David Remnick; "Medical Mountaineers", by Rebecca Solnit; and "Deep and Dark", by Anthony Lane.
If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills.
We haven’t stopped huge breaches. The focus now is on resilience, with smarter ways to detect attacks and faster ways to respond to them. In November 2014, an especially chilling cyberattack shook the corporate world - hackers, having explored the internal servers of Sony Pictures Entertainment, captured internal financial reports, top executives’ embarrassing e-mails, private employee health data, and even unreleased movies and scripts and dumped them on the open Web.
On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from “Wanted” posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui are, according to a federal indictment unsealed last year, agents of China’s People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, who hacked into networks at American companies—U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Westinghouse—plus the biggest industrial labor union in North America, United Steelworkers, and the U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld, a German solar-panel maker.
The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.
Based on explosive new evidence, best-selling author David Talbot tells America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. The book draws on revelatory new materials - including exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles' wife and mistress, newly discovered US government documents, and US and European intelligence sources.
The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country. “Yes the Islamic State was a fantasy in 2004, now look at it. The U.S. was a fantasy in 1776, now look at it,” the man in Virginia wrote in a Twitter direct message to an online friend in Oregon.
The National Security Agency lost its authority to grab the phone records of millions of Americans following this week’s change in legislation enacted after 9/11. But there is no evidence that the data produced actionable intelligence during the 13 years the government had access to it anyway.
"Instant Replay", by Margaret Talbot; "Outbreak", by Richard Preston; "Meritorious", by Mark Singer; "Watching the Eclipse", by David Remnick; "Weirdly Popular", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Surgical Strikeout", by Emily Nussbaum; and "The One", by David Denby.
"Spy vs. Spy", by James Surowiecki; "TV", by Miranda July; "Beautiful Girl", by Tobias Wolff; "The Adolescents", by Rachel Kushner; "The Teen Whisperer", by Margaret Talbot; "Here’s the Story", by David Gilbert; "Ghosts in the Stacks", by Christine Smallwood; and "Taster’s Choice", by Emily Nussbaum.
"Floor War" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Waling" by Ben McGrath; "Up in the Air" by Seymour Hersh; "Getting Started" by Bruce McCall; "Darwin in the Dock" by Margaret Talbot; "Company Men" by David Denby.