The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts
Author: David C. Engerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
As World War II ended, few Americans in government or universities knew much about the Soviet Union. As David Engerman shows in this book, a network of scholars, soldiers, spies, and philanthropists created an enterprise known as Soviet Studies to fill in this dangerous gap in American knowledge. This group brought together some of the nation's best minds from the left, right, and center, colorful and controversial individuals ranging from George Kennan to Margaret Mead to Zbigniew Brzezinski, not to mention historians Sheila Fitzpatrick and Richard Pipes. Together they created the knowledge that helped fight the Cold War and define Cold War thought. Soviet Studies became a vibrant intellectual enterprise, studying not just the Soviet threat, but Soviet society and culture at a time when many said that these were contradictions in terms, as well as Russian history and literature. And this broad network, Engerman argues, forever changed the relationship between the government and academe, connecting the Pentagon with the ivory tower in ways that still matter today.
Revealing the Security Tools, Tactics, and Motives of the Blackhat Community
Author: Honeynet Project
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Honeynets (also called honeypots) are a new tool in computer security for luring and containing a hacker. Like a surveillance camera, the honeypot allows you to observe hacker behaviour and captures every action a hacker takes. Using real examples of compromised systems, this volume shows how the bad guys accomplish what they do, and teaches technical skills to properly study an attack and how to learn from it. It explains how to build and maintain a honeynet.
The American Debate on Nazism, 1933-1945
Author: Michaela Hoenicke Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book analyzes the intellectual side of the American war effort against Nazi Germany. It shows how conflicting interpretations of "the German problem" shaped American warfare and postwar planning. The story of how Americans understood National Socialism in the 1930s and 1940s provides a counter-example to the usual tale of enemy images. The level of German popular support for the Nazi regime, the nature of Nazi war aims, and the postwar prospects of German democratization stood at the center of public and governmental debates. American public perceptions of the Third Reich - based in part on ethnic identification with the Germans - were often forgiving but also ill-informed. This conflicted with the Roosevelt administration's need to create a compelling enemy image. The tension between popular and expert views generated complex and fruitful discussions among America's political and cultural elites and produced insightful, yet contradictory interpretations of Nazism.
The Christian's Critic
Author: Nicholl McGuire
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
You didn't see it coming! Another insult, lie, exaggeration, and other negative behaviors from someone who claims that he or she believes and loves the Lord. Really? You shake your head. How can a person claim to love Christ when he or she doesn't listen to him, attempt to follow his precepts, or do anything to uplift, encourage, edify or rebuke brothers and sisters wayward in the faith? Rather, he or she criticizes the messenger, builds up a defense, and finds fault with those God has appointed to convict one's spirit. If you have ever been hurt by those who love you since walking with the Lord, then this book is a must-read! It's time to break free from relatives, friends, acquaintances and others who are hindering your walk with the Lord no matter the title, association, or what contributions they have made to your life in the past. Be renewed, find your strength in the Lord and know who your enemies are! In the book, Know Your Enemy: The Christian's Critic you will gain: further insight in determining friends from foes, identifying Satan's manipulative strategies, what to do when the critic attacks, and other useful information. We are told in the Bible to love an enemy, but how can you love someone who is permitting his or herself to be used by the devil? This book will help you get to know your enemies from a spiritual perspective.Allow this book to help you deal with the challenges you may face from the enemy's name-calling to debating. Stay humbled with lessons learned from the past. This book provides biblical scriptures to help you stand even when our adversary tempts us, yet again, to fall away from our Lord.
Author: Tzu, Sun
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The treatise in translated from the Chinese, with an introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. Assistant Department of Oriental Printed Books And Manuscripts.
Author: Joel McIver
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Rage Against The Machine's founding member and guitarist Tom Morello has given author Joel McIver his blessing to write this unauthorised biography of one of the most pro-actively political rock bands on the planet. In this book Joel McIver gives a clear and unbiased analysis of the group’s stance on a wide range of issues, as well as a chronology of their career.
Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror
Author: Mary R. Habeck
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Political Science
A penetrating look into the inner logic of al-Qa'ida and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks includes specific ideologies of jihadism, a new movement that allows members to call for the destruction of democracy and to murder innocent men, women, and children.
Learning about Security Threats
Author: Honeynet Project
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
A guide to computer security discusses how the "blackhat community" uses the Internet for destructive purposes and provides information on how to learn from a "blackhat" attack to protect computer networks.
Author: Cyrus Peikari,Anton Chuvakin
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
When it comes to network security, many users and administrators are running scared, and justifiably so. The sophistication of attacks against computer systems increases with each new Internet worm.What's the worst an attacker can do to you? You'd better find out, right? That's what Security Warrior teaches you. Based on the principle that the only way to defend yourself is to understand your attacker in depth, Security Warrior reveals how your systems can be attacked. Covering everything from reverse engineering to SQL attacks, and including topics like social engineering, antiforensics, and common attacks against UNIX and Windows systems, this book teaches you to know your enemy and how to be prepared to do battle.Security Warrior places particular emphasis on reverse engineering. RE is a fundamental skill for the administrator, who must be aware of all kinds of malware that can be installed on his machines -- trojaned binaries, "spyware" that looks innocuous but that sends private data back to its creator, and more. This is the only book to discuss reverse engineering for Linux or Windows CE. It's also the only book that shows you how SQL injection works, enabling you to inspect your database and web applications for vulnerability.Security Warrior is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book covering the art of computer war: attacks against computer systems and their defenses. It's often scary, and never comforting. If you're on the front lines, defending your site against attackers, you need this book. On your shelf--and in your hands.
Manic Street Preachers and Know Your Enemy
Author: Stephen Lee Naish
Despite high and low brow pop culture references in their lyrics, sleeve art, and in interviews, no concise in-depth study exists of the Manic Street Preachers. This book is in some ways a response to that fact, a study of the band through one particular record. Whilst The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go and even Generation Terrorists seem like obvious albums to cover, 2001's Know Your Enemy is the pivotal point used here to explore the band bestowed a Godlike Genius Award by the NME. Know Your Enemy encapsulates all previous incarnations of the Manics and acts as a pointer towards their future as a creative unit. It was a real attempt to explore new avenues in sound, embrace their socialist political views, renew their stance as music industry outsiders, antagonize other bands and basically be the Manics the fans really wanted them to be!
Author: Ryan Holiday
Category: Business & Economics
The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.” From the Hardcover edition.
By Knowing Your God
Author: Kori Trierweiler
In "Know Your Enemy," Kori Trierweiler calls Christians into the war room to examine enemy forces and develop a battle plan for spiritual victory. The bible speaks extensively of a three-fold conflict which engages Christians -- the world, the flesh and the devil. These opponents know us well. If we are to walk in the abundant life Jesus offers, we must not ignore tactics used by the enemy to steal, kill and destroy. "Know Your Enemy" is s biblical, practical and thoughtful examination of the daily battles Christians face. Jesus secured victory at the Cross and through His resurrections! But make no mistake: the battle still rages and Christians need to be well equipped to fight.
Author: Kenneth Copeland
Publisher: Harrison House Incorporated
.Evangelist Kenneth Copeland talks about how Satan has to sow deception, especially in the area of religion, in order to stop the Word of God. The end of all things will come in this generation and the body of Christ is rising now. However, the body of Christ must be put in a position of being stable and consistent, regardless of anything else in life, ecause if a believer does not vary from the written Word of God, s/he takes on the same attributes that Jesus had. God has set everything that He had against Satan, so humanity is to blame if Satan wins. Satan will beat a hesitating, inconstant human, so believers must be patient (constant) and stable in following God's Word.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Author: Sparkster Hubs
Publisher: Sparkster Hubs
Category: Health & Fitness
In addition to describing the sheer insidious (and often covert) nature of the narcissist, Sparkster Hubs unveils the mask of sanity by taking you on a journey through the disturbing worlds of disguised mental and emotional abuse, hidden celebrity and government occultism, conspiracy (theory), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), various personality disorders and even on to topics as controversial as psychological murder. Sparkster adequately explains with detail and precision how such disturbing behaviour is carried out and how it can have a profound effect on the lives, mind and soul of victims. The cases of Jimmy Savile and Yvonne Freaney are used as examples. Know Your Enemy: Reflections Of NPD is full of insightful and enlightening, but sometimes highly disturbing and potentially shocking, information which has been written with clarity in a down-to-Earth, no-holds-barred, style. Never before has such a book been written. Warning: This book is not for the weak-minded.
Author: Denny Heck
Jess Stevens retires abruptly at the peak of his career to build a "dream" home on the idyllic shores of Loon Lake, 35 miles north of Spokane, Washington. His lover and wife of nearly 20 years, "Sacco", painfully supports him knowing he has not yet confronted the demons which caused his premature departure from the public stage. What neither can know is the tragedy that lies ahead a tragedy Jess will not and cannot accept without the dangerous pursuit of the truth behind it. Before he is done, everyone around him is at risk.
Identifying Cyber Attackers
Author: Clement Guitton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Attribution - tracing those responsible for a cyber attack - is of primary importance when classifying it as a criminal act, an act of war, or an act of terrorism. Three assumptions dominate current thinking: attribution is a technical problem; it is unsolvable; and it is unique. Approaching attribution as a problem forces us to consider it either as solved or unsolved. Yet attribution is far more nuanced, and is best approached as a process in constant flux, driven by judicial and political pressures. In the criminal context, courts must assess the guilt of criminals, mainly based on technical evidence. In the national security context, decision-makers must analyse unreliable and mainly non-technical information in order to identify an enemy of the state. Attribution in both contexts is political: in criminal cases, laws reflect society's prevailing norms and powers; in national security cases, attribution reflects a state's will to maintain, increase or assert its power. However, both processes differ on many levels. The constraints, which reflect common aspects of many other political issues, constitute the structure of the book: the need for judgement calls, the role of private companies, the standards of evidence, the role of time, and the plausible deniability of attacks.
Author: Charlie Higson
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A sickness has afflicted everyone over the age of 16; anyone who is a "grown-up" has become a decomposing, brainless creature that survives by feeding on children. The children and teens have barricaded themselves in fortified buildings, fighting off attacks from the grown-ups who travel in packs, like hungry dogs. Before long, the young survivors are promised a safe haven in Buckingham Palace and make their way to it, crossing London on a perilous journey that will test them in harrowing ways. But their fight to stay alive is far from over—the threat from within is as real as the one on the outside.
Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.