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Allen, Thomas B.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 163 publications in 5 languages and 16,234 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives  Chronology  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor
Classifications: E312.66, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas B Allen
 
Most widely held works by Thomas B Allen
War in the Gulf by Thomas B Allen( Book )
13 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of the Gulf War with color photographs, maps, illustrations, and graphics
George Washington, spymaster : how America outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B Allen( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war
Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb by Thomas B Allen( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
Remember Pearl Harbor : American and Japanese survivors tell their stories by Thomas B Allen( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives accounts by American and Japanese survivors of The Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941
Rickover by Norman Polmar( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life, career, controversies, accomplishments, and blunders of the man in charge of the Navy's nuclear power program for over 30 years
Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War by Thomas B Allen( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he did in his highly acclaimed George Washington, Spymaster, author Thomas B. Allen digs back through historical records to present a famous historical figure in a new light. Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad. She also recruited former slaves for Colonel James Montgomery, a Union officer who was raising an all-black brigade for a raid up the Combahee River to attack plantations in South Carolina. Thanks to information obtained by Tubman and her black recruits Montgomery's men along with Tubman managed to elude Rebel torpedoes and swarm ashore. They destroyed a Confederate supply depot, torched homes and warehouses, and freed more than 750 plantation slaves. The report on the raid to Lincoln's Secretary of War stated: "This is the only military command in American history wherein a woman, black or white, led the raid and under whose inspiration it was originated and conducted." This action is set within the context of Tubman's background as a slave in Maryland, her daring escape, her work with the Underground Railroad, and her association with John Brown and other abolitionists, all of which helps make her the invaluable scout (spy) known to the Union Army as Moses. The author also presents readers with a well-researched and balanced look at slavery in America and its role in the Civil War. Readers will learn. Only illness kept Tubman from being part of John Brown's ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. How the Underground Railroad worked. Tubman had a $40,000 price tag on her head for leading so many slaves to freedom. The Union Army realized Tubman's knowledge of Underground Railroad routes and southern terrain would make her invaluable as a secret agent. Tubman and the slaves she freed formed a spy ring that added to the wealth of information contained in a special category of Union intelligence called Black Dispatches. Tubman became Union officer Col. James Montgomery's second in command and the only woman in American history to conceive, plan, and lead a military raid. Although she was praised for her war efforts, it took 30 years for her to get the military pension earned by Union soldiers. Queen Victoria awarded her a medal for her bravery; no such tribute comes from the United States. How Nat Turner's slave revolt fueled southern fears and the debate between abolitionists and anti-abolitionists. How the Union Army established special intelligence category called Black Dispatches for all the valuable information reported by slaves and runaways. About a slave in the house of Confederate President Jefferson Davis who passed along information taken from reading his private papers
Rickover father of the nuclear Navy by Thomas B Allen( )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Possessed : the true story of an exorcism by Thomas B Allen( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the exorcism of a Mt. Rainier boy in 1949 that prompted Peter Blatty to write The Exorcist
World War II : America at war, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 2,400 encyclopedic entries on battles, weapons, intelligence operations, people, politics, places, and culture
Merchants of treason : America's secrets for sale by Thomas B Allen( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how and why the United States is losing the war of counterespionage
Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
... from the earliest use of the word "spy" to the latest revelations of the Aldrich Ames case and the post-Cold War reorganization of Russian intelligence apparatus, Spy Book provides the most comprehensive single volume ever published, covering intelligence, espionage, and cryptography. More than 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, tradecraft, and tools uncover the secrets of this underground world. The entries include 27 starred (*) "master entries" that cover major spy rings, articles about major countries outlining national intelligence services and activities, and all categories of tradecraft. For example, the entry *Cambridge Spy Ring is cross referenced with entries on the five members of the ring, their principal Soviet handler, and the principal British mole hunter. There are also over 60 illustrations, many published for the first time
George Washington, spymaster how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B Allen( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war
Declassified : 50 top-secret documents that changed history by Thomas B Allen( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ranging in history from an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth I to the creation of the Nazi Final Solution and to the Presidential Daily Brief from August 2001 that warned that Osama Bin Laden was planning an attack on the U.S., the documents in Declassified offer an intriguing glimpse into the world of espionage and covert operations over hundreds of years."--Jacket
World War II : the encyclopedia of the war years, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"More than 2,400 entries covering the people, places, politics, battles, weapons, and events -- on the battlefront and on the homefront -- that shaped the course of the War."
Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, in A to Z format, presents more than 2000 entries on people, agencies, tools, and operations of spies and their secret world
Codename downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan by Thomas B Allen( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Possessed by Thomas B Allen( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le cas étrange d'une possession survenue en 1949 aux Etats-Unis qui a inspiré le roman puis le film ##L'Exorcisme## (1971) est ici examiné avec sérieux et prudence. Document intéressant sur le sujet
Possessed the true story of an exorcism by Thomas B Allen( Recording )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the true story of the events surrounding the exorcisms of a Mt. Rainier boy that took place in the 1940s in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis. This is the case later used by William Blatty as the basis of his book The exorcist
In the grip of evil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Framed within the most famous and widely documented exorcism in history (the 1949 case of a thirteen-year-old boy, on which William Peter Blatty based his novel The Exorcist) this mysterious and controversial subject is explored. Features interviews with eyewitnesses, professionals in the fields of psychology, medicine and religion, and reenactments of the 1949 events
 
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