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Volkman, Ernest

Overview
Works: 50 works in 123 publications in 9 languages and 5,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UB251.U5, 327.120973
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Most widely held works by Ernest Volkman
Spies : the secret agents who changed the course of history by Ernest Volkman( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Havana. Also included are pioneers of modern espionage such as the hard-hearted "Fraulein Doktor," Elsbeth Schragmueller. The mother of modern intelligence training, she was the creator of the "discard," the deliberate sacrifice of one agent to protect another more important one from detection. Her story, along with others such as those of Laventri Beria, architect of Stalin's police state, and of Claude Dansey, the cantankerous and much reviled spymaster of Britain's
Secret intelligence by Ernest Volkman( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating history of American espionage in our century, its devastating failures, its continuing essential role in a society that values openness over secrecy. Based on extensive interviews and documentary sources
Espionage : the greatest spy operations of the twentieth century by Ernest Volkman( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gangbusters : the destruction of America's last mafia dynasty by Ernest Volkman( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Mafia, legendary for its ability to survive and flourish in the face of all attempts to stamp it out, now lies in ruins. The pivotal battle in that war was the destruction of the Mafia's most glittering crown jewel, the Lucchese Family of New York." "Gangbusters is the story of how this supremely successful criminal gang was finally destroyed. It is the tale of how a colorful coterie of FBI agents, prosecutors, and police detectives - among them such singular characters as Dr. Bugs, Marathon Man, Jaws, Kenny the Giant, The Falcon, and Ghost Who Walked - overcame the early years of bureaucratic inertia, high-level political corruption, and interagency rivalry to achieve final victory. In a decade of hand-to-hand combat, they destroyed the men long considered untouchable - Tommy Three Fingers, Tony Ducks, Christy Ticks, Tom Mix, Gas Pipe, and The Terminator." "Based on interviews with antagonists on both sides of the law, court records, transcripts, and police intelligence files, Gangbusters tells the history of a criminal enterprise from the inside - the men who made it flourish, how they operated, and the real world of organized crime."--BOOK JACKET
Goombata : the improbable rise and fall of John Gotti and his gang by John Cummings( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legacy of hate : anti-Semitism in America by Ernest Volkman( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars by Ernest Volkman( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For as long as humans have waged war, generals have turned to science in their quest for ever-more-terrible weapons, from the war chariot to the armored tank, from the catapult to the cruise missile. And from Archimedes to Oppenheimer, the scientists who developed these engines of destruction have been horrified, inspired, supported, and revolted by their military creations." "In Science Goes to War, journalist Ernest Volkman traces the long, often contentious relationship between science and warfare. Beginning with the Assyrians, who established the first military R & D program more than 3,000 years ago, Volkman details the never-ending search for the ultimate weapon. He examines the military research of history's most renowned scientists and explains the military significance of many nonmilitary inventions, such as the printing press, the compass, and canned food."--Jacket
Warriors of the night : spies, soldiers, and American intelligence by Ernest Volkman( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As director of the elite Foreign Counterintelligence Activity, author Stuart Herrington was the U.S. Army's top counterintelligence officer. In this thrilling and informative account he details one of the most damaging and delicate cases of espionage ever committed against the United States. An intriguing page-turner with more twists and turns than a spy novel, Traitors Among Us guides us through the intricate spy catcher's world of Cold War Berlin, showing us how the "game" was played when the stakes were as high as national survival. On the Military Intelligence Branch History Reading List 2012
The heist : how a gang stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and lived to regret it by Ernest Volkman( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and German and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of espionage : the clandestine world of surveillance, spying and intelligence, from ancient times to the post-9/11 world by Ernest Volkman( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler overvågningsverdenen, spionage og overordnet efterretningsvirksomhed fra antikken til efter den 11. september 2001. En historisk, kronologisk introduktion til emnet i den ultimative 'spion-historie', om hvad spioner laver og om hvorledes de arbejder i virkeligheden
Mobster : the improbable rise and fall of John Gotti and his gang by John Cummings( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Till murder do us part by Ernest Volkman( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dirty cop, a missing wife, and a nameless corpse -- A true-crime shocker
Gangbusters : the destruction of America's last great Mafia dynasty by Ernest Volkman( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing secrets he uncovered from extensive interviews and research, Volkman chronicles the rise and fall of one of the Mafia's most powerful families
Tarihin seyrini değiştiren gizli ajanlar by Ernest Volkman( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Empire des espions by Ernest Volkman( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Największe operacje szpiegowskie XX wieku by Ernest Volkman( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jian die de li shi = The history of espionage by Ernest Volkman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu xiang jin di jiang shu le guan yu jian die he die bao huo dong de qi miao gu shi,Cong zui zao you wen zi ji lu de li shi,Yi zhi dao xian dai she hui de jian shi huo dong.Zhei ge gu shi li you te gong he wo di huo dong,You xia du he wei zhuang,You yin die bao huo dong er qu de sheng li huo gong bai chui cheng de zhu ming zhan yi,Hai you shi jie ge di de zheng fu shi ru he bu xi zai guo jia an quan he qing bao shou ji fang mian tou ru ju zi de qing kuang
CARGO : die 8-Millionen-Dollar-Falle by Ernest Volkman( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph "The Rat" Valachi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See why the first Mafia turncoat exposed the secrets of La Cosa Nostra and his life of crime
Jōhō teikoku shīaiei no hōkai( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spies : the secret agents who changed the course of history
Alternative Names
Ernest Volkman American writer

Ernest Volkman Amerikaans schrijver

إرنست فولكمان

볼크먼, 어니스트

ヴォルクマン, アーネスト

ボルクマン, アーネスト

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Espionage : the greatest spy operations of the twentieth centuryGangbusters : the destruction of America's last mafia dynastyGoombata : the improbable rise and fall of John Gotti and his gangScience goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star WarsThe history of espionage : the clandestine world of surveillance, spying and intelligence, from ancient times to the post-9/11 worldTill murder do us partTarihin seyrini değiştiren gizli ajanlar