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Dark Invasion

1915 : Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
Blum, Howard (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot--the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper. When a "neutral" United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs--including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster--devise a series of "mysterious accidents" using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department's Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy's plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.Full of drama and intensity, illustrated with eight pages of black and-white photos, Dark Invasion is riveting war thriller that chillingly echoes our own time"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Blum, Howard
Title: Dark invasion
1915 : Germany's secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
Characteristics: xvii, 474 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Howard Blum
Summary: "Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot--the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper. When a "neutral" United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs--including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster--devise a series of "mysterious accidents" using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department's Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy's plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.Full of drama and intensity, illustrated with eight pages of black and-white photos, Dark Invasion is riveting war thriller that chillingly echoes our own time"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0062307568
9780062307569
006230755X
9780062307552
9780062307590
Branch Call Number: 940.48673 B6584d 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-448) and index
Subject Headings: Intelligence service United States History 20th century Sabotage United States History 20th century World War, 1914-1918 Secret service Germany World War, 1914-1918 Secret service United States Espionage, German United States History 20th century
Topical Term: Intelligence service
Sabotage
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
Espionage, German
LCCN: 2013026760
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What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I? In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan's raging gang rivalries and has little idea that, halfway around the world, a much ... Read More »


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May 09, 2014
  • windcyclist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OUTSTANDING! What they neglect to teach in school or reveal to our generation about 1915 terrorism & terrorists in America. As stunning as 911 was to a sleeping nation, and the politicians that were in denial.

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