Blind pigs, speakeasies, coffin varnish, and tarantula juice were all a part of the Roaring 20s. Making alcohol illegal didn't get rid of bars and taverns or crime bosses: They just went underground. Secret joints were in almost every large city and could be entered if you knew the right code words. Discover the crazy language and secret codes of the Prohibition Era—why you should mind your beeswax and watch out for the gumshoe talking to the fuzz or you might end up in the cooler! It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: Gangsters and Bootleggers. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . . Ages 9-12
For decades, people have reported close encounters with extraterrestrial entities. Witnesses describe being kidnapped by large-headed, black-eyed creatures from other worlds. Those same creatures have become popularly known as “the Grays.” There is, however, another aspect to the alien abduction controversy. Abductees very often report being followed and spied upon by military and government personnel. It is typical for abductees to see black helicopters hovering directly over their homes in an intimidating manner. Phone calls are monitored. Emails are hacked into. Strange men dressed in black suits are seen photographing the homes of the abductees. All of this brings us to the matter of what have become known in the domain of alien abduction research as “Military Abductions,” or “MILABS.” According to numerous abductees, after being kidnapped by aliens they are kidnapped again . . . by the government. These follow-up events are the work of a powerful group hidden deep within the military and the intelligence community. It is the secret agenda of this highly classified organization to figure out what the so-called Grays are really up to. And, the best way for the government to get the answers is to interrogate those who have come face-to-face with the UFO phenomenon: the abductees. Why is the government secretly compiling files on alien abductees? Is the alien abduction issue so sinister that it has become a matter of national security proportions?
This compelling volume tackles the topic of the classified files that government agencies choose not to release under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. Many of these documents supposedly cannot be found or are Top Secret files that the agencies admit exist but that they have decided to keep the public from seeing. The reason for the "missing" files is to stop the truth about some of the world's greatest conspiracies from ever becoming known, such as the Roswell UFO crash, the JFK assassination, Project MKUltra (the CIA's mind control operation), and a secret U.S. base on the moon.
During the decade that preceded Mr Gorbachev's era of glasnost and perestroika, the KGB headquarters in Moscow was putting out a constant stream of instructions to its Residencies abroad. Unknown to the KGB, however, many of these highly classified documents were being secretly copied by Oleg Gordievsky, at that time not only a high-ranking KGB officer based in London but also a long-serving undercover agent for the British. The selected documents in this volume, translated and analysed by the editors with a commentary by Christopher Andrew to set them in context, offer a revealing insight into the attitudes, prejudices and fears of the KGB during what were to prove its declining years.
The pigpen cipher, the Devil's Coffee Mill, and germ warfare were all a part of the Civil War, but you won't learn that in your history books! Discover the truth about Widow Greenhow's spy ring, how soldiers stole a locomotive, and the identity of the mysterious "Gray Ghost." Then learn how to make a cipher wheel and send secret light signals to your friends. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: The Civil War. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . . Ages 9-12
This revealing selection of highly classified material provides a fascinating inside look at the workings and the thinking of the KGB. The informative commentary by Christopher Andrew is based on joint analysis of the documents with Oleg Gordievsky, a former KGB colonel who had been working as a double agent for British intelligence.
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Numerical reasoning and data interpretation tests are routinely used in recruitment procedures. These tests represent a considerable challenge for many candidates, and the prospect of facing them can be daunting. Designed to help anyone lacking in practice or confidence, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests will prove an invaluable resource for those who need to brush up on their maths skills. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests including fractions and decimals, rates, percentages and ratios and proportions. Now including a brand new chapter on word problems to help you with your analytical skills, this second edition of the best-selling book is the only numerical reasoning resource that focuses specifically on the core areas of numeracy. Packed with useful tips and worked examples, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests will help you understand and answer the questions without using a calculator, and increase your confidence to take that test.