Understand why the Secret Service is failing, and what must be done so its mission can be saved.
Former Secret Service Officer Gary Byrne shares how agents and officers are leaving the Secret Service in droves, how they're being overworked to the point of losing focus on the job, and how management makes decisions based on politics instead of the welfare of their employees... all with the hope that the problems plaguing this agency can be fixed before it's too late.
FDR At War And At Peace!
The first hundred days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency are justly famous, a period of political action without equal in American history and still the standard by which we judge our presidents.
Take a journey from the final Christmas in Hyde Park, N.Y. to his unexpected death on April 12, 1945, and virtually witness an ailing president oversee pivotal international summits, attempt to establish a congress of nations, reinvigorate the New Deal, and bring an end to American isolationism.
Did a necklace ordered by Louis XV precipitate the French Revolution? Was Napoleon murdered in prison with arsenic?
Find the answers to these questions and more in this full-color illustrated guide containing details on materials used from the Stone Age to the first and second Industrial Revolutions, and on into the Nuclear Age, including metals, ores, alloys, salts, rocks, uranium, and more.
The Making Of A Nazi!
Just how did Adolf Hitler become one of the most lethal demagogues in history?
This comprehensive historical account examines Hitler's transformation between 1918 and 1926, when he shed his awkward, feckless persona and metamorphosed into a National Socialist leader who saw himself as Germany's messiah.
An enlightening journey through occult history, this fascinating chronology explores such diverse topics as the Knights Templar, the founding of the Hellfire Club, Aleister Crowley's The Book Of Law, and more!
Contains stunning artwork and insights, and an astonishing story of suppression, survival, and rebirth, extending over more than 2.5 millennia.
Sharpen your skills and hone your appreciation for the pocket knife with this nostalgic, humorous, and informative guide!
Pocket-sized book contains sections on blade types and uses, games and pastimes, outdoor survival skills, throwing techniques, and more!
From architect Le Corbusier, astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the Beatles, to Coco Chanel, Martin Luther King Jr., and Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, these 56 people indelibly changed our world--for better and for worse.
Brief descriptive bios, accompanied by archival photos, explain each person's achievements.
Take a tour through the world of proven conspiracies and conspiracy theories dating back to our nation's founding, right up until today.
Among stories revealed are the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the deaths of Davy Crockett and Jesse James, the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and JFK, spies in the Roosevelt administration, the reasons behind the Oklahoma City bombing, as well as chapters on Edward Snowden, The Weather Underground, and more.
Discover a fresh take on the world of sci-fi and geek culture through stories, illustrations, and over 100 geek-approved infographics!
Each day tells a different story from the sci-fi universe, from famous franchises and figures such as STAR WARS, The Matrix, Peter Jackson and Luc Besson, to lesser-known stories include French cult classic City Of Lost Children, Japanese anime Akira, and bestselling German novelist Marcus Heitz.
Why do fingernails on a chalkboard make us cringe? Why do people drive slowly in the fast lane? Why is the other line always faster than the one you're on?
This A-to-Z illustrated compendium of everyday annoyances--from airline legroom, missing socks, and knuckle cracking, to video buffering, telemarketers, and Internet trolls--presents the fascinating facts behind the world's most frustrating situations.
For magicians wishing to start a magic act with a dramatic visual effect, there is no better choice than a handkerchief trick!
Learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily perform 61 different illusions--no previous experience is necessary and most tricks require only a simple handkerchief!
Guide includes over 500 illustrations.
Secret Societies, Sects & Cults - Exposed!
No need for secret handshakes or passwords--this is your all-access guide to the secret societies, clandestine cults, and exclusive associations that you've always wondered about!
Profiling 50 groups, from the centuries-old Freemasons, to the snooty Skull and Bones Society, to a club just for magicians, you'll learn the secrets of these mysterious organizations--including how to join up!