Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Gail Jarrow
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9781629797762
Release: 2018
Editor: Calkins Creek

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Barry Meier
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062950703
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist’s journey into a billon-dollar secret industry that is shaping our world – the booming business of private spying, operatives-for-hire retained by companies, political parties and the powerful to dig up dirt on their enemies and, if need be, destroy them. For decades, private eyes from Allan Pinkerton, who formed the first detective agency in the U.S., to Jules Kroll, who transformed the investigations business by giving it a corporate veneer, private spies were content to stand in the shadows. Now, that is all changing. High-profile stories grabbing recent headlines – the Steele Dossier, Black Cube, the Theranos scandal, Harvey Weinstein’s attacks on his accusers – all share a common thread, the involvement of private spies. Today, operatives-for-hire are influencing presidential elections, the news media, government policies and the fortunes of companies.. They are also peering into our personal lives as never before, using off-the shelf technology to listen to our phone calls, monitor our emails, and decide what we see on social media. Private spying has never been cheaper and the business has never been more lucrative—just as its power has never been more pervasive. Spooked is a fast-paced, disturbing and, at times, hilarious tour through the shadowlands of private spying and its inhabitants, a grab-bag collection of ex-intelligence operatives, former journalists and lost souls. In this hidden world, information is currency, double-crosses are commonplace, and hacking can be standard procedure. Drawing on his journalistic expertise and unique access to sources, Barry Meier uncovers the secrets private spies want to keep hidden.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Antony Johnston
Pages: 168
ISBN: UOM:39015061164110
Release: 2004-03-16
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emily Spook's reputation in the indy art scene is growing. Her paintings have a devoted following and the ranks of that group continue to swell more every day. Emily should be thrilled but instead she's terrified. You see, ever since she was a young girl, Emily has been somewhat of a hostel for ghosts. Visitors from the ether would drop in for a few days or a month or even years and from those specters Emily would draw inspiration. But lately the ghosts have disappeared, leaving Emily alone and unable to touch a canvas. When Simon's consciousness first shows up inside Emily's skull she's relieved, but before long she's fallen into the same web of mystics and murder that ended Simon's life. Can the unlikely pair discover the truth about Simon's gruesome death or will Emily join the spirits she's played host to all these years?

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Saundra Crum Akers
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781466209831
Release: 2011-08-08
Editor: A Mysterious Ohio

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Victory England bought the house in Waverly, Ohio from Percy Justice, she had no idea that she was also purchasing a ghost, in fact two of them. The irritating and violent acts perpetrated by one of the ghosts sends her running back to her realtor, Gift Bradford, and to the people who sold the house to her, her neighbors Percy Justice and his terminally ill wife Catherine, for answers. With help from Gift Bradford she starts to research the history of the house and of the land the house sets on, trying to identify the ghost. Meanwhile, she has problems with an ex husband, struggles to help her dying neighbor, deals with personal issues between herself and her mother, and develops a special relationship with Gift Bradford, all of this while trying to diet! Can she protect herself from an angry ghost who claims her house as her own while working in opposition to that ghost by delving into issues the ghost wants to remain secret? This question builds the book Spooked to a crashing climax.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Nicholas Schou
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781510703414
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The American people depend on a free press to keep a close and impartial watch on the national security operations that are carried out in our name. But in many cases, this trust is sadly misplaced, as leading journalists are seduced and manipulated by the secretive agencies they cover. While the press remains silent about its corrupting relationship with the intelligence community—a relationship that dates back to the Cold War—Spooking the News will blow the lid off this unseemly arrangement. Schou will name names and shine a spotlight on flagrant examples of collusion, when respected reporters have crossed the line and sold out to powerful agencies. The book will also document how the CIA has embedded itself in “liberal” Hollywood to ensure that its fictional spies get the hero treatment on screen. Among the revelations in Spooking the News: • The CIA created a special public affairs unit to influence the production of Hollywood films and TV shows, allowing celebrities involved in pro-CIA projects—including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck—unique access inside the agency's headquarters. • The CIA vets articles on controversial topics like the drone assassination program and grants friendly reporters background briefings on classified material, while simultaneously prosecuting ex-officers who spill the beans on damaging information.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Adam Penenberg,Marc Barry
Pages: 208
ISBN: 046501237X
Release: 2008-01-07
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Imagine your main business competitor building a world-class, satellite-equipped "war room" to secretly scope out and monitor your progress developing international ventures. Incredible? Imagine your classified product prototype mysteriously landing on the market under a brand name belonging to your archrival. Astounding? This isn't the story line from the latest John le Carre novel; this is modern-day corporate America -- and it's full of secret agents and operatives, stealing and selling your intellectual property for profit. Peopled by riveting characters displaced from now defunct post-Cold War agencies, Spooked exposes a fascinating tapestry of real-life corporate spying occurring within publicly traded companies such as Dow Chemical, Avery Dennison, 3M, Sony, Motorola, and dozens of others. Adam Penenberg, top investigative journalist for Forbes, and Marc Barry, founder of a Manhattan-based corporate-intelligence agency, uncover and describe in thrilling detail some of the greatest corporate-espionage capers of all time. A brilliant expose, Spooked unravels the truth and hypocrisy behind the multi-billion-dollar corporate-intelligence industry.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Michael Wagner
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1742032583
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Rocky Crocks are the scariest team in town. That doesn't bother Maxx, but his little brother Rexx is getting spooked!

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Nicholas Schou
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1510703365
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Hot Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The American people depend on a free press to keep a close and impartial watch on the national security operations that are carried out in our name. But in many cases, this trust is sadly misplaced, as leading journalists are seduced and manipulated by the secretive agencies they cover. While the press remains silent about its corrupting relationship with the intelligence community—a relationship that dates back to the Cold War—Spooking the News will blow the lid off this unseemly arrangement. Schou will name names and shine a spotlight on flagrant examples of collusion, when respected reporters have crossed the line and sold out to powerful agencies. The book will also document how the CIA has embedded itself in “liberal” Hollywood to ensure that its fictional spies get the hero treatment on screen. Among the revelations in Spooking the News: • The CIA created a special public affairs unit to influence the production of Hollywood films and TV shows, allowing celebrities involved in pro-CIA projects—including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck—unique access inside the agency's headquarters. • The CIA vets articles on controversial topics like the drone assassination program and grants friendly reporters background briefings on classified material, while simultaneously prosecuting ex-officers who spill the beans on damaging information.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Barry Meier
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062950681
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Harper

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist's journey into a billon-dollar secret industry that is secretly shaping our world - the booming business of private spying, operatives-for-hire retained by companies, political parties and the powerful to dig up dirt on their enemies and, if need be, destroy them. For decades, private eyes from Allan Pinkerton, who formed the first detective agency in the U.S., to Jules Kroll, who transformed the investigations business by giving it a corporate veneer, private spies were content to stand in the shadows. Now, that is all changing. High-profile stories grabbing recent headlines - the Steele Dossier, Black Cube, the Theranos scandal, Harvey Weinstein's attacks on his accusers - all share a common thread, the involvement of private spies. Today, operatives-for-hire are influencing presidential elections, the news media, government policies and the fortunes of companies.. They are also peering into our personal lives as never before, using off-the shelf technology to listen to our phone calls, monitor our emails, and decide what we see on social media. Private spying has never been cheaper and the business has never been more lucrative--just as its power has never been more pervasive. Spooked is a fast-paced, disturbing and, at times, hilarious tour through the shadowlands of private spying and its inhabitants, a grab-bag collection of ex-intelligence operatives, former journalists and lost souls. In this hidden world, information is currency, double-crosses are commonplace, and hacking can be standard procedure. Drawing on his journalistic expertise and unique access to sources, Barry Meier uncovers the secrets private spies want to keep hidden.

Totally Spooked

Totally Spooked
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Author: Zoey Indiana
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Zoey Indiana LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Blindfolded speed dating for shifters, what could go wrong? I spent years fighting alongside some of the best males I've ever known. One mission went wrong and I watched as my twin brother died in my arms. Now, I've settled into a less dangerous job developing new sonar technology for the military. My life looks perfect, but I can't get rid of this feeling I'm missing something. My family and friends keep pushing me to date, hoping I'll finally find someone to keep me busy. I don't want Mrs. Right Now… I need my fated mate. My beast drives me to find her, so I keep agreeing to blind dates that end badly. But when a friend shows up on Halloween with an invite to a shifter speed dating event, I can't pass on this chance to find my fated mate. Totally Spooked is the first in a series of short, steamy, shifter holiday romances. If you love batty adventures, wounded heroes, and fated mates, then you won't want to miss out on this treat… Download Totally Spooked today to start your next delicious adventure! Read them all: 1. Totally Spooked 2. Totally Basted 3. Totally Roasted 4. Totally Renewed 5. Totally Bumbled

Fire Spook

Fire Spook
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Author: Monica Graham
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781771086516
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Nimbus+ORM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A fascinating look at the misery of unexplained events and other people’s reactions to the events visited on a seemingly happy family.” —The New Glasgow News Just below the Antigonish-Guysborough County line, there is an overgrown spot, nearly impossible to find without a guide, where the cursed MacDonald farm once stood. Though no physical trace remains, the legend of the mysterious events that once took place lives on. In the newest addition to the Stories of Our Past series, Monica Graham exposes the fascinating history behind the fire-spook of Caledonia Mills, Nova Scotia, a true story that spread as quickly and uncontrollably as the flames that started it all. But were these spontaneous fires and sinister sightings the work of a poltergeist, or of a troubled young woman? “A very good book to purchase if you want to read about the case, case notes, and view photos of the family and all of the investigators that took part in trying to unravel the mystery that the family was going through.” —Paranormal Investigations Nova Scotia “Graham deftly tries her hand at explaining the unexplainable . . . compelling, eyewitness accounts of the fires that plagued the family are recounted by Graham . . . [an] entertaining, well-written book.” —The New Glasgow News

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393069206
Release: 2006-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.

Spook Country

Spook Country
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Author: William Gibson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780425226711
Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Multilingual Tito engages in sensitive information transfers from his single-room apartment, while journalist Hollis frets over her start-up magazine's censure of its own promotions, and prescription drug addict Milgrim wonders about the military connections of an enigmatic benefactor. Reprint.

Spooked Stories Of The Supernatural

Spooked  Stories Of The Supernatural
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0143335944
Release: 2004-11-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Warning: This book is not for the faint-hearted, nor is it to be read late at night, especially not when you are alone. There are ghosts from the past, and there are spirits from the future. They can appear before you in all shapes, sizes and forms. They can lurk in your mirror, in your computer or in your classroom. They can be friendly, or very, very unpleasant. They can even be you... A group of children discovers the powers of the planchette. A summer beach holiday turns into a nightmare. An astronaut discovers stranger things in space than he had expected. An old book takes possession of a modern-day researcher. And a red blanket takes on a life of its own. All this and more happens in this collection of thirty-three gripping stories.

The Spook who Sat by the Door

The Spook who Sat by the Door
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Author: Sam Greenlee
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0814322468
Release: 1990
Editor: Wayne State University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The CIA's first Black officer uses his training in organizing a ghetto army to destroy white America

Spooked in Seattle

Spooked in Seattle
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Author: Ross Allison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781578605019
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Clerisy Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seattle may not be as old as some would expect from a haunted city. But it has a large number of haunted sites and stories. Spooked in Seattle will lead readers on a journey through Seattle’s neighborhoods and reveal the city's public locations, history, and tales of strange encounters. For those who love to venture off into corners in search of ghosts and the unknown, this book will set readers forth in the right direction. Spooked in Seattle features more than 150 haunted locations, historic and contemporary photos, top ten questions about ghosts, Seattle's top ten most haunted places, location maps and addresses, Seattle history and haunted facts, Seattle cemeteries and tombstone symbols, and more. Spooked in Seattle presents many locations throughout the city that are believed to be haunted, claim to have ghosts, or have undergone investigation. All of these stories are broken down into sections based on the city’s neighborhoods with corresponding addresses to make finding them easier for the ghost enthusiasts. Maps and photos help bring to life the locations, making the Seattle ghosthunting experience easy and enjoyable.

Paranormally Spooked

Paranormally Spooked
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Author: Colin Isard
Pages: 78
ISBN: 1729212883
Release: 2018-10-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Manifestations in front of me, smells, object movement and disappearance, physical damage, moving apparitions as well as being physically and spiritually attacked is enough for anyone I think you'd agree." The author, Colin Isard, identifies in a paragraph what this book is about. Paranormal experiences over 19 years in his parents' house in Borehamwood, England are laid bare through seven principal episodes, as well as a plethora of more but less well-detailed experiences too.For the first time in forty years the psychology teacher from London sets the record straight, and with it fulfils requests by those who said at the time it should be written for others to read, not least as the experiences were known by only a few, and spoken about by even fewer.These experiences are a testament to shocking paranormal events in their house. They also reflect later movies that perhaps over-dramatised paranormal manifestations for shock effect; this one doesn't need any over-dramatisation, it really happened. As you read through this book, a key question will arise for sure. Would you have continued to live in a house with such weirdness and spookiness?Be prepared to be spooked...paranormally spooked!

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: James Gilberd,Jo Davy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781869795047
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Investigating haunted buildings with New Zealand's very own ghost hunters. Are the dead really all around us, treading the boards of theatres, pacing the corridors of prisons, or terrifying the occupants of scary old houses? Or are ghosts just in the mind of those who think they've seen them? What is ectoplasm? And can you really photograph a ghost? Join New Zealand paranormal investigators Strange Occurrences as they search for the truth behind the dark stories of some of the country's most infamous haunted sites, as well as some of its lesser known ones. In their quest for clues about the nature of ghosts, the team has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand to meet mediums, psychics, fellow paranormal investigators, a skeptic or two, a real live parapsychologist, a 'hair raiser', the long-time usher of a haunted theatre, the owners of New Zealand's most haunted pub, and perhaps even a ghost or two. They also tell you about the history of paranormal research, from its origins in the séance rooms of Victorian England to the TV shows of today, and show you how to unravel the mysteries of orbs and other photographic oddities. In Spooked, you'll encounter a range of beliefs, theories, a bit of history, accounts of actual paranormal investigations, creepy stories of ghostly encounters, and some pretty heavy science stuff that might just make the hinges of your brain creak apart. As for the truth about spooks? Well, that's for you to decide ...

Spooked in Seattle

Spooked in Seattle
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Author: Ross Allison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781578605026
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Clerisy Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seattle may not be as old as some would expect from a haunted city. But it has a large number of haunted sites and stories. Spooked in Seattle will lead readers on a journey through Seattle's neighborhoods and reveal the city's public locations, history, and tales of strange encounters. For those who love to venture off into corners in search of ghosts and the unknown, this book will set readers forth in the right direction. Spooked in Seattle features more than 150 haunted locations, historic and contemporary photos, top ten questions about ghosts, Seattle's top ten most haunted places, location maps and addresses, Seattle history and haunted facts, Seattle cemeteries and tombstone symbols, and more. Spooked in Seattle presents many locations throughout the city that are believed to be haunted, claim to have ghosts, or have undergone investigation. All of these stories are broken down into sections based on the city's neighborhoods with corresponding addresses to make finding them easier for the ghost enthusiasts. Maps and photos help bring to life the locations, making the Seattle ghosthunting experience easy and enjoyable.

Spooked

Spooked
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Author: Keith Faulkner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0880298901
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A small boy decides to explore a crumbling, ancient house. As he enters the building, things begin to happen.