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The first complete book on the Tiananmen Square tragedy reveals how diplomats from the United States, Britain, and Europe knew exact details of the impending massacre of the students in Tiananmen. In a vivid narrative window into secret meetings in the Oval Office, CIA headquarters, and the private compound of China's leaders, more than one hundred interviewees contribute to an untold story.Chaos Under Heaven reveals America and the West's betrayal of the children of China, who, for a brief moment in history, brought democracy to their homeland. In this stunning book, Gordon Thomas takes readers inside the tragic drama of those fifty-five days when the young people of China, crying out for freedom, rebelled against the old men of the Long March.At stake were America's and the world's roles in the future of China. Once castigated by Karl Marx as a "carefully preserved mummy in a hermetically sealed coffin," China has become the superpower of the Pacific. As the students' demand for democracy escalated, the Western nations realized that their carefully cultivated ambitions for China were at risk. Their goal was to preserve the status quo.
A riveting living history about Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. Captures the era, the intoxicating expectancy, and the hope that ruled men's hearts and minds before the bubble burst and the black despair of the decade that followed.
"In our deserts the makers of deadly perfume have worked hard to provide us with the weapons to defend ourselves and destroy the Zionists should they ever attack us, or their allies, should they, too, dare to attack us." --Saddam HusseinIn the aftermath of the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Mossad agent David Morton has carte blanche to stop terrorist Khalil Raza from releasing a form of anthrax capable of wiping out millions in minutes.A megalomaniac terrorist holds the world hostage, threatening to poison every major city with a deadly virus. He has the means--a lethal poison--and demonstrates its potency by adding a small vial of it to the drinking water in a small South African town, killing all of the inhabitants. With only seven days to meet his demands, the world's leaders call on David Morton, a brilliant and ruthless Mossad agent. The result is a tense global chase, leading from China to Athens, London, Libya, South Africa, Tel Aviv, and New York, drawing good and evil closer and closer in a battle to the death.Deadly Perfume penetrates the real world of intelligence-gathering to reveal its secret subculture, with its hidden loyalties and agendas. In David Morton, Gordon Thomas has imagined a world so terrifyingly real that it poses the question, Is it imagined at all?
Desire and Denial confronts the fundamentals of Christian history, capturing the powerful interplay between the limits of sexuality within the Roman Catholic Church's priesthood and sisterhood and compassionate accounts of mystic forces that make many doubt their calling.
The most important event of World War Two. The bombing of Hiroshima is told for the first time from first-hand sources. Myth and reality are finally separated from the planning of the mission to that moment over Hiroshima when the atomic age was born.
In a world ripped from tomorrow's headlines, we once again meet David Morton, the intelligence agent who emerged as the James Bond of the 1990s in Deadly Perfume.After the collapse of the Soviet Empire, a military troika is in power. Suspicious of the West and fearful of the Muslim fanatics in the East, the troika plans to ensure that the Republic of Russia emerges as a military superpower. In Rome, a very different plan preoccupies Pope Nicholas VI: to unite all the faiths and bring to the world a peace and stability it has never known. But Nicholas is dying from a brain tumor. It is to Julius Enkomo, South Africa's first black cardinal, that Pope Nicholas turns, entrusting him with a crucial, secret mission.In California, the pastor of the Church of True Belief, the reverend Edward Kingdom, uses his satellite to spread global hatred. But the threat of Wong Lee is the most sinister of all. Head of the world's largest conglomerate, he is powerful beyond belief.Using a mosaic of shard-like details, each meticulously exact, this extraordinary novel explores the dark, turbulent forces that Morton must overcome if he is to destroy the cynical alliance around him. Already compared to Ian Fleming and John le Carré, in Godless Icon, Gordon Thomas confirms his reputation as a novelist of stature.
How and why the cultural and religious capital of the Basque people was reduced to rubble by the Nazi Condor Legion air force. The first--and only--book to have interviewed all survivors of the blitzkrieg and those who launched it.
Meet Jesus again for the very first time. This modern dramatization of the known facts presents a passionate portrait of Christ's life and brings new light to such figures as Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene, and Mary and Martha of Bethany.In The Jesus Conspiracy, skilled journalist and novelist Gordon Thomas offers a thoughtful account of the life of Jesus in a gripping "you are there" fashion. By pairing current archaeological and anthropological discoveries, Thomas reveals a startling vision of Christ. This modern dramatization brings the social and cultural world of the first century to life for the contemporary reader and leads to some surprising conclusions.Whether you are a spiritual seeker or a seasoned Christian, this book will enable you to know more about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.
Both sinner and saint, passionate and devoted, the figure of Mary Magdalene has fired imaginations throughout the ages. As arguably the closest of Jesus's followers, Mary Magdalene offered a unique perspective on the most enigmatic of men. Drawing on detailed research and informed speculation, this is a vivid and compelling account of Mary's life and the Jesus she knew, by the bestselling author of Trial.
On a remote island in Central America, David Morton must foil Dr. Gustav Romer, who performs transplants for the elite of the crime world with organs harvested from those killed by a sinister organization.
Operative David Morton accompanies the US president on an antipollution campaign in an effort to infiltrate and foil an international conspiracy.
This is the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906: It contains never before published documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths and expose the real villains and heroesThe last big earthquake in the United States came at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. No one knows when the next, even more devastating earthquake will come to San Francisco, but one will come. Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts have written a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of the 1906 earthquake and dramatic prediction--based on expert opinion--of the next one.The authors use never-before-published eyewitness reports and previously ignored documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths surrounding the holocaust. They expose the real villains and heroes, show how the political powers tried to conceal the amount of damage caused by the earthquake, reveal that the fire was spread by the inexperienced dynamite squads trying to contain it, and tell how the military executed people without trial. The reader joins the great Italian tenor Caruso, the founder of the Bank of America Giannini, the writer-adventurer Jack London, the temperamental star John Barrymore, and the thousands of less famous in their struggle for survival.The authors ask unsettling questions. How prepared is the city for the coming catastrophe? Why is there, for instance, only one fire boat in San Francisco Bay? Why does the subway tunnel through the San Andreas fault? Why have new skyscrapers been built in the part most likely to go?
the book deals with the earth quake in San Francisco in 1906. Itt shows how folks reacted, what people did and the corruption in city gogvernment. it is fascinating reading, hard to put dowsn.
Intelligence agent David Morton must avert a world crisis and destroy a Russian-made weapon capable of controlling the US president's mind.David Morton and his new Hammer Force--an intelligence agency created by the United Nations after the carnage in Bosnia--have a formidable task. To avert a world crisis, they must win a deadly, invisible battle for control of the mind of the president of the United States. The weapon they must destroy is born of the technology that brought victory in the Gulf War and supremacy in space for an America that is no longer master of all it surveys. Created by the former Soviet Union's most brilliant scientist, Professor Igor Tamasara, the weapon is designed to trigger responses in the president's mind--responses that will bring the United States and Japan into conflict . . . and will lead to World War III. From that conflict, Tamasara's new paymaster--China--will emerge as the superpower of the twenty-first century.Set against the background of Washington, Beijing, and Hong Kong, this highly original and totally credible futuristic thriller builds to a climax of nail-biting suspense. Once more showing an astonishing command of the inner workings of international politics and the world of secret intelligence, Gordon Thomas has created a first-rate work of fiction featuring unforgettable characters. At center stage is David Morton, and in Voices in the Silence, Morton's role as the "James Bond of the 1990s" is firmly established, as is Gordon Thomas's reputation as a thriller writer of quality.
In May 1939, the SS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. Unknown to the captain, the ship was merely a pawn of Nazi propaganda. Among the crew were members of the dreaded Gestapo, and the steward himself was on a mission for the SS. Made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1976, Voyage of the Damned is the gripping, day-by-day account of how those refugees on board the liner struggled to survive.
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