"Written specifically for students and general readers by scholars, former intelligence officers, and other experts, Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence provides a unique background perspective for viewing history and current events. In easy-to-understand, non-technical language, it explains how espionage works as a function of national policy; traces the roots of national security; profiles key intelligence leaders, agents, and double-agents; discusses intelligence concepts and techniques; and profiles the security organizations and intelligence history and policies of nations around the world. As a special feature, the set also includes forewords by former CIA Director Robert M. Gates and former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin that help clarify the evolution of intelligence and counterintelligence and their crucial roles in world affairs today."
"This work chronicles 2000 years of political revolutions and features approximately 300 articles providing answers to specific questions as well as treatment of events and trends. It includes descriptions of specific revolutions, important revolutionary figures, and revolutionary themes."
"The Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict provides crucial and contemporary information about antagonism and reconciliation within both the public and private realms from violence and nonviolence toward the aged population to youth violence. Reflecting upon current turmoil, this work represents essential reading both for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking to explore alternatives to violence and share visions of social change."