Over the past
sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944,
known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The
assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World
War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a
series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things
to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked
to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their
postwar years. This book examines the
commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day.
Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United
States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on
Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The
overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time,
link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural
specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film,
books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.
Research for this book draws from discussions with hundreds of officers in different agencies, roles, and ranks from the UK, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Highlighting common misunderstandings in law enforcement about intelligence, the book discusses the origins of these misunderstandings and puts intelligence in context with other policing models. It looks at human rights and ethical considerations as well as some of the psychological factors that inhibit effective intelligence management.
With practical tips about problems likely to be encountered and their solutions, the book describes the "how to" of building an intelligence management system. It discusses analysis and the various methods of collecting information for intelligence purposes and concludes with a discussion of future issues for intelligence in law enforcement.
Written by a practitioner with more than 30 years experience working in intelligence and law enforcement, the book helps professionals determine if what they are doing is working and gives them practical tips on how to improve. Based upon real-world empirical research, the book addresses gaps in current law enforcement procedures and integrates theory with practice to provide an optimum learning experience exploring the benefits of intelligence-led policing.
A celebrated National Geographic writer, Prescott spots a distinctive vase he last saw in a magnificent Anasazi ruin in southern Utah almost forty years ago. In 1968, he and photographer Wesley Channing discovered Blood House in Skinned Knee Canyon, a forty-mile trek from Mexican Hat. But between the moment the pair discovered the ruin and their return some weeks later with US government officials, the site had been ransacked, creating a Washington kerfuffle that disgraced the National Geographic Society.
At the moment Prescott saw the vase in the magazine photo spread on the luxury condo owned by a hedge fund millionaire, he knew exactly who betrayed him and who it was that embroiled the National Geographic Society and Prescott himself in that scandal. Prescott and Channing return to work for National Geographic and to confront what happened in an obscure canyon out West—a trip that may have fatal consequences.
In The Geography Lesson, his first new novel in more than twenty years, bestselling author John Buckley returns with a tale that is part adventure story, part love letter by an elderly man to his recently deceased wife, and part deeply funny exploration of the National Geographic Society.