Secrecy

Secrecy Author Belva Plain
ISBN-10 9781473617537
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 542
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First came the sin. Then the lies. He was handsome, charming, irresistable, and an eighteen-year-old lady-killer, her uncle Cliff's stepson, Ted. But in one terrible night he would shatter the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Dawes and nearly destroy her family. Years afterward, Charlotte would remember that night with fear and loathing, with pain that could be banished only by her work as a gifted architect, building a new world for others as she conceals her own. For Charlotte's family, prime employers in New England mill town, what happened to Charlotte was the beginning of the end. Her father is left shattered by his daughter's pain. Her troubled mother is unable to cope. And her distinguished family has fallen from grace, plunged into debt. The only rock that sustains them in their darkest hours is a woman whose own guilty secret has given her the power to ruin--or resurrect--the family to whom she owes her life. Belva Plain's searing novel cuts to the heart of a family ravaged by secrecy. But it is ultimately a story of redemption, the kind that grows when one person dares to tell the truth.



Secrecy

Secrecy Author Daniel Patrick Moynihan
ISBN-10 0300080794
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 262
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Traces the development of secrecy as a government policy over the twentieth century and its adverse effects on Cold War policy making



The Genesis of Secrecy

The Genesis of Secrecy Author Frank Kermode
ISBN-10 0674345355
Release 1979
Pages 169
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Analyzes in detail the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to understand how meaning is concealed and how it is revealed



The Torment of Secrecy

The Torment of Secrecy Author Edward Shils
ISBN-10 9781461720607
Release 1996-02-01
Pages 259
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Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation—by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators—so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils's examination of a recurring American characteristic is as timely as ever. "Brief...lucid... brilliant."—American Political Science Review. "A fine, sophisticated analysis of American social metabolism."—New Republic. "An excitingly lucid and intelligent work on a subject of staggering importance...the social preconditions of political democracy."—Social Forces.



Rule by Secrecy

Rule by Secrecy Author Jim Marrs
ISBN-10 9780060931841
Release 2001-04-24
Pages 480
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What secrets connect Egypt‘s Great Pyramids, the Freemasons, and the Council on Foreign Relations? In this astonishing book, celebrated journalist Jim Marrs examines the world‘s most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of clandestine societies and the power they have wielded – from the ancient mysteries to modern–day conspiracy theories. Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude covertly to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the news. Provocative and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.



Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Secrecy in US Foreign Policy Author Yukinori Komine
ISBN-10 9781317058359
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 300
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Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision making in relation to the US rapprochement with China. Moreover it sheds new light on the complexity and dynamism of the evolution of China initiatives and demonstrates the many policy options and perspectives among US officials. Dr Komine focuses on three major elements of the rapprochement: "



Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy Author Susan Maret
ISBN-10 9780857243898
Release 2011
Pages 434
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While descriptions of government secrecy abound in the scholarly and popular literature, no universally accepted definitions of government secrecy exist, although the concept of secrecy is generally understood as the intentional concealment of information by individuals and groups (Simmel, 1906; Bok, 1989). Secrecy is related to the larger concept of information control, which Tefft (1992, p. 39) considers a "social-science label which describes the process whereby secrets, private information, and the like are shared with some, but not with others...no society do individuals treat all others with complete candor." Moreover, secrecy itselfmight better be defined as the mandatory or voluntary, but calculated, concealment of information, activities, or relationships. From the community's perspective the secrets may involve activities, plans, or relationships that are legal, illegal, or ethically neutral. (Tefft, 1980, p. 320). - Extract.



Milton s Secrecy

Milton s Secrecy Author James Dougal Fleming
ISBN-10 9781351917506
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 216
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Scientific modernity treats interpretation as a matter of discovery. Discovery, however, may not be all that matters about interpretation. In Milton's Secrecy, J. D. Fleming argues that the poetry and prose of John Milton (1608-1674) are about the presentation of a radically different hermeneutic model. This is based on openness within language, rather than on secrets within the world. Milton's representations of meaning are exoteric, not esoteric; recognitive, not inventive. Milton's Secrecy places its titular subject in opposition to the epistemology of modern natural science, and to the interpretative assumptions that science supports. At the same time, the book places Milton within early modern contexts of interpretation and knowledge. Drawing on Renaissance Neoplatonism, Tudor-Stuart ideology, and the Calvinist theory of conscience, Milton's Secrecy argues that the attempt to theorize interpretation without discovery is not unorthodox within early modern English culture. If anything, Milton's hostility to secrecy and discovery aligns him with his culture's ethical and hermeneutic ideal. Milton's Secrecy provides an historical framework for considering the theoretical validity of this ideal, by aligning it with the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.



Secrecy in Religions

Secrecy in Religions Author Kees W. Bolle
ISBN-10 9004083421
Release 1987
Pages 164
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Secrecy in Religions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Secrecy in Religions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Secrecy in Religions book for free.



Secrecy a cross cultural perspective

Secrecy  a cross cultural perspective Author Stanton K. Tefft
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017972750
Release 1980
Pages 351
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Essays discuss the nature of privacy and secrecy, their perception in other cultures, and their application in business, organizations, and intelligence work



Clouds of Secrecy

Clouds of Secrecy Author Leonard A. Cole
ISBN-10 082263001X
Release 1990
Pages 188
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Assesses the risks of the Army's biological warfare program, discusses uses of germ warfare in Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and examines the ethics of such weapons.



Blacked Out

Blacked Out Author Alasdair Roberts
ISBN-10 1139448927
Release 2006-01-30
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Nearly forty years ago the US Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to government documents. This 'right to know' has been used over the past decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statutes in fifty-nine countries. This 2006 book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government. It looks at how technology has aided the disclosure and dissemination of information. The author tackles the question of whether the drive for transparency has stemmed the desire for government secrecy and discusses how many governments ignore or frustrate the legal requirements for the release of key documents. Blacked Out is an important contribution during a time where profound changes in the structure of government are changing access to government documents.



Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe Author Timothy McCall
ISBN-10 9781612480923
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 248
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Secrets in all their variety permeated early modern Europe, from the whispers of ambassadors at court to the emphatically publicized books of home remedies that flew from presses and booksellers’ shops. This interdisciplinary volume draws on approaches from art history and cultural studies to investigate the manifestations of secrecy in printed books and drawings, staircases and narrative paintings, ecclesiastical furnishings and engravers’ tools. Topics include how patrons of art and architecture deployed secrets to construct meanings and distinguish audiences, and how artists and patrons manipulated the content and display of the subject matter of artworks to create an aura of exclusive access and privilege. Essays examine the ways in which popes and princes skillfully deployed secrets in works of art to maximize social control, and how artists, printers, and folk healers promoted their wares through the impression of valuable, mysterious knowledge. The authors contributing to the volume represent both established authorities in their field as well as emerging voices. This volume will have wide appeal for historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introducing readers to a fascinating and often unexplored component of early modern culture.



Codes

Codes Author Richard A. Mollin
ISBN-10 1420035088
Release 2005-05-24
Pages 704
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From the Rosetta Stone to public-key cryptography, the art and science of cryptology has been used to unlock the vivid history of ancient cultures, to turn the tide of warfare, and to thwart potential hackers from attacking computer systems. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times explores the depth and breadth of the field, remaining accessible to the uninitiated while retaining enough rigor for the seasoned cryptologist. The book begins by tracing the development of cryptology from that of an arcane practice used, for example, to conceal alchemic recipes, to the modern scientific method that is studied and employed today. The remainder of the book explores the modern aspects and applications of cryptography, covering symmetric- and public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, key management, message authentication, e-mail and Internet security, and advanced applications such as wireless security, smart cards, biometrics, and quantum cryptography. The author also includes non-cryptographic security issues and a chapter devoted to information theory and coding. Nearly 200 diagrams, examples, figures, and tables along with abundant references and exercises complement the discussion. Written by leading authority and best-selling author on the subject Richard A. Mollin, Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times is the essential reference for anyone interested in this exciting and fascinating field, from novice to veteran practitioner.



Secrecy

Secrecy Author Rupert Thomson
ISBN-10 9781590516867
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 400
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A sorcerer in wax. A fugitive. Haunted by a past he cannot escape. Threatened by a future he cannot imagine. Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is summoned by Cosimo III to join the Medici court. Late seventeenth-century Florence is a hotbed of repression and hypocrisy. All forms of pleasure are brutally punished, and the Grand Duke himself, a man for whom marriage has been an exquisite torture, hides his pain beneath a show of excessive piety. The Grand Duke asks Zummo to produce a life-size woman out of wax, an antidote to the French wife who made him suffer so. As Zummo wrestles with this unique commission, he falls under the spell of a woman whose elusiveness mirrors his own, but whose secrets are far more explosive. Lurking in the wings is the poisonous Dominican priest, Stufa, who has it within his power to destroy Zummo’s livelihood, if not his life. In this highly charged novel, Thomson brings Florence to life in all its vibrant sensuality, while remaining entirely contemporary in his exploration of the tensions between love and solitude, beauty and decay. When reality becomes threatening, not to say unfathomable, survival strategies are tested to the limit. Redemption is a possibility, but only if the agonies of death and separation can be transcended.



Beyond Secrecy

Beyond Secrecy Author Bernard Michael Daly
ISBN-10 WISC:89076710573
Release 2003
Pages 247
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This is the first account of what Canadians contributed to Vatican II, the most significant religious event since the 16th-century Reformation and certainly the most important of the 20th-century. When Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25th, 1959, there was an immediate wave of interest and anticipation among Catholics and other Christians. Church reform movements that had been moving slowly in such areas as ecumenism, lay participation and liturgy began to gain impetus. However, official participation by the Catholic bishops and others who would be called to the council was kept secret. This book records for the first time the suggestions for the council's agenda sent to Rome by the bishops of Canada: English, French and Ukrainian. When the council ended, the record showed that Canadians had made 63 of the more than 2,000 oral interventions. In written remarks and by the voting record, the Canadian bishops showed themselves to be strongly in favour of John XXIII's view that the church needed renewal and reform to carry on its mission in the modern world. No other English book attempts to give a full account of Canadian participation in Vatican II. This book records hitherto unknown work by Canadian participants in Vatican II. It will inform all Canadians, bringing new information to those who lived tthrough those heady years, and introduce younger Canadians to all that was at stake 40 years ago. The years 2000-2003 are the 40th anniversary of the Council. Many would argue that a new Council and new thinking are called for again. Whether or not a Vatican III Council is to take place in coming years, we have much to learn from Vatican II.



Self and Secrecy in Early Islam

Self and Secrecy in Early Islam Author Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
ISBN-10 157003754X
Release 2008
Pages 186
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This book presents an original inquiry into the meanings of concealment and revelation in early Arabo-Islamic texts.