Operation Shitstorm

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 9783864701467
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Computers

Nebenkriegsschauplatz wird auf einmal in den Medien gehypt und ein aussichtsreicher Kandidat zerstört. Irgendein Produkt oder eine Person wird auf einmal aus der Anonymität zur viralen Sensation katapultiert. Was Sie nicht wissen: Es gibt jemanden, der für all das verantwortlich ist. Im Regelfall jemand wie ich. Wer bin ich? Ich bin ein Medien-Manipulator. In einer Welt, in der Blogs die Nachrichten beherrschen und auch verfälschen, ist es mein Job, die Blogs zu kontrollieren - so gut, wie das einem Menschen überhaupt möglich ist. Warum teile ich diese Geheimnisse? Ich habe eine Welt satt, in der Blogs indirekte Bestechungsgelder annehmen, in der die Werber beim Schreiben der Nachrichten helfen, Journalisten Lügen verbreiten und keiner am Ende dafür verantwortlich gemacht wird. Ich ziehe den Vorhang über all diesen Vorgängen weg, weil ich nicht möchte, dass die Öffentlichkeit weiterhin für dumm verkauft wird. Ich werde Ihnen genau erklären, wie die Medien heute WIRKLICH funktionieren. Was Sie dann mit diesem Wissen anfangen, das überlasse ich ganz Ihnen

Turdhead

Author: Dale W. Forsythe
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468544015
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Turdhead: The Fourth Notch is, most definitely, a spy novel. Dr. Bill William's challenging childhood is a link connecting Bill to a twisted journey that eventually joins the clandestine path of espionage. Bill learned very early to duck and cover in avoiding the swinging arms of his angry father but Bill remains resistant to describe himself as an abused child. Bill maintains that his dad was a good provider, didn't drink excessively and was very much the same as his buddies' dads-oil field roughnecks and rodeos. Both of bill's parents died, one month apart, when Bill was ten years old. Cancer swiftly took both and Bill's dad sucked on his Old Gold cigarettes to his last wet, rasping breath. At ten years old as Bill became a planner and observer. He knew his life was over in the small town of Duncan, Oklahoma, but his ten year old logic had a plan; hide out as long as he could and, when discovered, hitch hike to California and live with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. This was a beginning and Bill observed and planned his path through his teenage years, military, and college. Bill threw his plan book out the window when surviving the courtship of his soon-to-be wife, Alex. Very soon, unplanned teaching opportunities for couples in Saudi Arabia were considered and accepted. This, inadvertently, led to some dabbling in covert assignments and eventually a major mishap resulting in Bill's arrest in Saudi Arabia as an Israeli spy. Seven months later, Bill activated his plan to escape Saudi Arabia in an Arab dhow. After three weeks of sailing on the Red Sea, Bill approached the Sinai peninsula, was rescued by the Israeli coast guard and eventually delivered to the Mossad Director. Thus began a series of events resulting in Bill being thrust into CIA field agent training and his first assignment, back to Israel as a liaison officer at the American embassy in Tel Aviv. Bill's adventures continued in assignment to Beirut and eventually Afghanistan.

Masse und Aktion Vergleichende Betrachtung zweier Massenph nomene Revolution re Volksmasse und Shitstorm

Author: Sebastian Zeitz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668288478
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Sonstiges, Note: 1.7, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Kulturwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Was ist eine Masse? Warum geht von der Masse eine solche Faszination aus, der sich Einzelne nur schwerfällig entziehen können? Wie bildet sich eine Masse und welchen ‘Gesetzmäßigkeiten‘ folgt diese scheinbar chaotische Menschenansammlung? Massen spielen spätestens seit dem 19. Jahrhundert als gesellschaftlicher und damit politisch relevanter Faktor in unserer Geschichte eine bedeutende Rolle. Sie können sowohl die Macht eines Herrschers festigen als auch innerhalb kurzer Zeit bestehende Herrschaftsverhältnisse gewaltsam verändern. Proteste, Revolten und Revolution, dies sind die Formen des politischen Kampfes in denen Massen planlos, brutal und oftmals unkontrollierbar auftreten. Sie sind eine politische Macht, mit der gerechnet werden muss, ohne dass sie selbst vorausberechnet werden kann. Sie sind der Inbegriff roher und gefährlicher Leidenschaften, die scheinbar in jedem Menschen schlummern und im kollektiven Verbund ausgelebt werden. Die Arbeit stellt inhaltlich einen Versuch dar, die Methoden und Erkenntnisse einer klassischen Massensoziologie und -psychologie auf neuartige Formation anzuwenden. So erfolgt im Anschluss eine vergleichende Betrachtung zweier stellvertretender Formationen. Eine Gegenüberstellung spezifischer Merkmale der historischen Masse und die der digitalen Masse Shitstorm soll helfen, feststellbare Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zu verdeutlichen. Im weiteren Verlauf der vorliegenden Arbeit werden die Befunde dann ausgewertet und präsentiert.

Flash Boys

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593424026
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Ein Buch, das die Börse zum Beben bringt Michael Lewis, begnadeter Sachbuchautor, lüftet mit seinem neuen Buch "das dunkelste Geheimnis der Börse". Wer an Börse denkt, hat oft ein Bild im Kopf: wild gestikulierende Makler, die unter immensem Zeitdruck Dinge kaufen, um sie gleich wieder zu verkaufen. Doch das ist Geschichte. Die Realität an der Börse sieht anders aus - das Parkett hat längst neue Regeln. Michael Lewis, Wirtschaftsjournalist und begnadeter Sachbuchautor, sorgte mit seinem neuen Buch für ein Erdbeben. Der Erzähler unter den Sachbuchautoren enthüllt die Geschichte einer Gruppe genialer Wall-Street-Außenseiter. Sie haben herausgefunden, wie die Börse zum Vorteil von Insidern manipuliert wird, die ohne Risiko Milliarden absahnen und abends ohne eine einzige Aktie nach Hause gehen. Ein Buch über die neuen "Helden" an der Börse Der Entschluss der "Helden": Sie schaffen ein paralleles System, das sich den raffgierigen "Flash Boys" in den Weg stellt. Lewis bringt Licht in die dunkelste Ecke der Börse. Seine filmreife Geschichte über den Kampf um Geschwindigkeit - auf einem Markt, den zwar keiner sieht, der unsere Wirtschaft aber ernsthaft bedroht - bringt die Wall Street zum Beben. Dieses Buch lässt die Börsenwelt erzittern. Einen Tag nach seinem Erscheinen kündigten FBI und amerikanisches Justizministerium an, sie würden Untersuchungen gegen den von Lewis gegeißelten Hochfrequenzhandel an den Börsen einleiten. Lewis ... - "... hat eine neue Ebene der Aufmerksamkeit erreicht". (FAZ) - ... lässt den "The Wolf of Wall Street" wie ein Lamm wirken. - ... ist der derzeit packendste (Reality-)Thriller über die Finanzwelt gelungen. - ... enthüllt, wie Märkte und Privatanleger manipuliert werden. Links: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/rezensionen/sachbuch/rezension-flash-boys-von-michael-lewis-12899266.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/fonds/nachrichten/hochfrequenzhandel-staatsfonds-fluechtet-vor-den-flash-boys/10019622.html http://www.manager-magazin.de/finanzen/boerse/hochfrequenzhandel-lewis-gefahr-jedermannn-flashcrash-a-973311.html

The Killing 3

Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447246268
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Fiction

Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen. When Zeuthen's 9-year-old daughter, Emilie, is kidnapped the investigation takes on a different dimension as it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to the murder of a young girl in Jutland some years earlier. Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign, made all the more turbulent because of the mounting financial crisis. He needs Zeeland's backing. Lund needs to make sense of the clues left by Emilie's perpetrator before it's too late. And can she finally face the demons that have long haunted her? Praise for David Hewson 'Turns TV gold into literary gold' Daily Telegraph

In Shitgewittern

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 9783608100587
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre: Political Science

Ein fast vergessenes Gefühl haben die sozialen Medien wiederbelebt: Scham. Es kann jeden treffen. Ein schlechter Scherz in sozialen Netzwerken genügt, um die Wut der Internetgemeinde auf sich zu ziehen. Negative Kommentare und schwere Vorwürfe entfachen einen Shitstorm, der nicht mehr zu stoppen ist. Jon Ronson beschreibt die irren Mechanismen und Auswirkungen öffentlicher Demütigungen in unserer Zeit. Jahrelang ist er durch die Welt gereist, auf der Suche nach Menschen, die Opfer eines Shitstorms wurden. Diese Menschen sind Leute wie du und ich, die sich einen Fehler erlaubt haben. Sobald ihr Vergehen ans Licht kam, traf sie ein wahrer Sturm der Entrüstung. Ehe sie sich versahen, wurden sie in der Öffentlichkeit auseinandergenommen, ausgelacht, verteufelt und manchmal sogar gefeuert. In unserer Zeit wird die öffentliche Blamage neu erfunden. Die schweigende Mehrheit bekommt eine Stimme. Aber was tun wir mit dieser Stimme? Wir nutzen sie dazu, die Fehler, die wir in unseren Mitmenschen suchen und finden, lauthals zu verkünden.

Homicide

Author: David Simon
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429900954
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: True Crime

From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

Der Survival Guide f rs Leben

Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 9783864701443
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Self-Help

Bear Grylls ist ein Vorbild für Menschen in aller Welt. Der Survival-Experte beweist in seinen diversen TV-Sendungen stets aufs Neue, dass Menschen auch die größten Herausforderungen meistern können - angefangen von einer lebensfeindlichen Umwelt bis zu vermeintlich ungenießbaren Insekten. Nun überträgt er die Erfahrungen, die er beim Militär und in den unwirtlichsten Gegenden der Welt gesammelt hat, auf das "ganz normale Leben" und beweist: Jeder kann seinen ganz persönlichen "inneren Schweinehund" überwinden. Mithilfe vieler Anekdoten aus seinem Erfahrungsschatz zeigt er, wie das geht.

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5 8

Author: Daniel Silva
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101538890
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Fiction

Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People

Targets of Opportunity

Author: Jeffrey S. Stephens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451624335
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Fiction

In Targets of Deception, which suspense master Robert K. Tanenbaum called “a fast-paced thriller,” Jeffrey Stephens introduced CIA agent Jordan Sandor, whom bestselling author Steve Alten praised as “terrific.” Now Sandor is back, playing for bigger stakes and facing deadlier challenges. Whisked from his Manhattan town house to a gabled CIA safe house in Virginia, Sandor faces off with a top terrorist agent from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. In exchange for protection from his own side, Ahmad Jaber is offering the CIA explosive information: word of a secret, unholy alliance forged among operatives in the Middle East, a ruthless South American, and Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea. Jaber claims not to know specific details, only that the strike will target the heart of America. The fanatics stage a stunning diversion in the Caribbean, mercilessly downing a passenger jet and unleashing an assault on a French intelligence installation. Sandor, however, has already moved in a different direction. Leveraging Jaber’s infor-mation, he assembles a small strike force to penetrate North Korea. The team knows they will not all return, but the intel they gather will be vital to American security. What they ultimately discover plunges Sandor into a frantic race against time, struggling to defeat a shadowy figure—a master terrorist with a plan of destruction so perfectly disguised that even with the new knowledge he has gathered, Sandor cannot guess where or how he will strike. As a storm rages in the Gulf of Mexico, word comes that two submarines have penetrated U.S. waters. With the U.S. military hampered by the hurricane, Sandor turns to a few daring U.S. Navy SEALs to duel with the enemy they cannot see . . . for now they know only that there are two nuclear weapons aimed at a target of opportunity whose destruction would change the world order forever. Brilliantly conceived, electrifyingly paced, Targets of Opportunity captures a terrifying twenty-first century reality: terrorists can—and will—try as many times as they need to attack the United States. For the brave men and women who defend our country, failure is not an option.

Abuse of Power

Author: Michael Savage
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429995818
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Savage comes a high-intensity debut thriller, the story of a smeared network journalist who uncovers a chilling terrorist plot. Jack Hatfield is a hardened former war correspondent who rose to national prominence for his insightful, provocative commentary. But after being smeared as a bigot and extremist by a radical leftist media-watchdog group, he ultimately loses his job and finds himself working in obscurity as a freelance news producer in San Francisco. One afternoon Hatfield is on a ride-along with the SFPD bomb squad when a seemingly routine carjacking turns deadly, after police find several pounds of military-grade explosives in the jacked car. And when the FBI urges Hatfield to stay out of it, he knows he's onto something big. This event will open up a shadowy trail that leads Hatfield from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, London, Paris, and back again, as he works with a stunning Yemeni intelligence agent and a veteran Green Beret to expose a terrorist group known as the Hand of Allah—and a plot within the highest corridors of power that will dwarf 9/11. Abuse of Power is a lightning-paced thriller, spanning the globe from Europe and Israel to the back alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown. Jack Hatfield must make the choice between protecting his own life and investigating a terrorist cell whose goal is nothing less than total political control—no matter what the cost.

Safe Keeping

Author: Barbara Taylor Sissel
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460328620
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction

At the heart of every crime, there's a family… My son is a murderer…. So begins this chilling and emotionally charged mystery from highly acclaimed author Barbara Taylor Sissel. Emily Lebay had always thought of her family as ordinary. Sure, they've endured their share of problems, even a time of great trouble—what family hasn't? But when a woman's body turns up in the dense woods near their home, and Emily's grown son, Tucker, is accused of murder, Emily is forced to confront the unfathomable, and everything she believed about her life is called into question. This isn't the first time Tucker has been targeted by the police; a year ago he was a person of interest when another woman was found dead in the same stretch of woods. Still, neither Emily nor her daughter, Lissa, can reconcile their Tucker with these brutal crimes. Terrified, convinced there's been a tragic mistake, Emily and Lissa set out to learn the truth about Tucker, once and for all. And while his life hangs in the balance, what they discover proves far more shocking than their darkest fears…. "A gut-wrenching mystery…enjoyable and insightful." —RT Book Reviews on Evidence of Life

Secret of the Templars

Author: Paul Christopher
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780718177348
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Fiction

John Holliday, army ranger turned historian, is the Indiana Jones of conspiracy thrillers. Ex-army ranger turned historian John Holliday is in search for the truth behind the ancient and deadly Templar order. Putting their lives in danger, Holliday and his good friend Eddie once again travel the world on the trail of a deadly Templar plot. The latest rip roaring adventure from Paul Christopher following on from The Sword of the Templars, The Templar Cross, The Templar Throne, The Templar Conspiracy, The Templar Legion, Red Templar, Valley of the Templars and Lost City of the Templars. Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.

Power Down

Author: Ben Coes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429948531
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Genre: Fiction

Introducing a major new thriller writer—in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor—and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas. A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn't take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia—slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform—and that was the Capitana crew chief Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforcement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna—an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business—sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas—who is using all his long-dormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Colombia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him. Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from Ben Coes, a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre's finest writers.