Kuo - Kus


Kurapovna, Marcia Christoff. Shadows on the Mountains: The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries that Doomed WWII Yugoslavia. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.

Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), discerns two threads in this work. One concerns "[t]he struggle to rescue and deliver [Allied] airmen to safety while supporting the Yugoslav resistance." The other "is a description of the complex political situation within which the Allies had to function as pro-democracy Chetniks and Tito-led communist Partisans fought each other as much as they fought Germans."


Kurland, Michael. The Spymaster's Handbook. New York: Facts on File, 1988.


Kurowski, Franz. The Brandenburger Commandos: Germany's Elite Warrior Spies in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2005.

From publisher: "Before the German blitzkrieg stormed across Europe in 1939-40, a group of elite soldiers prepared the way by seizing bridges and other strategic targets ahead of the attack. In the following years,... the Brandenburgers[] operated behind enemy lines around the globe, from Russia and Yugoslavia to Egypt, Iraq, and India."


Kurt, Yesem. "Deciphering an Undergraduate Cryptology Course." Cryptologia 34, no. 2 (Apr. 2010): 155-162.

An instructor at Pomona College discusses topics, activities, and ideas.


Kurtz, Howard. "CNN's Very Secret Agent: CIA Says Man's Story Is Phony." Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2001, C1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 23 April 2001, "CNN ballyhooed an interview with a 'former CIA narcotics officer' -- a guest the network liked so much he was brought back hours later to appear on Greta Van Susteren's talk show." On 25 April 2001, CIA Director of Public Relations Bill Harlow said that Bucchi "never worked for the CIA in any capacity, as an employee or a contractor." Although "CNN anchor Joie Chen read a statement to that effect on the air,... the network did not retract the story or apologize.... CNN isn't the only network to face embarrassment by Bucchi; Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly interviewed him in January."


Kurtz, Howard. "Israel's Least Favored Spy." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 13-19 May 1991, 32.

Kurtz, Howard. "Pollard: Top Israelis Backed Spy Ring." Washington Post, 28 Feb. 1987, A8.


Kurzman, Dan.

1. Blood and Water: Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb. New York: Holt, 1997.

Clark comment: This book recounts the destruction, by an SOE team of Norwegians, of a heavy water plant in Norway in February 1943 and a subsequent Norwegian operation in February 1944 that destroyed a large shipment of heavy water on the way to Germany.

Bernstein, NYT, 12 Feb. 1997, calls the author's scientific and strategic background to the story "frustratingly sketchy." However, the military side of the story is "an engrossing, even exciting" account of the efforts to destroy the Norsk Hydro heavy water plant and its product. Kurzman's narrative "blends operational details with portraits of individuals caught up in the war."

For Torgerson, Air Chronicles [http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil], the author "has done an exceptional job of tying together the disparate elements of what some World War II historians consider the most successful commando raid by the Allies against Nazi Germany."

2. "Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb." MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 9, no. 2 (Winter 1997): 38-47.

For someone interested in the raid on Norsk Hydro but not to the level of wanting to read an entire book on the subject, Kurzman has done an excellent job of tracing the operation's main lines in this article.

[WWII/Eur/Resistance/Other; UK/WWII/SOE]

Kurzman, Dan. A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2007.

Goulden, Washington Times, 23 Sep. 2007, notes that in 1943 German SS Gen. Karl Wolff "received a direct order from Adolf Hitler to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII.... Wolff managed to stall until the war staggered to an end."


Kush, Linda. The Rice Paddy Navy: U. S. Sailors Undercover in China -- Espionage and Sabotage Behind Enemy Lines During World War II. Oxford: Osprey, 2012.

According to Peake, Studies 57.3 (Sep 2013), and Intelligencer 20.2 (Fall-Winter 2013), the author "explains SACO's [Sino-American Cooperative Organization] origins and mission, interservice rivalries, tension with OSS, its relationship with the not always cooperative Chinese, and what its members tried to do." This "is an interesting and balanced view of SACO, one of the most controversial military units in WW II." Goulden, Washington Times, 19 Feb. 2013, and Intelligencer 19.3 (Winter-Spring 2013), finds that of the "several books ... published about the 'rice paddy navy,'" Kush's "is the most thorough exploration of the work of an extraordinary joint venture."

See also Miles, A Different Kind of War (1967), and Stratton, SACO -- The Rice Paddy Navy (1950).


Kusnetz, Marc, with William M. Arkin, Montgomery Meigs, and Neal Shapiro. Operation Iraqi Freedom: 22 Historic Days in Words and Pictures. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2003.

Warner, Studies 48.1, comments that "[f]or a brief summary of the war's events and drama, this [NBC News] volume is hard to beat." However, there is a tendency to "overemphasize the triumphs and sacrifices of the embedded NBC reporters, cameramen, and producers."


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