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Gritty military and intelligence history, especially World War I and between the world wars

Background Information

"I've discovered a neglected, shadowy dimension of history in intelligence records at the National Archives. I want to make history come alive like Peter Fleming..." [Ian's brother]

As a child during the Cold War, Jamie Bisher cultivated penpals in Russia and other forbidden places, finagled visits to the Soviet Embassy in Washington and saved his meager earnings from after-school jobs to make a pilgrimage to the May Day parade in East Berlin. His rich job experiences--7/11 clerk on the 11pm-7am "robbery shift," leafleteer for a liberal congressman, chauffeur for the Lebanese Embassy, desk clerk at Watergate, "Beltway Bandit" analyst and a long gig on the shadiest side of "human intelligence operations"--belie hard-earned academic credentials: a degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a graduate certificate in linguistics from American University, and a master's degree in international management from the University of Maryland. He works on international projects for a defense electronics firm, sometimes teaches English at nights and is the son of legendary sportswriter Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles in magazines, journals and newspapers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Belize, Japan, Russia and Mexico on intelligence history, military and naval history, travel, animals and other topics.

Birth Place
Atlanta, GA 

Published 'White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian,' Taylor & Francis, 2005

Additional Information

The only freelancer who has ever published in both Soldier of Fortune and Cat Fancy, the Submarine Review and CEO, Honolulu Magazine and Military History...

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Bowie MD   
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Baron von Rosen's 1916 Anthrax Attack
Anthrax debuted on the modern battlefield in the unlikely setting of Finland, against Russians, with German support, at the hands of a Swede. By Jamie Bisher.

The Warning Shot
The first Japanese bombshell was dropped on Hawaii in 1933... A recent article by Jamie Bisher.

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian
Author's website for the book 'White Terror,' the Russian Civil War in the Far East

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