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Tales from Langley : The CIA from Truman to Obama
by Peter Kross


Overview - The murky underworld of espionage, counterespionage, double and triple agents has long fascinated author Kross, and here he presents the people and events that have formulated the CIA from its inception in 1947 to today. He provides insights into such characters as founder Bill Donovan, mole-obsessed counterintelligence chief James Angleton and J.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The murky underworld of espionage, counterespionage, double and triple agents has long fascinated author Kross, and here he presents the people and events that have formulated the CIA from its inception in 1947 to today. He provides insights into such characters as founder Bill Donovan, mole-obsessed counterintelligence chief James Angleton and J. Edgar Hoover, whose FBI often clashed with the CIA, although their goals should have been aligned. He tells the story of Operation Paperclip, wherein Nazi scientists were ushered into some of the most pivotal positions in American research and development, regardless of their past actions or existing proclivities. He reveals endless plotting against other governments and leaders involving destabilization, overthrow and assassination. He details the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the eventual deadly compound strike by Seal Team 6 whose ranks were subsequently decimated in a suspicious helicopter crash. He reveals that 35 CIA operatives were in Benghazi when the American ambassador and others were killed; they were all allegedly involved in running guns to Syria from the American mission, the real reason for the attack. The Tales from Langley told here reveal, first and foremost, the uncomfortable truth that nothing is what it seems. Politics makes strange bedfellows, indeed. The convoluted chronicles of the CIA prove that beyond a doubt Chapters include: William Donovan and the OSS; Operation Ajax the plot to overthrow Iran; J. Edgar Hoover s vendetta against the OSS; Civil Air Transport: The CIA s Secret Airline; Operation Paperclip; The CIA and the Corsian Mafia; Operation Mongoose; John Scelso and the Secret JFK Assassination Probe; The Murder of William Buckley; The CIA and the Pakistani ISI; The CIA, bin Laden and 9-11; and tons more "


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  • ISBN-13: 9781939149169
  • ISBN-10: 1939149169
  • Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 378
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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