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The Golden Thread : The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld
by Ravi Somaiya




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LONGLISTED FOR THE ALCS "GOLD DAGGER" AWARD FOR NON-FICTION CRIME WRITING

Uncover the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskj ld in this true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
On September 17, 1961, Dag Hammarskj ld boarded a Douglas DC6 propeller plane on the sweltering tarmac of the airport in Leopoldville, the capital of the Congo. Hours later, he would be found dead in an African jungle with an ace of spades playing card placed on his body. Hammarskj ld had been the head of the United Nations for nine years. He was legendary for his dedication to peace on earth. But dark forces circled him: Powerful and connected groups from an array of nations and organizations--including the CIA, the KGB, underground militant groups, business tycoons, and others--were determined to see Hammarskj ld fail. A riveting work of investigative journalism based on never-before-seen evidence, recently revealed firsthand accounts, and groundbreaking new interviews, The Golden Thread reveals the truth behind one of the great murder mysteries of the Cold War.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE ALCS "GOLD DAGGER" AWARD FOR NON-FICTION CRIME WRITING

Uncover the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskj ld in this true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
On September 17, 1961, Dag Hammarskj ld boarded a Douglas DC6 propeller plane on the sweltering tarmac of the airport in Leopoldville, the capital of the Congo. Hours later, he would be found dead in an African jungle with an ace of spades playing card placed on his body. Hammarskj ld had been the head of the United Nations for nine years. He was legendary for his dedication to peace on earth. But dark forces circled him: Powerful and connected groups from an array of nations and organizations--including the CIA, the KGB, underground militant groups, business tycoons, and others--were determined to see Hammarskj ld fail. A riveting work of investigative journalism based on never-before-seen evidence, recently revealed firsthand accounts, and groundbreaking new interviews, The Golden Thread reveals the truth behind one of the great murder mysteries of the Cold War.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781455536542
  • ISBN-10: 1455536547
  • Publisher: Twelve
  • Publish Date: July 2020
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.14 pounds


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