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American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond

Format:  Hardcover,

352 pages

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Publish Date: Mar 2007

ISBN-13: 9780471789826

ISBN-10: 0471789828

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Startling revelations from the OSS, the CIA, and the Nixon White house

Think you know everything there is to know about the OSS, the Cold War, the CIA, and Watergate? Think again. In "American Spy," one of the key figures in postwar international and political espionage tells all. Former OSS and CIA operative and White House staffer E. Howard Hunt takes you into the covert designs of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon: His involvement in the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and moreHis work with CIA officials such as Allen Dulles and Richard Helms
His friendship with William F. Buckley Jr., whom Hunt brought into the CIAThe amazing steps the CIA took to manipulate the media in America and abroadThe motives behind the break-in at Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's officeWhy the White House "plumbers" were formed and what they accomplishedThe truth behind Operation Gemstone, a series of planned black ops activities against Nixon's political enemiesA minute-by-minute account of the Watergate break-inPreviously unreleased details of the post-Watergate cover-up

Complete with documentation from audiotape transcripts, handwritten notes, and official documents, "American Spy" is must reading for anyone who is fascinated by real-life spy tales, high-stakes politics, and, of course, Watergate.

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Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publish Date: Mar 2007
ISBN-13: 9780471789826
ISBN-10: 0471789828
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 1.0 x 9.5
Walmart No.: 471789828

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Biography of Buckley, William F., Jr.

Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.

Chapter outline

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
World War IIp. 3
OSSp. 8
China Stationp. 21
The End of Warp. 28
The Marshall Planp. 34
The CIAp. 44
Mexicop. 52
The Balkans and Operation PB/Successp. 68
Japanp. 85
Play It Again, Samp. 97
Bay of Pigsp. 113
The Assassination of President Kennedyp. 126
The Great Propaganda Machinep. 148
Inside the White Housep. 173
Gemstonep. 191
Colson and McCordp. 198
Watergatep. 210
Watergate Reduxp. 227
Falloutp. 236
Disaster Strikes Twicep. 252
After the Crashp. 269
Sentencingp. 279
The Web Unweavesp. 294
The Memo Bites Backp. 311
The Problem with Langleyp. 323
Indexp. 333

Book description

Startling revelations from the OSS, the CIA, and the Nixon White house

Think you know everything there is to know about the OSS, the Cold War, the CIA, and Watergate? Think again. In American Spy, one of the key figures in postwar international and political espionage tells all. Former OSS and CIA operative and White House staffer E. Howard Hunt takes you into the covert designs of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon:

  • His involvement in the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and more
  • His work with CIA officials such as Allen Dulles and Richard Helms

    His friendship with William F. Buckley Jr., whom Hunt brought into the CIA

  • The amazing steps the CIA took to manipulate the media in America and abroad
  • The motives behind the break-in at Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office
  • Why the White House "plumbers" were formed and what they accomplished
  • The truth behind Operation Gemstone, a series of planned black ops activities against Nixon's political enemies
  • A minute-by-minute account of the Watergate break-in
  • Previously unreleased details of the post-Watergate cover-up

Complete with documentation from audiotape transcripts, handwritten notes, and official documents, American Spy is must reading for anyone who is fascinated by real-life spy tales, high-stakes politics, and, of course, Watergate.

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