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The Resource A life of lies and spies : tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator, Alan B. Trabue

A life of lies and spies : tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator, Alan B. Trabue

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A life of lies and spies : tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator
Title
A life of lies and spies
Title remainder
tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator
Statement of responsibility
Alan B. Trabue
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Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Trabue chose a bizarre, dangerous way to make a living. In A Life of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the often perilous world of polygraphing foreign spies in support of CIA espionage programs. He recounts his incredible, true-life globe-trotting adventures, from his induction in the CIA in 1971 to directing the CIA's world-wide covert ops polygraph program. A Life of Lies and Spies brings readers into the high-stakes world of covert operations and the quest to uncover deceit, featuring a high-speed car chase, blown clandestine meetings, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing by riot police, and confrontations with machine gun-armed soldiers. Liberally sprinkled with side anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent though a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's story highlights both the humor and the intrinsic danger of conducting CIA covert activities. Writing from a unique perspective framed by his uncommon longevity and broad experience, for which he was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and information obtained through their acts of espionage" --
Summary
A second-generation CIA officer recounts key experiences in his nearly four-decade, award-winning career and shares insights into the Agency's use of interrogation and covert ops polygraphs on spies from dozens of countries
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10429098
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Trabue, Alan B
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Trabue, Alan B
  • Polygraph operators
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
Target audience
adult
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tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator
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A life of lies and spies : tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator, Alan B. Trabue
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ready, aim... -- Welcome to my world of lies and spies -- Destination: covert ops polygraph -- On the road -- Trying times -- Covert operations and polygraph process -- Thor at the door -- Poorly chosen test sites -- Tales of the unexpected -- The inebriated case officer -- Extreme nervousness -- Castro's buddy beats the box -- Mata Hari -- A failure to communicate -- The John Wayne impersonator -- The perilous world of espionage -- Security first -- Best laid plans -- One interpreter too many -- Keep a low profile -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn908250423
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250065049
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908250423
Label
A life of lies and spies : tales of a CIA covert ops polygraph interrogator, Alan B. Trabue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ready, aim... -- Welcome to my world of lies and spies -- Destination: covert ops polygraph -- On the road -- Trying times -- Covert operations and polygraph process -- Thor at the door -- Poorly chosen test sites -- Tales of the unexpected -- The inebriated case officer -- Extreme nervousness -- Castro's buddy beats the box -- Mata Hari -- A failure to communicate -- The John Wayne impersonator -- The perilous world of espionage -- Security first -- Best laid plans -- One interpreter too many -- Keep a low profile -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn908250423
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250065049
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908250423

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