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The Resource The devil's chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government, David Talbot

The devil's chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government, David Talbot

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The devil's chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government
Title
The devil's chessboard
Title remainder
Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government
Statement of responsibility
David Talbot
Title variation
devils chessboard
Title variation remainder
Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of Americas secret government
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful and secretive colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials, including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles's wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials, Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures. Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA which he used to further his public and private agendas were dark times in American politics. Calling himself "the secretary of state of unfriendly countries," Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. An expose of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil's Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state and the battle for America's soul."--provided by publisher
Summary
Describes how the longest-serving director of the CIA befriended the wealthy elite, targeted foreign leaders for assassination and manipulated American presidents to further his own agenda and offers new evidence of his involvement in the assassination of JFK
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448695
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1951-
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Talbot, David
Dewey number
327.12092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dulles, Allen
  • United States
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence officers
  • Official secrets
  • Espionage, American
  • Kennedy, John F.
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government
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The devil's chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government, David Talbot
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [621]-661) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The double agent -- Human smoke -- Ghosts of Nuremberg -- Sunrise -- Ratlines -- Useful people -- Little mice -- Scoundrel time -- The power elite -- The Dulles imperium -- Strange love -- Brain warfare -- Dangerous ideas -- The torch is passed -- Contempt -- Rome on the Potomac -- The parting glass -- The big event -- The fingerprints -- For the good of the country -- "I can't look and won't look" -- End game -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn900795351
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 686 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062276162
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900795351
Label
The devil's chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America's secret government, David Talbot
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [621]-661) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The double agent -- Human smoke -- Ghosts of Nuremberg -- Sunrise -- Ratlines -- Useful people -- Little mice -- Scoundrel time -- The power elite -- The Dulles imperium -- Strange love -- Brain warfare -- Dangerous ideas -- The torch is passed -- Contempt -- Rome on the Potomac -- The parting glass -- The big event -- The fingerprints -- For the good of the country -- "I can't look and won't look" -- End game -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn900795351
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 686 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062276162
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900795351

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