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The Resource Scorpions' dance : the president, the spymaster, and Watergate, Jefferson Morley

Scorpions' dance : the president, the spymaster, and Watergate, Jefferson Morley

Label
Scorpions' dance : the president, the spymaster, and Watergate
Title
Scorpions' dance
Title remainder
the president, the spymaster, and Watergate
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Morley
Title variation
  • President, the spymaster, and Watergate
  • President, the spy-master, and Watergate
Title variation remainder
the president, the spymaster, and Watergate
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Presents the Watergate scandal in a completely new light: as the culmination of a concealed, deadly power struggle between President Richard Nixon and CIA Director Richard Helms. Nixon and Helms went back decades; both were 1950s Cold Warriors, and both knew secrets about the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba as well as off-the-books American government and CIA plots to remove Fidel Castro and other leaders in Latin America. Both had enough information on each other to ruin their careers. After the Watergate burglary on June 17, 1972, Nixon was desperate to shut down the FBI's investigation. He sought Helms' support and asked that the CIA intervene--knowing that most of the Watergate burglars were retired CIA agents, contractors, or long-term assets with deep knowledge of the Agency's most sensitive secrets. The two now circled each other like scorpions, defending themselves with the threat of lethal attack. The loser would resign his office in disgrace; the winner, however, would face consequences for the secrets he had kept"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11064376
Cataloging source
DLC
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Morley, Jefferson
Dewey number
973.924
Index
index present
LC call number
E860
LC item number
.M67 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
  • Helms, Richard
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the president, the spymaster, and Watergate
Label
Scorpions' dance : the president, the spymaster, and Watergate, Jefferson Morley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-315) 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
Arriba -- Defeated -- The black world -- Monster of self-possession -- Martyrs of tomorrow -- Freedom of action -- The shadow -- Women -- The silent service -- Honeymoon -- Flattery -- Madman theory -- Public relations job -- Sledgehammer -- Blackmail -- The "who shot John?" angle -- Our side -- The sorest spot -- The ruse -- Precipice -- Escape -- The witness -- Magnificent -- Ghastly -- Interrogation -- The puritan ethic -- Judgment
Control code
2022002311
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781250275837
Lccn
2022002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1293451806
Label
Scorpions' dance : the president, the spymaster, and Watergate, Jefferson Morley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-315) 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
Arriba -- Defeated -- The black world -- Monster of self-possession -- Martyrs of tomorrow -- Freedom of action -- The shadow -- Women -- The silent service -- Honeymoon -- Flattery -- Madman theory -- Public relations job -- Sledgehammer -- Blackmail -- The "who shot John?" angle -- Our side -- The sorest spot -- The ruse -- Precipice -- Escape -- The witness -- Magnificent -- Ghastly -- Interrogation -- The puritan ethic -- Judgment
Control code
2022002311
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781250275837
Lccn
2022002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1293451806

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