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Lost crusader : the secret wars of CIA director William Colby.

Author: John Prados
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of one of the nation's most controversial CIA directors looks back on a life spent fighting Communism, from his salad days in the OSS to his involvement in the Phoenix program in Vietnam and the Indonesian coup of 1965.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Prados
ISBN: 0195128478 9780195128475
OCLC Number: 49493468
Description: xvii, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The mystery of Bill Colby --
Baptism of fire --
Tianjin to Trondheim --
The crusade begins --
Political action --
Journey to the east --
A bigger stage to play on --
Death in November --
Arc of crisis --
Exhilaration of war --
Rising from ashes --
The fall of Phoenix --
Back to Langley --
The top floor --
The year of intelligence --
Intelligence in a free society.
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Lost Crusader uncovers the real story of US spy William Colby, from his beginnings in the OSS to his tremultuous years as Director of Central Intelligence in the 1970s. Lost Crusader offers vital  Read more...

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