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The night watch

Author: David Atlee Phillips
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For two and a half decades David Atlee Phillips stood "the night watch" as an agent in the arcane profession of espionage. As a Central Intelligence Agency officer he rose to become director of the Western Hemisphere Division. Phillips gives an eminently readable rendering of his experiences in eight countries; his account, sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing, is always fascinating and the implications are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, David Atlee.
Night watch.
New York : Atheneum, 1977
(OCoLC)657124108
Named Person: David Atlee Phillips; David Atlee Phillips
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Atlee Phillips
ISBN: 0689107544 9780689107542
OCLC Number: 2424448
Notes: Autobiographical.
Includes index.
Description: x, 309 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Atlee Phillips.

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For two and a half decades David Atlee Phillips stood "the night watch" as an agent in the arcane profession of espionage. As a Central Intelligence Agency officer he rose to become director of the Western Hemisphere Division. Phillips gives an eminently readable rendering of his experiences in eight countries; his account, sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing, is always fascinating and the implications are profound. Phillips recalls impromptu meetings with presidents and revolutionaries, statesmen and assassins. While he is candid about the CIA's failures, The Night Watch is an avowedly pro-CIA book.

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