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William Colby and the CIA : the secret wars of a controversial spymaster

Author: John Prados
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William E. Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War and a central player in the operations of the Central Intelligence Agency. While publicly appearing as a calm bureaucrat, behind the scenes Colby helped orchestrate some of CIA's most controversial operations. His mysterious death even added to the aura. In the wake of new questions relating to CIA activities since 9/11 which John Prados  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Prados
ISBN: 9780700616909 070061690X
OCLC Number: 320185462
Description: xix, 380 pages ; 24 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.
Responsibility: John Prados.

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William E Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War and a central player in the operations of the Central Intelligence Agency. This title tracks Colby's life and career from early  Read more...

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"This highly detailed look at one of the major spymasters of the post-WWII era is another intriguing work by the prolific Prados.... An essential and provocative addition to works on the CIA." Read more...

 
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