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Programmed to kill : Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy assassination

Author: Ion Mihai Pacepa
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Former Lt. Gen. Pacepa, the highest intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, reveals many facts covered up by the Kremlin following the assassination of President Kennedy and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ion Mihai Pacepa
ISBN: 9781566637619 1566637619
OCLC Number: 756724746
Notes: Acknowledgments vii Preface xi Principal Figures in the Book xvii Kennedy Killed by a "Serzhant" 3 Moscow's Operation Dragon 11 First Hard Evidence of the PGU's Hand 18 Recruiting a Serzhant 26 A "Defector" 31 Recruitment in Japan 36 An Ideal Agent 43 Working for the PGU 50 A Secret Trip to Moscow 56 Soviet Citizenship Denied 64 Bogus Documents 71 Khrushchev Declares War on Kennedy 76 May Day in Moscow 82 Assassination Becomes a Tool of Foreign Policy 91 Testing the Waters 98 Prelude to Repatriation 103 Marina 112 A Foothold in Texas 120 The Commo Plan 126 Oswald's Best Friend 133 The Background of an Illegal Officer 145 Trained to Make Friends, Not Money 156 The Friend's PGU Role 164 A Shift in Plans 178 Khrushchev's Final Humiliation 184 Oswald Goes It Alone 187 The DryRun 193 A Game of Jai Alai 198 Plans for Kennedy's Visit 206 Moscow's Cold Shoulder 211 Disappointment in Mexico City 217 The Lone Assassin 227 The Silence of the Grave 237 The Cuban Contribution 246 Nosenko's Testimony 259 A Tangled Web of Deception 266 Death of a Hit Man 272 Operation Dragon Lives On 278 Connecting the Dots 283 Notes 305 Index 337
Description: xxiv, 349 s. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ion Mihai Pacepa

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In the Western world, Ion Mihai Pacepa is undoubtedly the person most knowledgeable about Soviet espionage. His Red Horizons is a masterful portrait of a Communist bloc country, and Programmed to Read more...

 
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