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Shadow warrior : William Egan Colby and the CIA

Author: Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life and career of William Egan Colby, one of the most controversial figures of the postwar period: World War II commando, Cold War spy, Saigon CIA station chief, and eventual CIA director under Nixon and Ford, he played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events in 20th-century history.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby; William Egan Colby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Bennett Woods
ISBN: 9780465021949 0465021948 0465054986 9780465054985
OCLC Number: 812081249
Description: vii, 546 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The disappearance --
The Colbys and the Egans --
Jedburgh --
A bridge too far --
The Agency --
Covert operations on the periphery of the Cold War --
Political action and La Dolce Vita --
Cold war cockpit --
Fighting a people's war --
The military ascendant --
Secret armies --
Launching the other war --
CORDS: a Peace Corps with guns --
Birds of peace and birds of war --
The family jewels --
Ascension --
Revelations --
Dancing with Henry --
Death of a dream --
Fight for survival --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: William Egan Colby and the CIA
Responsibility: Randall B. Woods.

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Eminent historian Randall B. Woods chronicles the life of William Colby, the World War II commando turned CIA director who revealed the enormous promise and devastating failures of American  Read more...

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