The Ghost

The Ghost

The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

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CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century, a ghost of American power. From World War II to the Cold War, Angleton operated beyond the view of the public, Congress, and even the president. In The Ghost, investigative reporter Jefferson Morley tells Angleton's dramatic story. From the agency's MKULTRA mind-control experiments to the wars of the Mideast, Angleton wielded far more power than anyone knew. Yet during his seemingly lawless reign in the CIA, he also proved himself to be a formidable adversary to our nation's enemies, acquiring a mythic stature within the CIA that continues to this day. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250080615
1250080614
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 An463M 2017
Characteristics: viii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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twgraves49
Feb 27, 2018

Irrationally biased against Angleton. The author tells only those (highly "spun") facts that he believes support his anti-CIA agenda. Either hasn't read Tennent H. Bagley's fine book "Spy Wars" (or even his 35-page PDF "Ghosts of the Spy Wars"), or he has and has decided to discount it as "just another example of evil, evil, evil CIA propaganda."

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Jan 05, 2018

detailed chronicle of a flawed individual, found it a bid of a dull read at time.

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