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Shadow warrior : William Egan Colby and the CIA / Randall B. Woods
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B Colby William
New York : Basic Books, c2013.
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Descript
vii, 546 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-516) and index.
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.
Summary
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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9780465021949 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0465021948 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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