A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments

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Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated ...

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Overview

Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factors—Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nation’s drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the government’s close collaboration with the Mafia.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781936296088
  • Publisher: Trine Day
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 856
  • Sales rank: 553,683
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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H.P. Albarelli Jr. is the author of A TERRIBLE MISTAKE: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments; a novel, THE HEAP; and numerous articles that have been translated in to over 15 languages. He is a graduate of Antioch Law School, and has traveled widely throughout Asia and Africa. His feature-length documentary on vanished young women in New England in currently in production, as is a feature documentary on the LSD experiment conducted at Pont St. Esprit, France in 1951. His novel ZOBOP REDUX will be released next year.

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