The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA

The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA

by Burton Hersh
     
 

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First published in 1992, The Old Boys provoked fits up and down the intelligence corridors of Washington. The book provided details, according to the CIA's own in-house summation, "not available elsewhere." Documentation on the attempts by Allen Dulles in 1945 to cover for his Nazi business friends while furtively endeavoring to buy up the I.G. Farben remnants for…  See more details below

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First published in 1992, The Old Boys provoked fits up and down the intelligence corridors of Washington. The book provided details, according to the CIA's own in-house summation, "not available elsewhere." Documentation on the attempts by Allen Dulles in 1945 to cover for his Nazi business friends while furtively endeavoring to buy up the I.G. Farben remnants for himself and a few insiders. The fact that the head of CIA operations, Frank Wisner, was certifiable while he was ostensibly running the touchiest cold-war embroilments of the fifties. The news that top CIA policy-makers both in Germany and inside the Agency were demonstrably KGB plants. The extent to which key figures around the CIA jumped off the planning staff before the Bay of Pigs. This is the book that taught the CIA its history.

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Booknews
A carefully documented, anecdote-rich history of the OSS and its successor agency, the CIA, that begins with the aftermath of WWI and culminates in the debacle at the Bay of Pigs. Confirms even a paranoid's worst fears. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971066014
Publisher:
Tree Farm Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
473
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.23(d)

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