The Resource Cold War Navy SEAL : My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa, (ebook)

Cold War Navy SEAL : My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa, (ebook)

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Cold War Navy SEAL : My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa
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Cold War Navy SEAL
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My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa
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eng
Summary
For the first time, a Navy SEAL tells the story of the US's clandestine operations in North Vietnam and the Congo during the Cold War. Sometime in 1965, James Hawes landed in the Congo with cash stuffed in his socks, morphine in his bag, and a basic understanding of his mission: recruit a mercenary navy and suppress the Soviet- and Chinese-backed rebels engaged in guerilla movements against a pro-Western government. He knew the United States must preserve deniability, so he would be abandoned in any life-threatening situation; he did not know that Che Guevara attempting to export his revolution a few miles away. Cold War Navy SEAL gives unprecedented insight into a clandestine chapter in US history through the experiences of Hawes, a distinguished Navy frogman and later a CIA contractor. His journey began as an officer in the newly-formed SEAL Team 2, which then led him to Vietnam in 1964 to train hit-and-run boat teams who ran clandestine raids into North Vietnam. Those raids directly instigated the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The CIA tapped Hawes to deploy to the Congo, where he would be tasked with creating and leading a paramilitary navy on Lake Tanganyika to disrupt guerilla action in the country. According to the US government, he did not, and could not, exist; he was on his own, 1400 miles from his closest allies, with only periodic letters via air-drop as communication. Hawes recalls recruiting and managing some of the most dangerous mercenaries in Africa, battling rebels with a crew of anti-Castro Cuban exiles, and learning what the rest of the intelligence world was dying to know: the location of Che Guevara. In vivid detail that rivals any action movie, Hawes describes how he and his team discovered Guevara leading the communist rebels on the other side and eventually forced him from the country, accomplishing a seemingly impossible mission. Complete with never-before-seen photographs and interviews with fellow operatives in the Congo, Cold War Navy SEAL is an unblinking look at a portion of Cold War history never before told
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Midwest
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Hawes, J. M.
Dewey number
359.0092273
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Guevara, Che
  • Hawes, James M.
  • United States
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Cold War Navy SEAL : My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781510734197
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12356813
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remote
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MWT12356813
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Cold War Navy SEAL : My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo, and the Communist Threat in Africa, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510734197
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12356813
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12356813
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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