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The Resource The ghost : the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton, Jefferson Morley

The ghost : the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton, Jefferson Morley

Label
The ghost : the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton
Title
The ghost
Title remainder
the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Morley
Title variation
Secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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. He unwittingly shared intelligence secrets with Soviet spy Kim Philby, a member of the notorious Cambridge spy ring. He launched mass surveillance by opening the mail of hundreds of thousands of Americans. He abetted a scheme to aid Israel's own nuclear efforts, disregarding U.S. security. He committed perjury and obstructed the JFK assassination investigation. He oversaw a massive spying operation on the antiwar and black nationalist movements and he initiated an obsessive search for communist moles that nearly destroyed the Agency. In The Ghost, investigative reporter Jefferson Morley tells Angleton's dramatic story, from his friendship with the poet Ezra Pound through the underground gay milieu of mid-century Washington to the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate scandal. 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."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morley, Jefferson,
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
M67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angleton, James
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence officers
Label
The ghost : the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton, Jefferson Morley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Poetry. Pound ; Salesman ; Wife ; Secretary ; Black Prince ; Nazi ; Monsignor ; Reunion ; "Homo circles" ; Philby ; Mossad ; LSD -- Part II: Power. Counterintelligence ; Zionist ; Fisherman ; COINTELPRO ; Mole ; Oswald ; JFK ; Cuba ; "Hit him" ; Empire ; Golitsyn ; Blackmail ; Hamlet -- Part III: Impunity. Kim ; Provocation ; "Go easy" ; Mole hunts ; Oswald again ; Dallas ; Noah's cloak ; Loathing ; Defector ; Mary ; Cicely ; Bomb ; War ; CHAOS ; Two boxers ; Heist ; Kim again -- Part IV: Legend. Nixon ; Golem ; Ghoul ; Widow ; Helms ; Colby ; Smoking gun ; Desolate ; Cheney ; Warning ; Inconceivable ; Legacy ; Legend ; Jerusalem
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080615
Lccn
2017023616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967056894
  • (OCoLC)967056894
  • 2080755
Label
The ghost : the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton, Jefferson Morley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Poetry. Pound ; Salesman ; Wife ; Secretary ; Black Prince ; Nazi ; Monsignor ; Reunion ; "Homo circles" ; Philby ; Mossad ; LSD -- Part II: Power. Counterintelligence ; Zionist ; Fisherman ; COINTELPRO ; Mole ; Oswald ; JFK ; Cuba ; "Hit him" ; Empire ; Golitsyn ; Blackmail ; Hamlet -- Part III: Impunity. Kim ; Provocation ; "Go easy" ; Mole hunts ; Oswald again ; Dallas ; Noah's cloak ; Loathing ; Defector ; Mary ; Cicely ; Bomb ; War ; CHAOS ; Two boxers ; Heist ; Kim again -- Part IV: Legend. Nixon ; Golem ; Ghoul ; Widow ; Helms ; Colby ; Smoking gun ; Desolate ; Cheney ; Warning ; Inconceivable ; Legacy ; Legend ; Jerusalem
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080615
Lccn
2017023616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967056894
  • (OCoLC)967056894
  • 2080755

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