The Resource Blond Ghost : Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades, David Corn

Blond Ghost : Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades, David Corn

Label
Blond Ghost : Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades
Title
Blond Ghost
Title remainder
Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades
Statement of responsibility
David Corn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on once-secret government records and interviews with over 100 ex-CIA officers, Blond Ghost offers a fascinating portrait of Ted Shackley - a real-life George Smiley. It exposes the inner workings of the CIA and details the failure of the Agency's most important covert enterprises. It reveals dozens of top-secret operations: how the CIA recruited children as agents in Vietnam: how it encouraged perjury before Congress; how it paid off a suspected drug dealer; how it tried to use sex to blackmail communist officials; how it uncovered a Soviet-bloc spy in the German parliament; and more."--BOOK JACKET. "Washington journalist David Corn discloses that for decades, the CIA's commitment to dirty tricks and secret wars compromised its ability to gather intelligence. Blond Ghost probes the CIA's Cold War record and shows that the Agency's efforts to penetrate the Iron Curtain in the 1950s were utterly unsuccessful, with an appalling and pointless loss of life: that the CIA tried to foment rebellion in Cuba, despite intelligence asserting no uprising was likely; that the CIA foisted on its Laotian allies unrealistic military operations that led to the death and displacement of tens of thousands of Laotians; that the CIA bungled miserably in Vietnam - ignoring intelligence collection for years and then suppressing information on the corruption and ineptness of the Saigon regime."--BOOK JACKET. "Blond Ghost tells the tale of an important, decorated, and controversial spymaster, unveils the nitty-gritty of life in the Agency, and reveals the real job the CIA did in the Cold War."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corn, David
Dewey number
  • 327.12/73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.8.S53
LC item number
C67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shackley, Ted
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Intelligence service
Target audience
adult
Label
Blond Ghost : Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades, David Corn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[413]-483) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
509 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780671695255
Lccn
94021932
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM30624069
  • CARL030624069
Label
Blond Ghost : Ted Shackley and the CIA's crusades, David Corn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[413]-483) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
509 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780671695255
Lccn
94021932
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM30624069
  • CARL030624069

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