Honorable Treachery: A History of U. S. Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA

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A comprehensive history of American intelligence, espionage, and covert activities studies an often overlooked aspect of American history from the Revolution to the present

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George O’Toole (1937-2001) worked for the CIA from 1966 to 1969. He was the author of several award-winning books, including the Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage; Honorable Treachery, The Spanish War, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and the novels The Cosgrove Report and An Agent on the Other Side.

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O'Toole, a former intelligence officer, presents a comprehensive history of American intelligence activities from colonial times to the present. While Americans profess to believe, with Secretary of State Henry Stimson, that "gentlemen do not read other people's mail," they in fact have proven quite skilled in all manner of espionage and covert action. George Washington himself was the most gifted intelligence officer of the Revolution; he recruited, trained, dispatched, and handsomely rewarded spies. In 1917 another Virginian, President Woodrow Wilson, created a little-known secret agency, the Inquiry, directed by journalist Walter Lippmann, to compile intelligence for the peace negotiations that ended World War I. O'Toole offers fascinating information generally unrecorded in traditional diplomatic and military histories. Recommended for academic and large public libraries. O'Toole is also the author of The Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage: From the Revolutionary War to the Present, LJ 1/89.
- Thomas H. Appleton Jr., Kentucky Historical Soc . , Frankfort
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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