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Agee, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0883730286 / ISBN 13: 9780883730287
Published by NY. 1975. Stonehill Publishing Co., 1975
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grey hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. minor wear, 1cm pull tear spine top, 1" tear rear top, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~first edition. first printing so stated. 640p. 3 appendices. acknowl. chart showing the bureaucratic structure of the CIA. world history. american history. espionage. conspiracy theory. secret societies. politics. diplomacy. foreign affairs. history of latin america. ecuador.uruguay . history of mexico. communism. revolution. alliance for progress. new frontier. lyndon johnson. invasion of dominican republic. ".names every cia officer, every agent, every operation that Agee encountered during 12 years with "the company"." air america. juana castro. allen dulles. ~ Excerpted from a page~one pre~publication review in the WASHINGTON POST "Book World" ~When Victor Marchetti's The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence was published it contained intriguing blanks where material deemed too sensitive by the CIA had been. There are no blanks in Philip Agee's Inside the Company: CIA Diary. This densely detailed expose names every CIA officer, every agent, every operation that Agee encountered during 12 years with "The Company" in Ecuador, Uruguay, Mexico and Washington. Among CIA agents or [contacts] Agee lists high ranking political leaders of several Latin American countries, U.S. and Latin American labor leaders, ranking Communist Party members, and scores of other politicians, high military and police officials and journalists. After a stint as an Air Force officer (for cover) and CIA training, Agee arrived in Quito, Ecuador in late 1960. During the glory years of the Alliance for Progress and the New Frontier, he fought the holy war against communism by bribing politicians and journalists, forging documents, tapping telephones, and reading other people's mail. But it was a faraway event which seems to have disturbed him more. Lyndon Johnson's invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 was an overreaction Agee couldn't accept. In 1968, he resigned with the conviction that he had become a "servant of the capitalism I rejected" as a university student ~ "one of its secret policemen. " Agee decided to write this reconstructed diary to tell everything he knew. He spent four years writing the book in Europe, making research trips and dodging the CIA. At one point he lived on money advanced by a woman he believes was working for the CIA and trying to gain his confidence. Until recently, former CIA Director Richard Helm's plea that "You've just got to trust us. We are honorable men" was enough. With the revelations of domestic spying, it no longer is. In this book Agee has provided the most complete description yet of what the CIA does abroad. In entry after numbing entry, U.S. foreign policy in Latin America is pictured as a web of deceit, hypocrisy and corruption. Now that we can no longer plead ignorance of the webs our spiders spin, will we continue to tolerate CIA activities abroad? ~ PATRICK BRESLIN 1975 THE WASHINGTON POST. Bookseller Inventory # 9031102

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Publisher: NY. 1975. Stonehill Publishing Co.

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The former CIA secret operations officer reconstucts his own and the intelligence agency's clandestine and subversive activities in Third World nations during his twelve-year stint with the world's largest spy organization

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