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The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA

Hersh, Burton

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ISBN 10: 0684193485 / ISBN 13: 9780684193489
Published by Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1992
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Title: The Old Boys: The American Elite and the ...

Publisher: Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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A group biography of the founders and leaders of the CIA shows how the agency became a secret government that goes against the American constitutional system and fosters extra-legal scandals

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Since graduating from Harvard College with high honors, Burton Hersh has adroitly sidestepped regular employment and persevered throughout a long and frequently tumultuous career as an independent writer. Following a six-year stint as a Fulbright Scholar and military translator in Germany, he returned to New York in the sixties to more than a decade as a successful magazine article writer. These easy-going editorial years -- in a better literary America -- were punctuated by the 1968 publication of Hersh's first novel, "The Ski People" (McGraw Hill).

Hersh's persistent interest in contemporary American history led to the 1973 appearance of "The Education of Edward Kennedy" (Morrow), which quickly established itself as the standard work on the embattled liberal senator. "The Shadow President" (Steerforth Press) appeared in 1997, a universally acclaimed follow-up volume about Kennedy's later career. Also offered by Morrow, "The Mellon Family," came out in 1978, was a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection and, like "The Education," wound up among the top fifty books in sales in the year it came out.

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