Overworld

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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Raised around the globe by a high-ranking American spymaster, Larry Kolb learned to think, look, and listen like a spy. Overworld—his father's term for the powers-that-be—is Larry Kolb's story of his own lifelong interaction with those powers. Overworld casts in human terms what it actually means and feels like to be a spy. From the practical to the emotional, it reveals how the world of espionage and covert statecraft actually works, and exposes the dark heart of a life built on betrayals.
 

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User Review  - Halieus - LibraryThing

Fast-paced, well-written autobiography. While you could learn a few trade-craft secrets reading the book, he focuses more on the social aspects of his life (and contacts) than anything else, and how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

A likeable memoir, sandwiched between a melodramatic preface and epilogue where we are repeatedly told the author is hiding out from the Indian government in a Florida beach house. His experiences ... Read full review

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PROLOGUE
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PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AS KING
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Larry J. Kolb, having grown up as the son of a senior United States intelligence official, entered the covert world professionally after being recruited by CIA cofounder Miles Copeland. He was subsequently involved in intrigues in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and India. In 2004, with the publication of his memoir "Overworld," Kolb intentionally broke his cover. He lives in the United States. Author website: larryjkolb.com

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