Wilderness of mirrors

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Harper & Row, Apr 1, 1980 - History - 236 pages
A behind-the-scenes account of the post-war struggle between the CIA and the KGB focuses on William Harvey, covert operations ace, and James Jesus Angleton, master of counterintelligence

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I was thinking the book was pretty good until I got to the JFK assassination. Martin seemed content on exploring whether Lee Harvey Oswald was in some way controlled by either KGB or Cuban intelligence. I think it would have been much more interesting to explore whether Oswald was a patsy of the CIA.  


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DAVID C. MARTIN'S book WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS is now considered a classic of intelligence literature. The book was the product of over two years of interviews with members of the CIA, including legendary spycatcher James Jesus Angleton. Martin lives in Washington, DC.