Cold warrior: James Jesus Angleton : the CIA's master spy hunter

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Simon & Schuster, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 462 pages
James Angleton was the most controversial and mysterious counterintelligence spymaster in the CIA's history. Veteran reporter Tom Mangold covers every phase of the spymaster's career and lays bare the dangerous, illusory world of high intelligence in the white heat of the Cold War. His tale is as suspenseful as a work of fiction.

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User Review  - bookmarkaussie - LibraryThing

An interesting but biased look at the career of James Angleton. I say biased because it only really looks at what the author considers his failures. While there are chapters covering his life before ... Read full review

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My reaction to reading this book in 1995. Fascinating story of one man’s obsession and paranoia and how it greatly crippled the CIA’s intelligence work against the Soviet Union during the Cold War ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Tom Mangold has been an investigative reporter with BBC TV and a reporter for the Sunday Mirror and the Daily Express. As a war correspondent, he covered Vietnam, two Middle East wars, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. His first book, The File on the Tsar, was an international bestseller.
John Penycate is a journalist who has reported regularly for BBC TV’ s weekly public affairs shows The Money Programme and Panorama and has interviewed major political and business leaders. He lectures at the journalism schools of London and Westminster universities. A resident of London, Penycate is active in institutes and societies concerned with the media and public affairs.

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