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William Colby and the CIA

John Prados

William Colby and the CIA

the secret wars of a controversial spymaster

by John Prados

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Colby, William Egan,,
  • United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Biography,
  • Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-368) and index.

    StatementJohn Prados.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK468.I6 P724 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 380 p. ;
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24001798M
    ISBN 109780700616909
    LC Control Number2009024895

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William Colby and the CIA by John Prados Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is aptly titled in that it is not so much a biography of William E. Colby as it is a sliver of CIA history as revealed by Colby's CIA career. As such it provides an excellent window on the halcyon days of the now somewhat tarnished by: 9.

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director William Colby doesn't tell all and that's to his credit. This shows that he's one of the "Honorable Men" covered in the book's title. By the way, the phrase "Honorable Men" comes from Colby colleague and CIA Director Richard Helms, who heroically kept the agency from politicization during Watergate at Cited by: William E.

Colby: A Highly Suspicious Death: By Zalin Grant: This was Saturday, Ap William Colby, a former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was alone at his weekend house across from Cobb Island, Maryland, 60 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Colby, who was 76 years old, had worked all day on his sailboat at a nearby marina, putting it in shape for the coming summer. William Colby's book both informs and entertains as it fills in the gaps for many of us who, like myself lived during those particular times and were not told the whole story.

He links the past (OSS) days with the present (CIA) and gives us a glimpse of what really took place behind closed door. AGreat Read!/5. The history, William Colby as Director of Central Intelligence,provides detailed accounts of key episodes such as the firing of counterintelligence chief James Angleton, Colby's role in the revelation of the CIA "family jewels," and the collapse of South Vietnam, where Colby had spent much of his career.

Footnotes. 1 Besides the work under review and a still-classified study by longtime CIA analyst Harold Ford, the only extended discussion of Colby is in the context of his dismissal of the Agency's controversial counterintelligence chief, James Angleton: Edward Jay Epstein, "The War Within the CIA," Commentary, Vol.

66, No. 2 (August ), pp. At the end of this book, the author credits John Prados, and specifically the latter's earlier biography of the same subject, Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby, with "pav[ing] the way for this book. His superb research allowed me to start the project at a much more advanced stage than would otherwise have been possible."/5.

In the 20 years since President Gerald R. Ford fired him as director of the CIA, William E. Colby was shunned and reviled by many of his former colleagues because he cooperated with congressional Author: David Wise.

William Colby. On the C-SPAN Networks: William Colby was a Director for the Central Intelligence Agency with 31 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a.

At the time of my agent’s call, he was attempting to find a publisher for my book on the Vince Foster case. We still had no publisher, and my agent had floated the idea of William Colby writing the proposed book’s foreword. This would serve several purposes.

Colby, as a former CIA chief, would give the book some credibility with a publisher. William Colby. William E. Colby, the son of an army officer, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on 4th January, He attended Princeton University graduated in In Colby joined the United States Army and in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).

When the inimitable "Marla Singer" of Zero Hedge indignantly told me to take my "goddamn" murder theories regarding William Colby elsewhere I realized that my moment in the bloglight had arrived. So after a bit of time and some research, I took her advice producing the.

William Colby ( - ), former and murdered Central Intelligence Agency director, once remarked that the CIA controlled nearly every news establishment of importance in America. Mark Lane, who was the target of many CIA smear operations, documents in his superb book, Last Word, specific CIA memos and experiences related to this control.

John, Michael Collins Piper has some interesting things to say about Colby. Quoting his book "Final Judgement" (pp): "The Aug issue of The Sun, a supermarket tabloid, carried an exciting 'newsflash' which announced, "Dead CIA Chief Was Set To Finally Blow Lid on JFK Assassination".The tabloid announced that former CIA director William Colby had been planning to.

The Vietnam War played a central role in William Colby’s life and work. The World War II OSS agent first went to Vietnam in as a young CIA agent. He was CIA station chief in Saigon fromwas deputy director of the CORDS program inand—most famously (or infamously)—ran the controversial Phoenix program in NTERVIEW: WILLIAM COLBY a somewhat candid conversation with the former director of the cia William Colby is cast in the grand mold: Princetonian, soldier, lawyer, spy.

He-served as a commando paratrooper in France cirid-korway during World War Two and with the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor of the Central Intelligence Size: 3MB.

CIA Director William Colby is questioned about the CIA's influence over news and media in America and abroad. Followed by a short statement.

William E. Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War and a central player in the operations of the Central Intelligence Agency. While publicly appearing as a calm bureaucrat, behind the scenes Colby helped orchestrate some of CIA's most controversial operations.

His mysterious death even added to the : William E. Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War and a central player in the operations of the Central Intelligence Agency. While publicly appearing as a calm bureaucrat, behind the scenes Colby helped orchestrate some of CIA's most controversial operations.

His mysterious death even added to the aura. From his years as America's point man in Vietnam to his mysterious death inWilliam E. Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War. Whether it was in CIA operations against Russia, anti-Communism in Western Europe, covert action in Southeast Asia, or its involvement in the Watergate affair, Colby stood at the center of the agency's secret activities.5/5(1).

Buy a cheap copy of Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA book by John Prados. It is surprising that no one previous to John Prados attempted a biography of quintessential cold warrior William Colby, because his story is in many ways also the Free shipping over $/5(1).CIA Director William Colby testifies before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church Committee.Get this from a library!

William Colby and the CIA: the secret wars of a controversial spymaster. [John Prados] -- William E. Colby was one of the most enigmatic figures of the Cold War and a central player in the operations of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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