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Read online The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government An explosive headline making portrait of Allen Dulles the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful and secretive colossus in Washington from the founder of Salon com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers .

America s greatest untold story the United States rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles the longest serving director of the CIA Drawing on revelatory new materials including newly discovered U S government documents U S and European intelligence sources the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles s wife and mistress and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials Talbot reveals the underside of one of America s most powerful and influential figures .

Dulles s decade as the director of the CIA which he used to further his public and private agendas were dark times in American politics Calling himself the secretary of state of unfriendly countries Dulles saw himself as above the elected law manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients colluding with Nazi controlled cartels German war criminals and Mafiosi in the process Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home Talbot charges offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F Kennedy .

An expos of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely The Devil s Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state and the battle for America s soul by David Talbot

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
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Category:history, non-fiction, politics, biography, american-history, espionage
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For decades books about President John F Kennedy or his brother Robert Kennedy have woven either a tale of Camelot or a tawdry tale of ambition amp reckless personal behavior But the real story of the Kennedys in the s has been submerged br br Brothers sheds light on the inner life of the Kennedy presidency amp its aftermath Talbot founder of Salon com has written a political history sure to be talked about It begins on the afternoon of November as a stricken Robert urgently demands answers about his brother s assassination His suspicions focus on the nest of CIA spies gangsters amp Cuban exiles who d long plotted a violent regime change in Cuba The Kennedys had struggled to control this swamp of anti Castro intrigue based in South Florida but with little success It then shifts back in time revealing the shadowy conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration pitting the president amp his brother against their own national security apparatus br br The brothers amp a small circle of their trusted advisors men like Theodore Sorensen Robert McNamara amp Kenny O Donnell who were so close as to be regarded as family repeatedly thwarted Washington s warrior caste These hard line generals amp spymasters were hell bent on a showdown with Communism in Berlin Laos Vietnam amp especially Cuba But the Kennedys frustrated their militaristic ambitions pushing for a peaceful resolution to the Cold War The tensions within the administration were headed for an explosive climax when gunfire in Dallas terminated JFK s presidency br br Based on over interviews including many of the Kennedys aging band of brothers whose testimony here may be their final word on this political story as well as newly released government documents Brothers reveals the untold story of those years including JFK s efforts to keep the USA out of war amp RFK s secret quest to solve his brother s murder Bobby s subterranean search was a dangerous one amp led in part to his own campaign in leading to his own death RFK may have been the victim of the same plotters he suspected of killing his brother br br This is history at its best meticulously researched movingly told It s a sprawling narrative about the clash of powerful men amp the darker side of the Cold War a tale of tragic grandeur that will change understandings of the Kennedy saga, No description available, US Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler collected an award cabinet full of medals for his battlefield bravery But perhaps his bravest act of all was to declare after his retirement in the early s who was really winning and losing during the bloody clashes br br It was business interests he revealed who commercially benefited from warfare War Is a Racket is the title of the influential speech Butler delivered on a tour across the United States as well the expanded version of the talk that was later published in and is now reprinted here This seminal piece of writing rings as true today as it did during Butler s lifetime br br In his introduction Jesse Ventura reviews Butler s original writings and relates them to our current political climate explaining how right he was and how wrong our current system is With an insightful new foreword by Salon com founder David Talbot and a new afterword by activist Cindy Sheehan this portable reference will appeal to anyone interested in the state of our country and the entire world br br Skyhorse Publishing as well as our Arcade imprint are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history books about World War II the Third Reich Hitler and his henchmen the JFK assassination conspiracies the American Civil War the American Revolution gladiators Vikings ancient Rome medieval times the old West and much more While not every title we publish becomes a i New York Times i bestseller or a national bestseller we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home br, In a kaleidoscopic narrative bestselling David Talbot recounts the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between amp amp of the extraordinary persons who led to the city s ultimate rebirth amp triumph br br i Season of the Witch i is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period when the city radically changed itself amp then revolutionized the world The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the s cultural revolution But by the early s San Francisco s ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights The city was rocked by savage murder sprees mysterious terror campaigns political assassinations street riots amp finally a terrifying sexual epidemic No other city endured so many calamities in such a short time span br br Talbot goes deep into the riveting story of his city s ascent decline amp heroic recovery He draws intimate portraits of San Francisco s legendary demons amp saviors Charles Manson Patty Hearst amp the Symbionese Liberation Army Jerry Garcia Janis Joplin Bill Graham Herb Caen the Cockettes Harvey Milk Jim Jones amp the Peoples Temple Joe Montana amp the Super Bowl ers br br He reveals how the city emerged from the trials of this period with a new brand of San Francisco values including gay marriage medical marijuana immigration sanctuary universal health care recycling renewable energy consumer safety amp a living wage mandate Considered radical when they were first introduced these ideas have become the bedrock of decent society in many parts of the country amp exemplify the ways that the city now inspires a live and let live tolerance a shared sense of humanity amp an openness to change br br As a new generation of activists amp dreamers seeks its own path to a more enlightened future i Season of the Witch i with its epic tale of the wild amp bloody birth of San Francisco values offers both inspiration amp cautionary wisdom