• Author : The Devil s Chessboard
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780062276216
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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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 exposé 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.


  • Author : Summary of the Devil s Chessboard
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN : 1523960140
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot | Summary and AnalysisBook Preview:The Devil's Chessboard is a well-researched, insightful read into the life and legacy of Allen Dulles and the CIA. It gives numerous examples of how Dulles was not simply content to stay on American soil to fulfill American interests. As the director and founder of the CIA, Dulles exerts enormous power and influence over the nations of the world by successfully removing and installing puppet governments. Talbots offers an interesting background on Dulles, from his childhood as the son of Reverend Allen Macy Dulles to his relationship with his wife, Clover, and long-time mistress, Mary Bancroft. From the descriptions of family and friends, Dulles is described as a man who appeared indifferent to the suffering of others. He deemed people important only when he found them "useful" and was quick to dismiss them when they were not. This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book This Book Contains: * Summary Of The Entire Book * Chapter By Chapter Breakdown * Analysis Of The Reading Experience Download Your Copy Today


  • Author : The Devil s Chessboard
  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004-04
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 1413719228
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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A killer is loose in Hood's Texas Brigade. When a sentry from his squad dies, Corporal Whistler Bischof at first suspects the Yankees. When others are murdered, he believes that someone in his own regiment may be responsible. Before he can track down the man, the killer shoots one of Whistler's friends in the back during a battle. Could the evil presence be in Whistler's own squad? Whistler meets and falls in love with Sally Langford, a hospital nurse who cares for wounded Texas soldiers. Then the murderer attacks Sally, making it more than personal for Whistler. He discovers that the man wants to kill General Hood, their leader. Can Whistler catch him before he murders again? He has to try, even though he is involved in some of the worst fighting of the Civil War.


  • Author : Summary of the Devil s Chessboard
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1533598592
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

NOTE: THIS BOOK IS AN UNOFFICIAL SUMMARY FOR SMART READERS AND THIS BOOK IS NOT WRITTEN BY DAVID TALBOT. This is an enthralling account of events that led to the rise of a man, the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and role of the man and the CIA in America's Secret government and subsequent events that led to the death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A young spymaster, Allen Dulles, rose to prominence with the dexterity of his espionage skills and his involvement in American diplomacy during the World War II. Allen Dulles was on the frontline of American spy game and he was a devoted spymaster. His reign as a spy lasted through many administrations which included the eras of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. At the height of the Cold War and Castro's Cuba, Allen played a very crucial role at the helms of affairs in the CIA. His anti-Communist sentiments gave rise to subversive rebellion in some African and European states. His involvement in The Bay of Pigs Invasion that Kennedy got criticized for is described in this book. Many decisions during the Kennedy's administrations led to internal intransigence and insubordinations, within the Security circles, against the President. This book is a summary of David Talbot's industrious work, presented as a lovely compilation of a spectacular epoch in the American history. This book gives the most compact and well represented synopsis of the Devil's Chessboard in a bid to save your time and afford you a fluid and concise reading. In summary, what this book represents is a systematic presentation that is both engaging and interesting for history lovers and students. It is designed for keen insight, easy grasp and detailed understanding of one of the most spectacular era of the American history. Happy reading!


  • Author : Energy Reality
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9781480856080
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In 1963, he began work as a civil engineer working on the California State Water Project, and he went on to develop large energy projects throughout the worldcapping his career working with Bechtel on the Big Dig in Boston. Energy Reality reveals how energy, politics, and power are intertwined. Highlights include power struggles between United States of America and Russia/the Soviet Union to be the worlds largest producer of petroleum, which began after the Rothschilds took a shortcut through the Suez Canal, secretly opening the Asian market to kerosene; John Watson Foster, his son-in-law, Robert Lansing, and Uncle Berts two nephews, John Foster and Allen Dulles, who made certain that Sullivan & Cromwell clients retained control of Middle East oil; and Germany and Japan and how they were excluded from sharing oil wealth from the Middle East. The author also examines five postwar oil crises, including the taking of American hostages in Iran by the Khomeini regime in 1979, and how Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Russia into a powerful petro state.


  • Author : Burying the Lead
  • Publisher : TrineDay
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781634241885
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Cold War ushered in a time of secrecy—and willing media cooperation to keep those secrets. But even after winning that war, the vault of secrets remains firmly locked, especially surrounding John F. Kennedy's murder. Even for those who fundamentally oppose the current presidential administration, notions of a national security state and "fake news" must be examined to maintain a functional democracy. This book explains the rapid decline in confidence in government that started after the assassination of JFK. The mainstream media failed to go beyond repeating the official story, and by 1991 they, along with academe and the government, had stopped investigating altogether. It was filmmaker Oliver Stone whose film fueled public outrage and led to the JFK Act to declassify all of the remaining documents. Almost four million pages of documents were then released—that even Congress had not yet seen. The JFK Act stated that all files must be released by October 2017, yet thousands are still withheld on the grounds of national security. This volume examines the tight alliances that have allowed this cover-up for more than 50 years. President Kennedy declared in October 1963 that "men who create power make an indispensable contribution to a nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when they are disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us."


  • Author : JFK and the End of America
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781948260084
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

JFK and the End of America is the culmination of Tim Fleming’s 50 years of research into the Kennedy assassination. The book makes the case that Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill the president. Rather, an elaborate plot, concocted and executed by a sinister, covert cabal, took Kennedy’s life. The plotters who stood to gain the most from JFK’s death – Lyndon Johnson and Allen Dulles – were abetted by powerful interests in government, business, and the military. Kennedy was moving America toward a permanent peace state, threatening the national security/military establishment whose existence is dependent on a permanent war state. Since 1963, we have been at war or under a threat of war, spending nearly six of every ten tax dollars on defense. It is vital to expose the truth of who killed Kennedy and why, if we are to understand the real history of America since 1963. Fleming draws a straight line from Dallas to the political and cultural divide that afflicts us today.


  • Author : Operation Wappen
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9781796096040
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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This is a short story spanning two years from 1956 to 1958. It includes the author’s Marine Corps service as a Second Lieutenant artillery forward observer attached to Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment led by Colonel Austin C. “Shifty” Shofner (one of only nine men ever to escape a Japanese prisoner of war camp). It describes the maturation of Phase III warfare—the landing by helicopter of an intact infantry battalion ready to fight behind enemy lines (Operation Deep Water) and the beginnings of Phase IV warfare with the return of knights to the battlefield (Yasser Arafat/eventually Osama bin Landen) and an MI6/CIA joint clandestine, frustrated effort to overthrow the Syrian government (Operation Wappen).


  • Author : The Complete Works of Thomas Manton D D
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1875
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002019042U
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : The Complete Works of Thomas Manton D D
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : COLUMBIA:CR00245828
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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