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by Ted Shackley,Richard A. Finney

eBook Spymaster: My Life in the CIA download ISBN: 1574889222
Author: Ted Shackley,Richard A. Finney
Publisher: Potomac Books; New Ed edition (September 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1176 kb
Fb2: 1172 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People

Ted Shackley's final CIA position was as associate deputy director for operations. Shackley has a fairly dubious reputation, and this book leaves out a lot of Shackley's career

Ted Shackley's final CIA position was as associate deputy director for operations. He died in December 2002, weeks after completing this book. Shackley has a fairly dubious reputation, and this book leaves out a lot of Shackley's career. A lot of criticism can be given for that and some parts have to be taken with a grain of salt, knowing that Shackley isn't going to condemn himself for anything he did. That being said, this book was worth reading, but I wouldn't consider it an "entry-level" read.

Ted Shackley's final CIA position was as associate deputy director for operations. It is quite interested to read the intricate dealings of the CIA with various foreign leaders

Ted Shackley's final CIA position was as associate deputy director for operations. It is quite interested to read the intricate dealings of the CIA with various foreign leaders. Of course, like others have said, this book is just a series of highlights.

THE late Ted Shackleys life as a spymaster in the CIA could make a great novel. But he was much too serious about life to have written one. Life to him meant work. Coauthor Richard Finney, who also died before publication, writes that in Latin America and Vietnam, Shackleys pressure on his case ofcers to produce more intelligence reports earned him derision and another crop of illwishers. That he was a hard-driving and hard-boiled leader is true, but he knew what he was doing, and he was generally right in the way he went about it.

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With the assistance of fellow former CIA officer Richard A. Finney, he discusses the consequential posts he held in Berlin, Miami, Laos . In the early eighties, he was falsely charged with complicity in the Iran-Contra scandal. Finney, he discusses the consequential posts he held in Berlin, Miami, Laos, Vietnam, and Washington, where he was intimately involved in some of the key intelligence operations of the Cold War. During his long career, Shackley ran part of the inter-agency program to overthrow Castro, was chief of station in Vientiane during the CIA's "secret war" against North Vietnam and the Pathet Lao, and was chief of station in Saigon. After his retirement, he remained a controversial figure

With the assistance of fellow former CIA officer Richard A.

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The death of CIA operative Theodore G. "Ted" Shackley in December 2002 triggered an avalanche of obituaries from all over the world, some of them condemnatory. Pundits used such expressions as "heroin trafficking," "training terrorists," "attempts to assassinate Castro," and "Mob connections." More specifically, they charged him with having played a major role in the Chilean military coup of 1973.But who was the real Ted Shackley? In Spymaster, he has told the story of his entire remarkable career for the first time. With the assistance of fellow former CIA officer Richard A. Finney, he discusses the consequential posts he held in Berlin, Miami, Laos, Vietnam, and Washington, where he was intimately involved in some of the key intelligence operations of the Cold War. During his long career, Shackley ran part of the inter-agency program to overthrow Castro, was chief of station in Vientiane during the CIA's "secret war" against North Vietnam and the Pathet Lao, and was chief of station in Saigon. After his retirement, he remained a controversial figure. In the early eighties, he was falsely charged with complicity in the Iran-Contra scandal. Ted Shackley's comments on CIA operations in Europe, Cuba, Chile, and Southeast Asia and on the life of a high-stakes spymaster will be the subject of intense scrutiny by all concerned with the fields of intelligence, foreign policy, and postwar U.S. history.
Comments: (7)
TheMoonix
Love the mind of this writer. Addictive reading. Hooray.
Doomredeemer
The Blond Ghost reveals some of the operations he was involved in. Great read. I often wonder what got redacted. He was a very special operator. He ran the Phoenix Program in Viet Nam. There is a great deal of speculation about what this program was and its given by people who are just guessing. Great book. I met his son growing up in WPB Florida.
Ynap
Ted Shackley was the blond ghost and those of us who knew him respected him.
Konetav
Reaearch
Dagdalas
Must View for anyone interested in CIA dark ops of the 50s - 80s.
Kerahuginn
Interesting overall, for history buffs.
Small Black
Fascinating story !
Forthright to a point, but only to a point. Defensive.