Description : Allen Dulles was at the forefront of building a U.S. spy service long before WWII and was the driving force behind the CIA.
Description : A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
Description : For three years during World War II, future Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles commanded the OSS mission in Bern, Switzerland. From Hitler's Doorstep provides an annotated selection of his reports to Washington from 1942 to 1945. Dulles was a leading source of Allied intelligence on Nazi Germany and the occupied nations. The messages presented in this volume were based on information received through agents and networks operating in France, Italy, Austria, Eastern Europe, and Germany itself. They deal with subjects ranging from enemy troop strength and military plans to political developments, support of resistance movements, secret weapons, psychological warfare, and peace feelers. The Dulles reports reveal his own vision of grand strategy and presage the postwar turmoil in Europe. One of the largest collections of OSS records ever published, these telegrams and radiotelephone transmissions from the National Archives provide an exciting account of the course of the European war, offer insight on the development of American intelligence, and illuminate the origins of the Cold War. They will interest diplomatic and military historians as well as specialists on modern Europe. This volume is almost unique as document-based intelligence history and serves as a badly needed bridge between diplomatic history and intelligence studies.
Description : Kerstin von Lingen shows how Nazi SS-General Karl Wolff avoided war crimes prosecution because of his role in "Operation Sunrise," negotiations conducted by high-ranking American, Swiss, and British officials - in violation of the Casablanca agreements with the Soviet Union - for the surrender of German forces in Italy. Von Lingen suggests that the Cold War started already with "Operation Sunrise," and helps us understand rollback operations thereafter: one was the failure of justice and selective prosecution for high ranking Nazi criminals. The Western Allies not only failed to ensure cooperation between their respective national war crimes prosecution organizations, but in certain cases even obstructed justice by withholding evidence from the prosecution.
Description : "Grose has produced what must be the most comprehensive account to date of the CIA's deeds and misdeeds during the cold-war years. It makes an absorbing story". -- (London) Sunday Times
Description : International intrigue, varied love affairs, and clandestine operations to topple governments all marked the life of Allen Dulles (1893-1969) who is regarded as the keystone figure in the history of American intelligence. Dulles was appointed as the first civilian director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1953 (previous directors had been military officers) and was a member of the Warren Commission which investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. This definitive biography goes beyond the life of this one fascinating man, and documents the creation of a massive intelligence network and the development of the United States into a super power. Dulles' influence on intelligence gathering and covert activities still resonates today.
Description : 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.
Description : Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show-trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA. Never tried, Field and his wife were imprisoned in Budapest until 1954, then granted political asylum in Hungary, where they lived out their sterile last years. This new biography takes a fresh look at Field's relationship with Dulles, and his role in the Alger Hiss affair. It sheds fresh light upon Soviet espionage in the United States and Field's relationship with Hede Massing, Ignace Reiss and Walter Krivitsky. It also reassesses how the increasingly anti-Semitic East European show-trials were staged and dissects the 'lessons" which Stalin sought to convey through them.
Description : If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late twentieth century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles's The Craft of Intelligence. This classic of spycraft is based on Allen Dulles's incomparable experience as a diplomat, international lawyer, and America's premier intelligence officer. Dulles was a high-ranking officer of the CIA's predecessor--the Office of Strategic Services--and was present at the inception of the CIA, where he served eight of his ten years there as director. Here he sums up what he learned about intelligence from nearly a half-century of experience in foreign affairs. In World War II his OSS agents penetrated the German Foreign Office, worked with the anti-Nazi underground resistance, and established contacts that brought about the Nazi military surrender in North Italy. Under his direction the CIA developed both a dedicated corps of specialists and a whole range of new intelligence devices, from the U-2 high-altitude photographic plane to minute electronic listening and transmitting equipment. Dulles reveals much about how intelligence is collected and processed, and how the resulting estimates contribute to the formation of national policy. He discusses methods of surveillance, and the usefulness of defectors from hostile nations. His knowledge of Soviet espionage techniques is unrivaled, and he explains how the Soviet State Security Service recruited operatives and planted "illegals" in foreign countries. He spells out not only the techniques of modern espionage but also the philosophy and role of intelligence in a free society threatened by global conspiracies. Dulles also addresses the Bay of Pigs incident, denying that the 1961 invasion was based on a CIA estimate that a popular Cuban uprising would ensue. This account is enlivened with a wealth of personal anecdotes. It is a book for readers who seek wider understanding of the contribution of intelligence to our national security.
Description : Based on explosive new evidence, bestselling author David Talbot tells 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.
Description : 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
Description : Was the great granddaughter and second great grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson involved in the assassination of the JFK Assassination? Michael and his mother Ruth Forbes Paine (aka. Mrs. Arthur Young) was tied to Henry Luce, Allen Dulles and to Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1953, ten years before JFK's fall, Allen Dulles is working with George de Mohrenschildt's father-in-law and his brother Dimitri Von Mohrenschildt. This volume contains a thorough examination of the compelling evidence linking Ruth Paine, Henry and Clare Luce, Prescott Bush and Allen Dulles' ties to Mary Bancroft. Bancroft was the lover of both Henry Luce and Allen Dulles simultaneously and was the long-time friend of the mother of Oswald's benefactors prior to the assassination. Bancroft worked on the WWII assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler. The evidence proves that Dulles was involved in the cover-up of the JFK assassination. Two chapters have been added on, as of November 1998. These are Dimitri Von Mohrenschildt's ties to Ruth (Forbes) Paine and her husband, Arthur Young. Young invented the Bell helicopter, and made a fortune off of it in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Young worked closely with Joseph Mashman, who was LBJ's pilot. Mr. and Mrs. Young were the parents of Michael and Ruth (Hyde) Paine, Lee Harvey Oswald's landlords and benefactors, at the time of the JFK assassination. John Forbes Kerry is a cousin to Ruth (Forbes) Paine and Michael Paine. They call him JFK, II. See President Kennedy sitting in chair while a young Forbes looks on.
Description : 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!
Description : On April 17, 1945, Adolph Hitler sent a memorandum to a German general who wanted to fall back to a more advantageous position in Northern Italy: "The Führer expects the utmost steadfastness to defend every inch of the North Italian area entrusted to your command. I desire to point out the serious consequences for all those higher commanders who do not carry out the Führer's orders to the last word." Such was Adolph Hitler's insane directive and unambiguous threat to anyone who contemplated anything other than Hitler's last-man defense. But Allen Dulles, who worked in Switzerland for "Wild Bill" Donovan's OSS-the precursor to the CIA-was conducting Operation Sunrise, a secret plot to effect the surrender of Nazi and Fascist troops in Italy. Dulles guided the delicate, top-secret negotiations in Switzerland. In an immediate, personal, and page-turning narrative that has all the hallmarks of a suspense novel, Dulles reveals the extraordinary details of one of the most successful intelligence operations of all time. In The Secret Surrender, Dulles re-creates the climate of paranoia and terror that paralyzed the German top military command, vividly conveying the hidden antagonisms of important Nazis concerned for their personal safety. He describes the hazards of keeping channels of communication with the SS general in Italy who defied Hitler's "scorched earth" command, and recounts the tension-packed weeks during which Allied support of the surrender plan was secured in spite of Stalin's plot to wreck the enterprise. The Secret Surrender conveys the breathless excitement of a fictional thriller, and furnishes valuable firsthand insight into one of the most dramatic events in World War II.
Description : Biographical profiles cast light on John Foster's impact in the areas of law and foreign affairs, Allen's experiences as a junior diplomat and intelligence officer, and their sister Eleanor's expertise in international economics and German and Austrian af
Description : Presents an exposâe of the CIA in which the author accuses the organization of using brutal tactics to maintain security during the Cold War, including sabotaging the Eisenhower-Khrushchev talks and assassinating President Kennedy to keep the United States in Vietnam.
Description : Discusses the history, organization, activities, controversies, and key events and people of the Central Intelligence Agency.