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The Ghost reader Ç Hardcover ↠ jefferson morley ↠ [Ebook] ➩ The Ghost Author Jefferson Morley – The best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived Tim Weiner National Book Award winning author of Legacy of AshesA revelatory new biography of the sinister powerfulThe best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived Tim Weiner National Book Award winning author of Legacy of AshesA revelatory new biography of the sinister powerful and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for than three tumultuous decadesCIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid th century a ghost of American power From World War II to the Cold War Angleton operated beyond the view of the public Congress and even the president He unw A very thorough biography of the career of James Angleton as CIA's Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence ADDOCI from 1954 to 1975I have come to this publication through my interest in the Kennedy killings and have previously met Jefferson Morley back in 2013 when he gave a keynote lecture in Dallas and have read his 'Our Man in Mexico Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA' published in 2008 Morley also edits the internet blog 'JFK Facts' and has shown himself to be one of the circumspect researchers of the JFK caseAfter reading Michael Collins Piper's 'Final Judgement' I discovered some intriguing points involving Angleton and Israel's Mossad so I was eagerly looking forward to 'The Ghost' to discover if Morley's digging would corroborate MCP's findings He certainly did and I concur with Tim Weiner's review of Morley's stellar reporting and superb writingit's essential history and highly entertaining biographyThe skeletons in Angleton's closet rattle on and the ghost will continue to haunt those who wish to uncover the mysteries of our timePerhaps the poltergeist was Angleton's persistent belief in a Soviet 'mole' residing within CIA's Soviet Russia Division The counterintelligence chief was labelled paranoid on account of his years long mole hunt The published works of Tennent 'Pete' Bagley particularly 'Spymaster' indicate strongly that he was correct in his suspicions not only of a mole but of his belief that Soviet agent Yuri Nosenko was a false defector when he came out of the cold in 1964Professor John Newman in his multi volume work on the JFK assassination Vol III 'Into the Storm' is chasing his hypothesis that a Soviet mole within CIA was a reality and that Lee Harvey Oswald was a CIA 'dangle' when he defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 as Angleton's lure to catch the Langley traitorCIA Director William Colby performed his exorcism of 'the ghost' in 1975

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Gative reporter Jefferson Morley tells Angleton’s dramatic story from his friendship with the poet Ezra Pound through the underground gay milieu of mid century Washington to the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate scandal From the agency’s MKULTRA mind control experiments to the wars of the Mideast Angleton wielded far power than anyone knew Yet during his seemingly lawless reign in the CIA he also proved himself to be a formidable adversary to our nation’s enemies acuiring a mythic stature within the CIA that continues to this day This was a disappointment for me The author's leftist politics kept coloring his analysis of a CIA legend He kept attempting to expound his JFK assassination theories in this volume In fairness Morley writes well but his personal prejudices eliminated the believability of his conclusions

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The GhostIttingly shared intelligence secrets with Soviet spy Kim Philby a member of the notorious Cambridge spy ring He launched mass surveillance by opening the mail of hundreds of thousands of Americans He abetted a scheme to aid Israel’s own nuclear efforts disregarding US security He committed perjury and obstructed the JFK assassination investigation He oversaw a massive spying operation on the antiwar and black nationalist movements and he initiated an obsessive search for communist moles that nearly destroyed the AgencyIn The Ghost investi Among the scholarly writers on subjects related to the JFK assassination Jefferson Morley is in the top rank The Ghost is not about JFK and neither is an earlier biography by the same author Our Man in Mexico about longtime Mexico City station chief Winston Scott But for those of us who retain the conviction that JFK was murdered as the result of a conspiracy Morley's writing and research are indispensableAngleton is possibly the most peculiar of all the key titans of the CIA's early days He was undeniably powerful ruling the CIA's Counterintelligence Staff for two decades But he exhibited such blatant weirdness on so many levels it is difficult to believe even the strange characters populating the CIA would not have concluded something was desperately wrong much earlier than they did Angleton was formally removed at the beginning of 1975 by CIA Director William Colby The firing was long overdueIt is impossible to come away from reading anything in depth and serious about Angleton without concluding that he must have taken vital information on JFK's assassination to his grave What is impossible to contemplate for too long is how Yet you look at Angleton's physical appearance through the ages and you realize that something was taking a serious toll on him both physically and psychologically He looked much older than he was at the time he was removed from CI Staff Chief Something was eating away at him maybe a subconscious conscience At the end of his life he was reputed to have said something to the effect that there was a place in Hell reserved for him and his ilk What a very strange man indeed