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Agee, Marchetti, Ayers and other CIA agents who "came in from the cold"


Len Colby
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I remember reading Philip Agee's CIA DIARY years ago. I always wanted to read Marchetti's book but never got around to it. I've also read on the Net about Bradley Ayers. I'm interested in other ex-CIA, NSA, FBI agents who have written "tell all " books. I know there are several..

What books/websites do members of this forum recomend?

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I remember reading Philip Agee's CIA DIARY years ago. I always wanted to read Marchetti's book but never got around to it. I've also read on the Net about Bradley Ayers. I'm interested in other ex-CIA, NSA, FBI agents who have written "tell all " books. I know there are several..

What books/websites do members of this forum recomend?

John Stockwell's In Search of Enemies (1978) and The Praetorian Guard: The US Role in the New World Order (1991).

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKstockwellJ.htm

Victor Marchetti's The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (1973)

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmarchetti.htm

For the FBI read William Turner's Hoover's FBI: The Men and the Myth (1970) and Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA and Other Tales (2001). William is a member of this Forum and will be willing to answer your questions.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKturnerW.htm

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Robert Baer wrote See No Evil, a revealing book about his undercover ops in the mid-east. It is the basis for the new Clooney film, Syriana.

Frank Snepp wrote Decent Interval, about the CIA's role in the fall of Vietnam. This book resulted in a lawsuit.

Then, of course, there are memoirs by Joseph Burkholder Smith, Howard Hunt, David Atlee Phillips, William Colby, Lyman Kirkpatrick, Richard Bissell, Ted Shackley, Cord Meyer, Richard Helms, Gray Lynch, Felix Rodriguez, etc... While generally supportive of the CIA, these books are nevertheless quite revealing (and often negative) about the government in general. Finally, there's Trento's The Secret History of the CIA, in which Trento serves as a mouthpiece for Angleton and others. Much of it is quite revealing, and not exactly pro-USA.

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