Ideal Man The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War
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Written with a clear nod to spy thrillers and Graham Greene's novels, New RepublicSpecial Correspondent Joshua Kurlantzick unravels the fascinating story behind the unsolved murder of the CIA's top agent at the height of the Cold War. He spins out the whole early history of the CIA, America's long battle to control the course of world history, and the developing world's strong distrust of American intervention. Jim Thompson arrived in Asia after WWII as one of many eager young Ivy Leaguers ready to remake the world under Bill Donovan's leadership at the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA. From his post in Thailand, Thompson came to be the top CIA agent in the region, advising the Unites States…
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/20/2012
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall