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South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1994. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 23 cm. xxx, , 251,  pages. Introduction by Col. David Hackworth. Publisher's Note. Footnotes. Appendix. Sources and Notes. Index. The author was a CIA officer who attempted to expose the numbers-rigging being done by the intelligence community and politicians in the late 1960's to persuade the public (and each other) that the Vietnam war was being won. In the fall of 1967, political and military leaders in Washington said the Vietnam War was approaching “the crossover point”: More Viet Cong soldiers were dying in battle each week than could be recruited. CIA analyst Sam Adams, however, was insisting the good news was an illusion. His estimates of enemy ranks and morale varied wildly from those being released by military intelligence for public consumption, and for use by commanders in the field. Adams’ findings indicated the war was unwinnable, and when US leaders failed to acknowledge basic facts, he knew the intelligence was being politicized. From inside the CIA and then after quitting the agency in 1973, Adams embarked on a one-man crusade to expose the truth. He loved intelligence work, and his enthusiasm for it shines throughout this illuminating memoir. Thanks to Adams, newsman Mike Wallace produced his influential CBS News documentary “The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception;” General William Westmoreland was called to account, and his book dramatizes in clear, compelling prose how America’s involvement in Southeast Asia became such a tragedy.
Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart Inc., 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 400 pages. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and is in a plastic sleeve. Slightly cocked. Philip Burnett Franklin Agee (July 19, 1935 – January 7, 2008) was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and writer, best known as author of the 1975 book, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, detailing his experiences in the CIA. Agee joined the CIA in 1957, and over the following decade had postings in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. After resigning from the Agency in 1968, he became a leading opponent of CIA practices. A co-founder of CovertAction Quarterly, he died in Cuba in January 2008. Agee became something of a minor celebrity in the United Kingdom after the publication of Inside the Company. He revealed the identities of dozens of CIA agents in the CIA London station. After numerous requests from the American government as well as an MI6 report that blamed Agee's work for the execution of two MI6 agents in Poland, a request was put in to deport Agee from the UK. Although Agee fought this and was supported by MPs, journalists, and private citizens, he eventually departed from the UK on June 3, 1977, and traveled to the Netherlands. Agee was also eventually expelled from the Netherlands, France, West Germany and Italy. Agee was accused by U.S. President George H. W. Bush of being responsible for the death of Richard Welch, a Harvard-educated classicist who was murdered by the Revolutionary Organization 17 November while heading the CIA Station in Athens.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2009. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. viii, 423,  pages. Illustrations. Notes Glossary. Notes. Index. Matthew M. Aid, was a onetime intelligence analyst and researcher who drew on his “obsession” with the National Security Agency in writing a history of the secretive intelligence organization and also revealed that once-public documents at the National Archives were quietly being reclassified and taken off the shelves. Mr. Aid became a Russian-language expert in the Air Force. He spent a year in a military jail and received a discharge for bad conduct. Close acquaintances said he worked for a time as an NSA analyst and spent at least 15 years as a researcher for global investigative organizations, including Investigative Mr. Aid was particularly interested in the NSA, the country’s largest intelligence organization, which is based at Fort Meade, Md. He spent years working on a history of the agency, filing hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests, before publishing his study, “The Secret Sentry,” in 2009.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 368,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ edges worn: small tears, small chips. Inscribed by Ambrose on half-title. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989. During the 1969-1970 academic year, he was the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The Center's first efforts, which Ambrose initiated, involved the collection of oral histories from World War II veterans about their experiences, particularly any participation in D-Day. By the time of publication of Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, in 1994, the Center had collected more than 1,200 oral histories.