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Warrior: Frank Sturgis---The CIA's #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro but Was Ambushed by Watergate

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The press called him a "real-life James Bond."

Fidel Castro called him "the most dangerous CIA agent."

History remembers him as a Watergate burglar, yet the Watergate break-in was his least perilous mission.

Frank Sturgis--usingmore than30 aliases and code names--trained guerilla armies in12 countries on three continents and spearheaded assassination plots to overthrow foreig
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Forge Books
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Boozy
Aug 22, 2011 Boozy rated it did not like it
I am soo disappointed in this. Repetitive, jumps from third person narrative to first person. Poorly researched. I mean really? his military records are gone? No its called the FOIA. While interesting to hear that Frank Sturgis supposedly taught Che and Fidel everything they knew. Not really supported by anything.

I do find the life of Sturgis to be interesting, especially if he did actually steal the planes from Fidel as well as used the Beards money to finance attacks against him. I do find so
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John
Sep 14, 2011 John rated it liked it
Crazy book. Not so much written as dictated by a couple of guys as if they were telling you this yarn over a couple of beers. Repetitive, poorly researched, biased, chock full of factual errors...and fascinating. Doubt Sturgis was ever the CIA's #1 anything, but he led a heck of a life. And he apparently did have access to a lot of important people. Despite the writing you have to wade through, it is amazing to read just how much 20th Century history this guy was associated with. A testament to ...more
Andy
Mar 30, 2012 Andy rated it did not like it
I hope my nephew will write a fictional and glorified account of my life someday.

This PR biography attempts to re-write history, ignoring some of the most basic and important items in the life of Frank Sturgis, including an affair with Morita Lorenz, who plays a central role. The writing is hyperbolic, and often blatantly inaccurate.

Frank Sturgis failed at killing Castro, which was his main goal in life. He failed at the Watergate burglary, which is why he is most known. If he was involved in k
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Nathan Albright
Apr 20, 2016 Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing
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Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Like many people, I have at least a mild fondness for adventure novels [1] as well as adventuresome true-life stories [2], and this is definitely an adventuresome real-life story. It is, however, for all of its panache and adventure a story that is somewhat troubling as well, both on strictly personal as well as societal grounds. This is not the fault of the authors, who engage in their task with the rigor of historians and with the honesty of friend ...more
Scott Holstad
May 03, 2015 Scott Holstad rated it it was ok
This book is about a legend in the subject's own mind. And perhaps the co-authors'. And perhaps even a few others. But he's really not all that. This book is poorly researched, is largely hearsay, is mostly guided by the nephew of the subject, who lived with him for awhile and is one of the co-authors, and seems spurious at best.

Sturgis joined the Marines in WWII and fought in the Pacific, winning several decorations. He was later stationed in Europe after the war. This is where he began spying
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Matt
Apr 09, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it
I liked this book. Story told by a Nephew on Frank Sturgis who clearly had a pretty incredible life. Connections to Castro, the Kennedy Assasination, Watergate, etc. Pretty incredible.

Read is solid but not spectacular.

I would say 3.5 stars.
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