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The Invisible Government

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Random House published The Invisible Government by David Wise & Thomas Ross in 1964, exposing the role the CIA was playing in foreign policy. This included the coups in Guatemala (Operation PBSUCCESS) & Iran (Operation Ajax) & the Bay of Pigs operation. It also revealed the CIA's attempts to overthrow President Sukarno in Indonesia & the covert operations t ...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Published January 28th 1964 by Random House (NY) (first published January 1964)
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Erik Graff
Mar 06, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: espionage fans
Recommended to Erik by: Einar Graff
I presume my dad purchased this book when it came out in '64. In any case, it was up at his mother's cottage in Michigan the next summer. Being a fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond books and being only a junior high schooler, I was drawn to it.

This was the first serious book I ever read about the espionage establishments of the U.S.A. and was, with its revelations of the illegal activities of our government, quite an eye-opener. It probably contributed to my transition from being an apologist for U
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Drew
Pretty good exposé on the CIA's early shenanigans.
Timothy Champney
All the press about NSA is really nothing new.
Feliks
Fantastic reference. Just astounding.
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