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American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond Hardcover – February 1, 2007
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No one should be surprised that E. Howard Hunt, master spy, OSS agent and soldier of fortune, WW-II vet, Bay of Pigs "line manager," rogue dirty tricks handyman, Watergate Plumber, burglar and break-in artist, Presidential blackmailer, spy novelist, CIA paymaster for the JFK conspiracy, and Secretary of State of our "Shadow Government," would be unwilling to tell the truth about his exploits. What a pity though, since E. Howard Hunt had so much to tell us and presided over such an interesting if not a definitive part of U.S. history. Now apparently that job must be left to the renegade published tract (to be found on the web) produced by his son St. John Hunt, called "Bond of Secrecy."
Rather amazingly, "Bond of Secrecy" covers all of the same ground that this book covers but with an entirely different twist and with entirely different conclusions: Unlike in the current book, where the JFK assassination is conveniently overlooked altogether, in Bond of Secrecy, Hunt actually admits being on the periphery of the JFK assassination, as LBJ, Cord Meyer, David Atlee Phillips, William Harvey, Antonia Vinciano -- with Lucien Sarti and Lee Harvey Oswald - as the shooters, carrying out the JFK Assassination.
And while this book depicts E. Howard Hunt as a superstar of the "shadow world;" Bond of Secrecy reveals him to be a lot less: as a bitter man who goes down with a sinking immoral ship.
In his son's book, but not in this one, E.Read more ›
Maybe these contradictions are due to his long career in CIA and other post that required deceitful and duplicitus words and actions. Whatever the reason this is still a book worth reading.
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Interesting take from E. Howard Hunt, who's exploits read like a Spy Novel.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book fills in a lot of gaps left open by the Bay of Pigs, the assassination of JFK, and Watergate, but there is no smoking gun here. It's a believably account of E. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
As someone who has read several books about the Eisenhower/Nixon era, I really enjoyed this book. Hunt has terriffic recollection and provides detailed descriptions of his life as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by cb
This is a must read for anyone interested in the C.I.A., Watergate and the JFK assassination. While E. Read morePublished 16 months ago by W Bruce Robb L7 Productions Inc.
Interesting read, but Hunt was so deceptive in his life the reader does not know what is true and what is unture.Published 21 months ago by Markest
An eyewitness to the selling out of Cuba to a tyrant by the United States of AmericaPublished 23 months ago by Rafael B.
as I think from reading that HH was involved with the killing of JFK I was foolish that he would say this. His family has said this contrary to his accountPublished on April 24, 2014 by johnd
So let me get this straight. Hunt says that William F. Buckley Jr. resigned from the Political and Psychological Warfare division of the CIA, where he was helping to publish right... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Lawrence Curcio