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During the Cold War the Soviets repeatedly played the CIA for suckers with fake defectors. During most of Angleton's career at the CIA he was head of the Counterintelligence Office that was tasked with checking out potential "sources" and defectors. The Intelligence part of the CIA resented him and his people because recruiting a Soviet-bloc intelligence agent was how you moved up in the ranks. So there was a built-in bias to buy whatever was being offered. The other problem is that the KGB succeeded in recruiting moles (traitors) in practically every major intelligence service in the US: CIA, FBI and NSA. The moles provided a feedback loop to the KGB so they knew how to suck the CIA into a deception. A mole could also (sometimes) misdirect counter-intelligence efforts.
Angleton was forced to retire in 1975 at age 58. He never found the KGB's moles. He died in about 1987, but before then he was extensively interviewed by the author. It's a well told story, albeit a little short. I've read a few books through the years in this area and the "theory of the case" in this book rings true.
One book that backs him up is Programmed to Kill by Lt. Gen.Read more ›
This book takes a candid look at the above controversy and comes down solidly on the side of Angleton. Alrich Ames (of the CIA) and Robert Hanssen (of the FBI) were two moles that betrayed America's secrets for decades and allowed the KGB to do precisely what Angleton was worried about: negate the ability of the CIA to spy on Russia, and feed America disinformation. Ames was apparently able to pass the vaunted CIA lie detector "flutter" tests, and the FBI apparently did not "flutter" Hanssen at all.Read more ›
OK, here is an update, March 14, 2014. Some people have read my review and disagree with it. They like the shorter version and maybe that they can save $1.00. However, personally I would prefer the pay the extra DOLLAR and get another seven and half chapters. If you like the shorter version, just buy the one for $5.99 and only read the first six and a half chapters!
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I bought it today (01/16/2013) and just finished reading it. Then I bought the book 'Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA' by the same author.
"James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right?" is in fact the first six and a half chapters of the second book, 'Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA', by Edward Epstein!
I would call it a SCAM BUT maybe they decided to do a shorter version so people would at least get the crux of the story. However, IF you buy the FIRST one you are only buying a portion of 'Deception: The Invisible War Between the CIA and the KGB'!
I don't know the REASON this but it IS 'word for word', with a few errors thrown in for good measure. IT is NOT a different book! So I would recommend that you buy the ebook 'Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA' and you will get this story about James Jesus Angleton, plus MORE.
I just started reading 'Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA' so I cannot review it YET, but will within the next 24 hours.
In reviewing the contents of this book I can say, it is a very interesting read, one which seems to be right on. I am a retired police officer (20+ years) and private investigator (also 20+ years).Read more ›
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Excellent book, tells a story we hopefully will never have to live through again. Or are we? James Jesus Angleton was the brother of a good friend and was such an interesting man... Read morePublished 16 days ago by smy
good and informative. Poorly edited and this becomes disruptive. Otherwise worthwhile.Published 1 month ago by frank arcuri
Content is decent--of course, I have no idea whatsoever if it's accurate, but that's beside the point. It was perfectly enjoyable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Epstein -- like so many others -- seems incapable of comprehending that Angleton was KGB super-mole at the heart of American intelligence -- a shocking revelation contained in a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by SDS
Did anyone proofread this book? It's full of punctuation and grammar errors that are just glaring. The editor should be embarrassed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by WGS
This book is dangerously misleading. It will appeal primarily to paranoid schizophrenics and revisionist historians. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Erin Cederlind
Very interesting to read about a man that headed the CIA's Counterintelligence Department. I would recommend that readers have some knowledge of the Cold War, especially the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joe W. Talley
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