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eBook Casey: The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey: from the OSS to the CIA ePub

by Joseph E. Persico

  • ISBN: 0670823422
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Joseph E. Persico
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 601
  • ePub book: 1610 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1216 kb
  • Other: lrf doc txt lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 863

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Casey is probably the most controversial person to ever lead the CIA. Persico does a fantastic job on this biography, building up from the various parts of his life that . And there are without question secrets that he took to the grave

Casey is probably the most controversial person to ever lead the CIA. Persico does a fantastic job on this biography, building up from the various parts of his life that made him the man he was. He covers everything from college sports, to OSS service, to his financial brilliance. Casey was a devoted public servant and incredibly smart. And there are without question secrets that he took to the grave. This book tells the tale of a flawed patriot, a fierce believer in the American Way and in the role of espionage in the modern world. Casey may have had little regard for the rule of law, but he brought US intelligence to a new level. He was such a unique person; this book is a great read.

William J. Casey, a central figure in the World War II spy operations of CIA precursor OSS, had a successful . Casey, a central figure in the World War II spy operations of CIA precursor OSS, had a successful career as a tax lawyer and inventor of the tax shelter, as chair of the Securities & Exchange Commission, and as Reagan's campaign manager. Had it not been for the Iran-Contra scandal, Casey's tenure as CIA director might have been masterful. Casey is probably the most controversial person to ever lead the CIA.

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The life of Casey is full of drama - entertaining, sad, tragic and rich

The life of Casey is full of drama - entertaining, sad, tragic and rich. The insight into his control of politics and foreign policy alone make reading the book worth it. 0. Report. Read About the REAL Reagan Foreign Policy Force. com User, August 4, 2004. Recently Viewed and Featured. Casey, a central figure in the World War II spy operations of CIA precursor OSS, had a. . In this authorized biography, Persico challenges Bob Woodward's rather harsh interpretation of Casey in Veil ( LJ 12/87), especially criticizing Woodward's covert visit to Casey's hospital bedside.

Persico has done a wonderful job of capturing Casey’s magnificent complexity and intellectual voraciousness. Oddly enough the best quote in there, part of a really excellent over-all description of why the DO does not succeed, comes from Herb Meyer when he was a special assistant to Casey: These guys have built a system that shuts them off from any intelligence except what you can steal. These people needed to be reconnected to reality.

From the OSS to the CIA. By Joseph E. Persico

From the OSS to the CIA. Persico. High on the list of suspects was William J. Casey, the mumbling, buccaneering cold warrior who ran Ronald Reagan's Central Intelligence Agency. In December, a stroke incapacitated him. Casey died five months later, his lips forever sealed just as the Iran-contra hearings began. This Allen Drury-style plot twist probably did more than anything else in Casey's life to infuse it with legend. It is possible that by allowing what the Director of Central Intelligence may have told the President about the Iran-contra affair to remain a mystery, Casey's death might have kept Mr. Reagan.

Casey: The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey-From the Oss to the CIA (1991)

Casey: The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey-From the Oss to the CIA (1991). Casey was featured prominently in Bob Woodward's book Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA. (ISBN 0-671-60117-2). Casey's role in the Afghanistan War in Steve Coll's book Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. Published October 1, 1991 by Penguin (Non-Classics). United States, United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Biography, Intelligence officers, Protected DAISY. Casey-From the Oss to the CIA" (1991) Casey was featured prominently in Bob Woodward's book "Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA" (ISBN 0-671-60117-2). Casey's role in the Afghanistan War in Steve Coll's book "" (ISBN 1-59420-007-6).

A biography of Ronald Reagan's CIA director reveals the history of the man at the center of Reagan's foreign policy, tracing his journey from poverty to wealth, power and scandal

Comments

Qwne Qwne
Mr. Casey has turned out to be the most interesting person I've read about recently. While I may not agree with all of his choices, he demonstrates time and time again that one can manifest his own destiny - almost.
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
A+
Yozshubei Yozshubei
I like the book. Interesting read about an interesting man.
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This was a great view of an interesting character in American history. The life of Casey is full of drama - entertaining, sad, tragic and rich. The insight into his control of politics and foreign policy alone make reading the book worth it.
Anyshoun Anyshoun
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Xig Xig
Good Read, received in great condition as indicated.
Gavirgas Gavirgas
Yes, I believe in this kind of murdering goes on in the world. Christianly who would be alive with out it.
This book is hard-hitting but fair. Casey was a brilliant, albeit, enigmatic and complex man. This books provides a fascinating portrait not only of him, but a template for better understanding the turbulent epoch of the Cold War.