The Resource The ghost, Jefferson Morley ; read by John Pruden

The ghost, Jefferson Morley ; read by John Pruden

Label
The ghost
Title
The ghost
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Morley ; read by John Pruden
Title variation
Ghost
Title variation remainder
the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for more than three tumultuous decades.CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most important unelected officials in the US government during the 20th century. Virtually untouchable, he operated beyond the view of the public, Congress, and even the president himself. In this gripping biography - the first in over twenty years - Jefferson Morley reveals the extent of Angleton's influence and power during his time at the CIA, from the start of World War II through to the final days of the Cold War.Mentored in the art of spy craft by British MI6 officer Kim Philby, Angleton took to a life of deception exceptionally well, rising quickly through the ranks of the CIA to become chief of counterintelligence, a position he would hold for over 20 years. A former literature student and friend to the poets Ezra Pound and TS Eliot, Angleton was now one of the most powerful men in the country, initiating programs that included the US's first foray into mass surveillance of its citizens. After it was revealed that Philby was a double agent, Angleton became obsessed with hunting for communist moles in his own organisation, a search that nearly destroyed the Agency.Yet during Angleton's seemingly lawless reign, he also proved himself to be a formidable adversary to America's enemies, acquiring a mythic stature within the CIA that continues to this day. Here, Morley uses exclusive interviews with colleagues and friends, and never-before-seen correspondence, to piece together a detailed and fascinating portrait of one of the most influential spies of our times
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Morley, Jefferson
Dewey number
327.12730092
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John Pruden
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pruden, John
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  • Angleton, James
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage, American
Target audience
adolescent
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not applicable
Label
The ghost, Jefferson Morley ; read by John Pruden
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Publication
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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stereophonic
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781681688893
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
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digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The ghost, Jefferson Morley ; read by John Pruden
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681688893
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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