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How the CIA Played America

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674032569

Publication Date: 05/01/2009


384 pages

25 haftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. Innocents’ Clubs: The Origins of the CIA Front
  • 2. Secret Army: Émigrés
  • 3. AFL-CIA: Labor
  • 4. A Deep Sickness in New York: Intellectuals
  • 5. The Cultural Cold War: Writers, Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers
  • 6. The CIA on Campus: Students
  • 7. The Truth Shall Make You Free: Women
  • 8. Saving the World: Catholics
  • 9. Into Africa: African Americans
  • 10. Things Fall Apart: Journalists
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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