The Devil's Chessboard - David Talbot [CDRip (327 MP3)]

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The Devil's Chessboard - David Talbot [CDRip (327 MP3)]

The Devil's Chessboard - David Talbot [CDRip (327 MP3)]
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An Amazon Best Book of October 2015: co-founder David Talbot's The Devil's Chessboard paints a riveting but unflattering picture of longtime CIA chief Allen Dulles (and of his Secretary of State brother, John Foster Dulles) in a nonfiction account covering decades of espionage, questionable tactics, and outright conspiracy. Heaping detail after detail into a dense but fast-flowing account, Talbot has written a book that reads like part Cold War history and part Tom Clancy novel. Both brothers protected the rich and powerful. Both felt they could act outside the rules. Both feared the Soviets and would do seemingly anything to oppose them. Readers will be glad these men are gone, even as they drink up every word written about them. And some will wonder if others have quietly taken their place.--Chris Schluep
"This year's best spy thriller isn't fiction - it's history.... By the time ‘The Devil's Chessboard' eventually climaxes with the events that unfolded in Dallas in 1963, Talbot's argument that Dulles had both the power and temperament to execute such a Description is more than believable." (Salon)

"A Cold War villain of realpolitik whose successes and blunders were unrivaled. As framed by Talbot, Dulles's extra-legal interventions, coups, slush funds, and ex-Nazi collaborations were as much pro-corporate as anti-Communist, more Cheneyish than Nixonian.... He'd fit right into our globalized, subcontracted, and hypersurveilled era." (New York Magazine)

"Dulles is unmasked as the backstage manipulator of US policy (foreign and domestic) from the Cold War up to his skillful defense of the highly suspect Warren Commission report. Those who scoff at conspiracy theories might have a change of mind after reading this book." (Boston Globe, Pick of the Week)

"A frightening biography of power, manipulation, and outright treason...The story of Allen Dulles and the power elite that ran Washington, D.C., following World War II is the stuff of spy fiction...All engaged American citizens should read this book and have their eyes opened." (Kirkus, starred review)

"A damning biography-of the CIA's longest standing director-and an exposé of American politics.... One would be hard pressed to find a book that is better at evoking the strange and apocalyptic atmospherics of the early Cold War years in America.... Neither le Carré nor Graham Greene could do any better." (Daily Beast)

"Offers a portrait of a black-and-white Cold War-era world full of spy games and nuclear brinkmanship." (Mother Jones)

"This aptly titled book portrays Allen Dulles as the dark prince of the Cold War who manipulated the media, deceived presidents, helped stir up coups... [and might] have been involved in Kennedy's assassination. Readers who enjoy espionage's dark history will have a tough time putting this book down." (Library Journal)

# Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition (October 13, 2015)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1504645707
# ISBN-13: 978-1504645706
# Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 2 inches
# Length 25:26:15

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Performer : David Talbot
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Recorded date : 2015
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