An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful--and secretive--colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.
America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials--including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles's wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials--Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures.
Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA--which he used to further his public and private agendas--were dark times in American politics. Calling himself "the secretary of state of unfriendly countries," Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients--colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
An expose of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil's Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state--and the battle for America's soul.
From the founder of Salon and the author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers, an explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful and secretive colossus in Washington.
America s greatest untold story: the United States rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA.
Drawing on revelatory new materials including recently discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles s wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials David Talbot reveals the underside of one of America s most towering and influential figures.
Dulles s decade as the director of the CIA was a dark period in American politics. The spymaster saw himself as above the nation s laws and elected leaders, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients colluding with Nazi war criminals and Mafiosi in the process. Talbot charges that Dulles utilized the same ruthless tactics he employed abroad targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims to further his goals at home, and offers shocking new evidence regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
An expose of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil s Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state and the battle for America s soul.
Advance Praise for The Devil s Chessboard
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 Reviews, starred review
Praise for Brothers
A fearless, passionate, angry book . . . the story of how the Kennedy brothers tried to change the world. The New York Times Book Review
David Talbot s riveting account of the Kennedy administration is heavy drama . . . brilliant journalism. People, Critic s Choice review"
Описание: Attempts at understanding the nature, inner life, mission and purpose of the Church have often resulted in the application of certain empirical models and the assumption of sometimes directly opposing positions. From his research findings, the author agrees with Avery Dulles that the exclusive leaning towards any one particular model gives rise to a defective ecclesiology. In Dulles' objectively critical and dialectical approach to important and sometimes controversial ecclesiological issues lie the impulses for a balanced and fruitful theology of the Church for the African continent. The African choice of The Church as Family of God needs therefore to be complemented by other traditional images if African ecclesiology is to avoid the pitfalls of a one-sided theology of the Church.
Автор: Dubofsky, Melvyn Dulles, Foster Rhea Название: Labor in america ISBN: 0882959980 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780882959986 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3527 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Dulles, Avery Название: Church and society ISBN: 0823228622 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780823228621 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 6953 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A collection of talks given by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, that take up questions surrounding human rights, faith and evolution, forgiveness, the death penalty, the doctrine of religious freedom, the population of hell, and a whole array of theological subjects, many of which intersect with culture and politics.
Автор: Dulles, Avery Название: Models of the Church ISBN: 0385133685 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385133685 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
There is today a dramatic reexamination of structure, authority, dogma -- indeed, every aspect of the life of the Church is held up to scrutiny. Welcoming this as a sign of vitality, Avery Dulles has carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, or "models," through which the Church's character can be understood: as Institution, Mystical Communion, Sacrament, Herald, Servant, and, in a recent addition to the book, as Community of Disciples. A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each. "The method of models or types," observes Cardinal Dulles, "can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others... Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses."
This new edition includes a new Appendix and Preface by the author.
A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world
During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies--many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
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