King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

┿ Free Format Kindle @King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea ▌ PDF Author Blaine Harden ▽ ┿ Free Format Kindle @King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea ▌ PDF Author Blaine Harden ▽ A good yarn and a timely one appearing as Americans are once again pondering the possibility of war with North Korea Mary Louise Kelly, Washington PostCompellingly told St Louis Post Dispatch A masterful work of narrative history South China Morning PostA rip roaring expos King of Spies is set in the 1940s and 50s, but the conundrum at its center is timeless do the ends of effective espionage justify the actions of dangerous men employing dubious means With 21st century America globally engaged in black operations, under questionable oversight, that question remains as pertinent today as ever Asia Times Provocative a must read Library Journal starred review Hardens Nichols is both a victim and an exemplar of a war that most Americans never debated, let alone understood Publishers Weekly An engrossing hidden history of wartime espionage, with elements of derring do and moral barbarity Harden ably connects his ominous central figure to the larger mysterious, unresolved narrative of the Korean conflict.Fascinating Kirkus ReviewsJaw droppingly good a quirky, unlikely, thrilling true story of intrigue and daring and depravity told by a master of the genre.David Maraniss, author of Once in a Great City A Detroit Story King of Spies is a dark story of espionage and evil by a wild American militaryspymaster in Korea, a tale both revelatory and tragic Blaine Harden s superb book throws open a long ignored chapter in the Korean War a compelling and disturbing read, not to be missed David E Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal Blaine Harden has now produced a fascinating trilogy of stranger than fiction books about North Korea His latest, King of Spies, is about a gay middle school dropout who was one of the few U.S officials to predict the outbreak of the Korean War and whose espionage activities had a profound impact on the course of the war.Youve probably never heard of Donald Nichols, but youll never forget him after reading King of Spies. Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea A thrilling real life spy story told by a terrific writer Tim Weiner, author of Legacy of Ashes The History of the CIA Blaine Harden has done what no one else thought to do in seven decades Hes brought us the full, secret,astonishingstory of one of the most improbably powerful characters in American history, and he has done so with crystalline writing and in jaw dropping detail Steve Twomey, author of Countdown to Pearl Harbor The Twelve Days to the AttackMany accounts of the Korean War are full of mystery, hinting at horrific crimes and large scale covert operations King of Spies pierces that mystery through the story of a remarkable American operative who took his mission to mind boggling extremes The adventures that fill these pages, from bleak battlefields to the corridors of power, tell us much about how the world really works Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow America s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq Praise for The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot Blaine Harden has done than anyone else to bring North Korea to a mass audience Thrilling stuff The Washington Post A riveting book that makes the history of North Korea accessible to the general reader Wall Street Journal An eminently readable picture of our most under remembered war The Daily BeastPraise for Escape From Camp 14 Harden s book, besides being a gripping story, unsparingly told, carries a freight of intelligence about this black hole of a country Bill Keller, The New York Times A remarkable story The Wall Street Journal A riveting new biography If you want a singular perspective on what goes on inside the rogue regime, then you must read this story CNNThe New York Timesbestselling author of Escape from Camp 14returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was repairing jeeps on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the army s Counter Intelligence Corps After just three months training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater beneath the radar of MacArthur s Pacific Command Though he lacked the pedigree of most U.S spiesNichols was a 7th grade dropouthe quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon He insinuated himself into the affections of Americas chosen puppet in South Korea, President Syngman Rhee, and became a pivotal player in the Korean War, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the targets destroyed by American bombs in North Korea But Nichols s triumphs had a dark side Immersed in a world of torture and beheadings, he became a spymaster with his own secret base, his own covert army, and his own rules He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions His closeness to Rhee meant that he witnessedand did nothing to stop or even reportthe slaughter of tens of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges Nicholss clandestine reign lasted for an astounding eleven years In this riveting book, Blaine Harden traces Nichols s unlikely rise and tragic ruin, from his birth in an operatically dysfunctional family in New Jersey to his sordid postwar decline, which began when the U.S military sacked him in Korea, sent him to an air force psych ward in Florida, and subjected himagainst his willto months of electroshock therapy But King of Spies is not just the story of one American spy It is a groundbreaking work of narrative history thatat a time when North Korea is threatening the United States with long range nuclear missilesexplains the origins of an intractable foreign policy mess. 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    • Format Kindle
    • 052542993X
    • King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea
    • Blaine Harden
    • Anglais
    • 16 February 2016

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