A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency by Richard Helms

A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency by Richard Helms

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A Look Over My Shoulder, by Richard Helms, begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up.

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A Look Over My Shoulder, by Richard Helms, begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States. Helms served on the German desk at OSS headquarters in London; subsequently, he was assigned to Allen Dulles's Berlin office in postwar Germany. On his return to Washington, Helms assumed responsibility for the OSS carryover operations in Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe. He remained in this post until the Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947. At CIA, Helms served as a division chief; as chief of operations for Frank Wisner; as deputy director for plans (operations); as deputy director; and, ultimately, as director, from 1966 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Iran later that year, and he retired from government service in January 1977. A Look Over My Shoulder focuses on subjects such as intelligence collection, covert action, the uses and misuses of intelligence, and the problems secret intelligence encounters in an open society. Helms discusses It was often thought that Richard Helms, who served longer in the Central Intelligence Agency than anyone else, would never tell his story, but here it is - revealing, news-making, and with candid assessments of the controversies and triumphs of a remarkable career.

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SKU GOR007106126
Title A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Author By (author) Richard Helms
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Presidio Press
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 496
ISBN 10 0812971086
ISBN 13 9780812971088
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A Look Over My Shoulder, by Richard Helms, begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States. Helms served on the German desk at OSS headquarters in London; subsequently, he was assigned to Allen Dulles's Berlin office in postwar Germany. On his return to Washington, Helms assumed responsibility for the OSS carryover operations in Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe. He remained in this post until the Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947. At CIA, Helms served as a division chief; as chief of operations for Frank Wisner; as deputy director for plans (operations); as deputy director; and, ultimately, as director, from 1966 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Iran later that year, and he retired from government service in January 1977. A Look Over My Shoulder focuses on subjects such as intelligence collection, covert action, the uses and misuses of intelligence, and the problems secret intelligence encounters in an open society. Helms discusses It was often thought that Richard Helms, who served longer in the Central Intelligence Agency than anyone else, would never tell his story, but here it is - revealing, news-making, and with candid assessments of the controversies and triumphs of a remarkable career.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007106126
Title A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Author By (author) Richard Helms
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Presidio Press
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 496
ISBN 10 0812971086
ISBN 13 9780812971088
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No