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The American Agent By Richard L. Holm

The American Agent

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This volume provides a memoir of a sophisticated international career officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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The American Agent: My Life in the CIA by Richard L. Holm

A career CIA officer, Dick Holm served in America's 'secret war' in Laos, then in 1965 was transferred to the Congo where he was injured in a plane crash and suffered appalling burns. This near-death experience had a profound effect on him, and after two painful years of recuperation he went to Hong Kong to run agents into China, then returned to CIA Headquarters as Chief of the Counter Terrorism Centre. In this role he played a key part in tracking down Carlos the Jackal, and when he was posted to Paris as Station Chief he participated in his arrest in the Sudan. Holm's work in Paris proved highly controversial when a French source became a double agent and compromised the CIA station, resulting in Holm's expulsion from France and his forced resignation from the Bureau. Two months later he was invited back to receive an official Medal of Commendation. Working under thirteen different heads of the CIA in theatres of operations across the world, Dick Holm's memoir is the eventful life of one of the CIA's most celebrated officers and diplomats.

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'Insightful and candid memoir... The book offers a window into a life of secrets and the reader comes away with an in-depth view of a dedicated and honest man.' Good Book Guide 'A vivid reminder of how dangerous life in the CIA Directorate of Operations can be' The Times 'An extraordinarily valuable handbook for anyone interested in intelligence, recent history and the American machinery of state' Literary Review

About Richard L. Holm


Richard L. Holm had a rich and varied international career as a distinguished officer of the CIA, and now lives in retirement near CIA headquarters in Virginia.

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GOR001286286
The American Agent: My Life in the CIA by Richard L. Holm
Richard L. Holm
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2001-05-20
560
1903608147
9781903608142
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