The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
A tremendous resource of breathtaking depth and clarity. Talbot builds on the now decades-old body of research — initiated by investigative reporters Tom Mangold (“Cold Warrior”) and David Wise (“Molehunt”), and largely developed by assassination researchers James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease (“The Assassinations”) — and adds groundbreaking new information.
Talbot focuses extensively on James Jesus Angleton, the shadowy counterintelligence figure at the heart of the domestic assassinations of The Devil’s Ches... Best Price: $4.05 Buy New $8.05 (as of 07:00 EST - Details) the 1960s, and examines the inner-workings of Dulles’ ambitious (and dastardly) plot to consolidate and control global political power.
“The Devil’s Chessboard” is a startling and revelatory masterwork. In terms of easy-to-access assassination research, this book is second only to James Douglass’ “JFK and the Unspeakable.” In terms of biographies of Dulles and Angleton, two of history’s most infamous figures, this work is second to none.
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