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Of spies and lies : a CIA lie detector remembers Vietnam, John F. Sullivan

Label
Of spies and lies : a CIA lie detector remembers Vietnam
Title
Of spies and lies
Title remainder
a CIA lie detector remembers Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
John F. Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Any serious study of the Vietnam War would be less than complete without accounting for the CIA's role in that conflict - a role that increased dramatically after the Tet Offensive in 1968." "John Sullivan was one of the CIA's top polygraph examiners during the final four years of the war in Vietnam, where he served longer and conducted more lie detector tests than any other examiner and worked with more agents than most of his colleagues. His job was to evaluate the reliability of the agency's information sources, an assignment that gave him a more intimate view of the war than was afforded most other participants." "Of Spies and Lies traces Sullivan's journey from dedication to disillusionment while serving in Southeast Asia. Although many CIA personnel lived better in Vietnam and made more money than ever before in their careers, their working conditions hindered effective intelligence gathering. A larger and far more distressing obstacle, however, was the agency's failure to send its "best and brightest" agents to Southeast Asia. On the contrary, as Sullivan notes, Vietnam became a kind of dumping ground for poor performers, alcoholics, refugees from bad marriages, and other "problem agents.""--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, John F.
Dewey number
959.704/38
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.8.M44
LC item number
S85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Of spies and lies : a CIA lie detector remembers Vietnam, John F. Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Perspectives on Vietnam -- The Agency -- On the road to Saigon -- Prime-time players -- The office -- Total immersion -- Respite and reality -- Saigon station -- Cambodia -- Operations, Vietnam style -- Diogenes in Vietnam -- Air America -- The light at the end of the tunnel -- Farewell -- Homecoming
Control code
48449780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780700611683
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Of spies and lies : a CIA lie detector remembers Vietnam, John F. Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Perspectives on Vietnam -- The Agency -- On the road to Saigon -- Prime-time players -- The office -- Total immersion -- Respite and reality -- Saigon station -- Cambodia -- Operations, Vietnam style -- Diogenes in Vietnam -- Air America -- The light at the end of the tunnel -- Farewell -- Homecoming
Control code
48449780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780700611683
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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