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The Resource Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954, Nick Cullather ; with a new introduction by the author and an Afterword by Piero Gleijeses

Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954, Nick Cullather ; with a new introduction by the author and an Afterword by Piero Gleijeses

Label
Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954
Title
Secret history
Title remainder
the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954
Statement of responsibility
Nick Cullather ; with a new introduction by the author and an Afterword by Piero Gleijeses
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1992, the Central Intelligence Agency hired the young historian Nick Cullather to write a history (classified "secret" and for internal distribution only) of the Agency's Operation PBSUCCESS, which overthrew the lawful government of Guatemala in 1954. Given full access to the Agency's archives, he produced a vivid insider's account, intended as a training manual for cover operators, detailing how the CIA chose targets, planned strategies, and organized the mechanics of waging a secret war. In 1997, during a brief period of open disclosure, the CIA declassified the history with remarkably few substantive deletions. The New York Times called it "an astonishingly frank account ... which may be a high-water mark in the agency's openness." Here is that account, with new notes by the author which clarify points in the history and add newly available information." "This book reveals how the legend of PBSUCCESS grew, and why attempts to imitate it failed so disastrously at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 and in the Contra war in the 1980's. The Afterword traces the effects of the coup of 1954 on the subsequent unstable politics and often violent history of Guatemala."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cullather, Nick
Dewey number
327.1273/07281/09045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1466.5.A688
LC item number
C85 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gleijeses, Piero
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Arbenz Guzmán, Jacobo
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • United States
  • Guatemala
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Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954, Nick Cullather ; with a new introduction by the author and an Afterword by Piero Gleijeses
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-136) 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: a culture of destruction -- Foreword to the CIA edition -- America's backyard -- Reversing the trend -- Sufficient means -- The sweet smell of success -- Appendices -- Afterword: the culture of fear Piero Gleijeses -- Index
Control code
ocm40926605
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xl, 142 p.
Isbn
9780804733106
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99024849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)40926605
Label
Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954, Nick Cullather ; with a new introduction by the author and an Afterword by Piero Gleijeses
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-136) 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: a culture of destruction -- Foreword to the CIA edition -- America's backyard -- Reversing the trend -- Sufficient means -- The sweet smell of success -- Appendices -- Afterword: the culture of fear Piero Gleijeses -- Index
Control code
ocm40926605
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xl, 142 p.
Isbn
9780804733106
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99024849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)40926605

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