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The Resource Mafia spies : the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro, Thomas Maier

Mafia spies : the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro, Thomas Maier

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Mafia spies : the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro
Title
Mafia spies
Title remainder
the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro
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Thomas Maier
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Mafia Spies is the definitive account of America's most remarkable espionage plots ever--with CIA agents, mob hitmen, "kompromat" sex, presidential indiscretion, and James Bond-like killing devices together in a top-secret mystery full of surprise twists and deadly intrigue. In the early 1960s, two top gangsters, Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, were hired by the CIA to kill Cuba's Communist leader, Fidel Castro, only to wind up murdered themselves amidst Congressional hearings and a national debate about the JFK assassination. Mafia Spies revolves around the outlaw friendship of these two mob buddies and their fascinating world of CIA spies, fellow Mafioso in Chicago, Cuban exile commandos in Miami, beautiful Hollywood women, famous entertainers like Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack in Las Vegas, Castro's own spies in Havana and his double agents hidden in Florida, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI snooping, and the Kennedy administration's "Get Castro" obsession in Washington. Thomas Maier is among the first to take full advantage of the National Archives' 2017-18 release of the long-suppressed JFK files, many of which deal with the CIA's top secret anti-Castro operation in Florida and Cuba. With several new investigative findings, Mafia Spies is a spy exposé, murder mystery, and shocking true story that recounts America's first foray into the assassination business, a tale with profound impact for today's Trump era. Who killed Johnny and Sam--and why wasn't Castro assassinated despite the CIA's many clandestine efforts?"--Jacket flaps
  • In the early 1960s two top gangsters, Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, were hired by the CIA to kill Cuba's Communist leader, Fidel Castro, only to wind up murdered themselves amidst Congressional hearings and a national debate about the JFK assassination. Maier takes full advantage of the National Archives' 2017-18 release of the long-suppressed JFK files, many of which deal with the CIA's top secret anti-Castro operation in Florida and Cuba. The result is a spy exposé, murder mystery, and shocking true story that recounts America's first foray into the assassination business. -- adapted from jacket
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YDX
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1956-
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Maier, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.M35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Castro, Fidel
  • United States
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Spies
  • Espionage
  • Assassination
  • Murder
  • Cuba
  • Assassination
  • Espionage
  • Mafia
  • Murder
  • Organized crime
  • Spies
  • Cuba
Label
Mafia spies : the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro, Thomas Maier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-383) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Author's note: For your eyes only -- Phase I: Plan of action. Overture : "The great game" ; A strange kind of genius ; Aiming for Fidel ; The cutout ; Spruce Goose and Brown Derby ; Mooney ; The Vegas Strip ; Havana's allure ; At the Plaza ; Fontainebleau -- Phase II: Covert operations. The secret war begins ; Bolita dreams ; Lie detectors ; Listening devices ; A thousand spies ; What would James Bond do? ; The Health Alteration Committee ; Enforcing one's will ; Hoodlum complex ; Blood in the bay ; Close but no cigar ; Agents in the shadows -- Phase III: The patriotic assassin. The second wave ; That's entertainment ; A secret is seldom safe ; Into the darkness ; Birds of prey ; Sing for your supper ; The double agent ; The black book ; Spies without portfolio ; Dangle ; Nature of the beast ; Death in the afternoon ; The stuff of legends ; Government immunity ; "Boom and bang" and bust -- Phase IV: The price of everything. A place in the sun ; Messages from home ; Prying eyes ; Blowback ; Soldiers of fortune ; Keeping the lid on ; Silencers ; Church confessions ; Missing in action ; The last one standing
Control code
on1048937962
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781510741713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937962
Label
Mafia spies : the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK, and Castro, Thomas Maier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Author's note: For your eyes only -- Phase I: Plan of action. Overture : "The great game" ; A strange kind of genius ; Aiming for Fidel ; The cutout ; Spruce Goose and Brown Derby ; Mooney ; The Vegas Strip ; Havana's allure ; At the Plaza ; Fontainebleau -- Phase II: Covert operations. The secret war begins ; Bolita dreams ; Lie detectors ; Listening devices ; A thousand spies ; What would James Bond do? ; The Health Alteration Committee ; Enforcing one's will ; Hoodlum complex ; Blood in the bay ; Close but no cigar ; Agents in the shadows -- Phase III: The patriotic assassin. The second wave ; That's entertainment ; A secret is seldom safe ; Into the darkness ; Birds of prey ; Sing for your supper ; The double agent ; The black book ; Spies without portfolio ; Dangle ; Nature of the beast ; Death in the afternoon ; The stuff of legends ; Government immunity ; "Boom and bang" and bust -- Phase IV: The price of everything. A place in the sun ; Messages from home ; Prying eyes ; Blowback ; Soldiers of fortune ; Keeping the lid on ; Silencers ; Church confessions ; Missing in action ; The last one standing
Control code
on1048937962
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781510741713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937962

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