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Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946-2005, Garthoff, Douglas F.
1 Garthoff, Douglas F. Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946-2005
Dulles, VA Potomac Books Inc. 2007 1597971170 / 9781597971171 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book shows shelf wear, bottom fore corners bumped, front flap creased.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 336 pages; "President Harry Truman created the job of director of central intelligence (DCI) in 1946 so that he and other senior administration officials could turn to one person for foreign intelligence briefings. The DCI was the head of the Central Intelligence Group until 1947, when he became the director of the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. This book profiles each DCI and explains how they performed in their community role, that of enhancingcooperation among the many parts of the nationís intelligence community and reporting foreign intelligence to the president. The book also discusses the evolving expectations that U.S. presidents through George W. Bush placed on their foreign intelligence chiefs.Although head of the CIA, the DCI was never a true national intelligence chief with control over the governmentís many arms that collect and analyze foreign intelligence. This limitation conformed to President Trumanís wishes because he was wary of creating a powerful and all-knowing intelligence chief in a democratic society. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress and President Bush decided to alter the position of DCI by creating a new director of national intelligence position with more oversight and coordination of the governmentís myriad programs. Thus this book ends with Porter Goss in 2005, the last DCI." 
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The Rosenberg Letters, Rosenberg, Julius & Ethel & Canon L. John Collins (Foreword)
2 Rosenberg, Julius & Ethel & Canon L. John Collins (Foreword) The Rosenberg Letters
London Dennis Dobson Ltd. 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, light soiling. Pages lightly tanned ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Small 8vo 7Ĺ" - 8" tall; 191 pages; A collection of the letters of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were both arrested in 1950 and charged with espionage, specifically transmitting atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. 
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Camp X  Canada's School for Secret Agents 1941 - 1945, Stafford, David
3 Stafford, David Camp X Canada's School for Secret Agents 1941 - 1945
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 0886191262 / 9780886191269 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Boards and DJ show light edge wear and scuffing. Gift notation and sticker remnant on front pastedown. Small stamp of previous owner's name bottom page edges. Light lean to book ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 327 pages; Camp X was the first secret agent training camp ever to be built in North America. Established early in the Second World War by Britainís Special Operations Executive on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario, it trained dozens of Americans and Canadians in the arts of secret war including paramilitary skills, close combat, disguise, secret ciphers, propaganda, and undercover operations.Many of the Campís graduates became secret agents in enemy-occupied Europe and Asia. Others were sent to South or Central America to counter Nazi espionage and subversion against the allied war effort. Still others worked at the Campís HYDRA radio station responsible for transmitting some of the most sensitive intelligence material to pass between secret services across the Atlantic.Based on eyewitness accounts and secret files in London, Washington, and Ottawa, the cast of this real life spy adventure also includes Sir William Stephenson (ĎIntrepidí), OSS chief ĎWild Billí Donovan, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. 
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