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|Voices Under Berlin
- T.H.E. Hill
- The Tale of a Monterey
The 9539th does to the Secret
Cold War what the 4077th did to the Korean War
This is the tale of one
of the early skirmishes of the secret Cold War told with a pace and
a black humor reminiscent of that used by Joseph Heller (Catch-22) and
Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H*). It is set against the backdrop of the CIA
cross-sector tunnel operation in Berlin (PBJOINTLY). It is the story of
the ASA-ers who worked the tunnel, and how they fought for a sense of
purpose against boredom and the enemy both within and without.
the Author - T.H.E. Hill served at Field Station Berlin
in the mid-1970s, following a tour at Herzo Base in the early 1970s.
He is a three-time graduate of DLIWC. A collection of his short stories
received an award at the 2006 Hollywood Book Festival. He is a
member of the Military Writers Society of America.
“VOICES was a treat to read
because it accurately, amusingly, and respectfully captures—as
never before was so well done—the carefree yet dedicated attitude
of U.S. military intelligence linguists. With humor, VOICES describes
how intelligence folks successfully and honorably worked in Berlin,
as they did worldwide, to defeat the Soviets in the Cold War.” —
Bruce Ford, veteran of Field Station Berlin in the 1960s, and webmaster
of the FSB Vets Group. fsbvg.org
All T.H.E. Hill’s novels are available via http://voicesunderberlin.com/buy.html
You can read a sample at: http://voicesunderberlin.com/sample.html
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns
to Berlin - A Stasi spy on Teufelsberg?
From T.H.E. Hill— the award-winning author of Voices Under Berlin: The Tale
of a Monterey Mary—on the 50th anniversary (1963-2013) of the first permanent
buildings on Teufelsberg, the operational home of Field Station Berlin.
The Stasi Musik files on Tberg were shredded when the Berlin Wall fell, but
shredding was only secure before today’s computers. Follow along with Mike
as he tries to identify the Stasi source covernamed Musik from the reconstructs
of the shredded files. Mike Troyan got to know the divided city of Berlin
as a Monterey Mary at the Army Security Agency Field Station there. His peaceful
retirement from the CIA is derailed when he returns to post-Wall, reunified
Berlin to write a book about the Stasi, and one of the ghosts of his Berlin
past sends him to the ER to be stitched together on the evening of his first
day back. This does not bode well for his project, because this ghost is
Ilse, the mother of the Director of the Stasi Archive where Mike will be
working. She used to be Mike’s long-haired dictionary. She is clearly not
happy to see him.
The plot thickens when Mike reads his own Stasi file, and discovers that
someone was reporting on him to the Stasi while he was at the Field Station.
Standard counter-intelligence logic suggests that the Stasi source was Ilse,
but Mike does not want that to be the case, because it would mean that he
was wrong, and Security was right. He scours the darkened recesses of his
memory in search of other suspects for the title of Musik, the covername
for the Stasi asset reporting on him. Wearing his case-officer hat, Mike
imagines how easy it would have been for him to recruit each of the rogues’
gallery of characters he served with in ASA at Field Station Berlin. Then
add an IRA informant in witness protection who thinks that Mike is a hit
man sent to settle an old score. Serve stirred, not shaken in the form of
a classic espionage whodunit, garnished with a dash of moral ambiguity provided
by the people that Mike meets in his travels around Berlin who force him
to compare the Old Berlin to the New, and the CIA to the Stasi.
All T.H.E. Hill’s novels are available via http://voicesunderberlin.com/buy.html
You can read a sample at: http://voicesunderberlin.com/Reunification/sample.html
|THE NOVEL ASA
VETS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
That’s right, a crackling good novel, THE WALDENTAL GASTHAUS, has been written about ASA
men living and working at an outstation in West Germany during the
Cold War. Relive your own experiences and get involved as Greg Barnes
falls in love and has adventures that other men envy or shun. But there
are more than a dozen men at the station and all contribute both madcap
and occasionally tragic sides to this entertaining novel. You’ll find
it impossible to put down and when you’ve finished it, you’ll undoubtedly
wave it at your spouse and buddies and proudly say, "Now this was my
Autographed, first edition copies are available directly
from the author at PO Box 723, Meadview, AZ 86444. Send check or money
order for $23.00 (includes S&H) for each copy. Arizona residents
add $1.17 sales tax.
The Waldental Gasthaus by Ron McGraw (Outskirts Press, 290
PP, $19.95 + S&H) Available at the author/publisher’s web site:
through Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, etc.,
or through your local book store.
Also look for Harry Black &
The Delphi Conspiracy and Harry
Black & The Egyptian Conspiracy at Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com.
Code Break Boy - John Milmore
Intelligence in the Korean War
The only first hand authentic account of the daily
life of the young enlisted code breakers in the U.S. Army
and their amazing achievements in the Korean War. Lays bare
fascinating TOP SECRETS suppressed by NSA for over 50 years.
$19.95 Available from buybooksontheweb.com
or toll free (877)
289-2665 for more info: JohnMilmore@aol.com
This is a worthwhile book
where the author sticks to codebreaking and related
details in the Korean war. -CRYPTOLOGIA Quarterly magazine,
Published at the United States Military Academy.
your having written this book. . . I also really admire
your perseverance in getting it published.. we deserve
some visibility and recognition" - James J. K., [cryptanalyst
ASAPAC - Tokyo].
"An excellent review of code-breaking
and activities of the Army Security Agency during
the Korean War. For those who served in the ASA it
gives a good history of what it was like back then. Some of
the "numbers" and deciphering went over my head, but am
sure those who understand will probably chuckle with a smile.
With so much concern of security and "need to know" I am surprised
that this even got published as by the author's own admission,
it was an uphill battle. Pictures were a delight & pictures
of "then & now" even better. As an old printer from hotmetal
Linotype days .... as ASA LIVES! so does ETOIN SHRDLU! - Vern G - ASA LIVES!
- Don Johnson -
A captivating look at a unique moment
in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of
us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to
the authenticity. Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army
Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian. All
I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure.
I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full
bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn
their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun
in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages -
and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes
and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I.
It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus.
Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss a chance
to visit this city.
Available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/doemjo
in PDF format $14.95)
or Contact the author at: email@example.com
Sign - Cat's Paw 4-DVD Video Set
- Frank Ford -
This 4-DVD set contains some
250 video clips, 2,000 still photos and graphics, and
a 40-song soundtrack. It is approximately 6 hours long.
About half the video is on
the Crazy Cats, 509th RRGP and ASA.
The other half is on Vietnam 'lifestyle' and historical background.
NOW $35, including shipping.
Payment after delivery.
Order a 2nd Copy for $15 if ordered
at same time, if ordered later please add extra $5 for
Contact Frank Ford at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more
More details to follow on this
|Stay Safe, Buddy
- John Cheek
"A Story of Humor and Horror
from the Korean War," is based on the author's personal
experiences. Most of the characters are based on real people
and many of the actions happened exactly as described. The book has been as high as
#11 on the best-selling list at amazon.com
for the 8,000+ books listed there
from my publisher. Signed copies are available
from me with my author discount. Contact me at email@example.com. Payment by personal check,
money order or through Pay Pal. Book also available at www.publishamerica.com, Booksamillion.com,
or by telephone at 1-240-529-1031.
|Soldier Boy : At Play in
- Tim Bazzett
In 1962 when Tim Bazzett graduated
from high school he'd had enough of academia and classroom
drudgery, so he joined the army and received an education he'd
never imagined. Perhaps one of the most unlikely and inept citizen-soldiers
since Gomer Pyle, Tim somehow survives the terrors and tribulations
of basic training at "Fort Lost-in-the-Woods, Misery," and after further
training in the mysteries of Morse code in Massachusetts and Maryland,
the small-town innocent is launched overseas and into the larger world.
In Turkey he finds himself a link in the outermost defenses of America
during a Cold War he only imperfectly understands. There he sees poverty
and hatred in the faces of children and is forced to confront his own
faults and inner demons. In Germany, no longer quite so innocent, he chases
girls and dreams of being a rock star. At the heart are the characters,
friends he makes along the way. For this is ultimately a book about friendship
and about growing up.
Available later this month (Aug. '05). $16.
Contact Tim directly for sale info. firstname.lastname@example.org
or be first in line.
Send check or money order payable to:
TJ Bazzett - PO Box 282
Reed City, MI 49677-0282
or check out www.rathole.com/soldierboy
The Footlocker -
A Christmas Story
by the author of
- Don Ecker
America was fighting a Cold
War against the Soviets. It was the CIA versus the KGB, a covert
war fought to contain the struggle so that real war would never
break out. The year was 1965, just 3 years after the nation had
retreated from the nuclear nightmare that almost occurred over Soviet
missiles in Cuba. When the CIA found a supernatural creature (thought
to be mythological) in Hungary, they thought they had won. It was
a creature they thought could be contained and controlled... one
they thought they could bend to their will... a creature so horrifying,
it was only spoken about in whispers, so even the walls wouldn?t hear.
But, they forgot one important thing ... they forgot that you can never
dance with the Devil unless he calls the tune. Now, at the dawn of the
21st Century, it has escaped... and the real nightmare has only just begun.
"I served at FS Sobe,
Okinawa and then shipped over to 8th RR Phu Bai in 1971. Was at
Alpha 4 when we were overrun on 30 March 1972 at the start of the
Available on amazon.com
Sins or as an "e-book"
Contact Don for more details.
|Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior
- Dean Barrett The setting is Bangkok, Thailand.
The time is the mid-sixties. And the events are incredible. Join
Whore House Charlie, Sgt. Jigaboo, Bumbles, Blinky, Agent Orange,
Corporal Napalm, Hogbody, Butterball, Good Pork Betty, the Betel
Nut queen, Noy the Laundry Girl, Corporal Comatose, Doc Spitz and
Lieutenant Pearshape in the wackiest adventures of the Vietnam or
any other war era. A M*A*S*H-type novel set in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
This novel was optioned for film four times & came close to being
the M*A*S*H for the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, "close" only counts
in horseshoes, grenades and atomic weapons. Some movie producers
said it was "hilarious but uneven." I pointed out that so is the Old
Testament & that got published & made into a movie. Unfortunately,
that line of reasoning got me nowhere. Available on amazon.com
of a Bangkok Warrior or contact Dean himself at:
Sale is for print only, 19"X 26" image
- John Borkowitz - I served with the ASA in
Korea during the Vietnam war. I have produced a 30th Anniversary
litho print in honor of all who served during the Vietnam era
through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
I have presented a few, one to a Vietnam
Medal of Honor recipient, a former POW, V.A. Regional Center
and also V.A. hospital both in Milwaukee, WI. I also placed one
at the wall in Washington D.C. last Memorial Day.
If you are interested please let me know
and I will send more information. email@example.com
|The ASA Trilogy
ASA Trilogy” is a linked and contiguous threesome of novels of ASA
life in the ‘sixties, featuring soldiers we all knew, in places familiar
to all ASA-ers. The three novels, Involuntary Tour, Dragon Bait,
and Falloff, written by career-ASA EM, NCO, and wWarrant Officer
Robert Flanagan, display the agency and its triumphs, foibles, and full
range of attributes through the actions of an extensive cast of characters
(more than War and Peace). The novels play out in disparate and scattered
settings through the Cold War, culminating in the Viet Nam War. The humor,
dedication to duty, despair, fears, and disillusionment is all reminiscent
of assignments in those far-flung sites. With irony, with commitment to
the job conflicting with an FTA attitude in equal parts, borne out by
events and committed by individuals we all identify with, the story unfolds
over the course of the three books. The trilogy—the result of a 47-year
writing journey by the author—essentially follows the author’s path of
assignments in time and setting, but employs the device of fiction to avoid
scoffing and disbelief..
Involuntary Tour, book I of the trilogy, begins in Bad Aibling,
Germany, spring 1968, when WO1 David Winter, career ASA, married with
two children, receives orders for Viet Nam. This “second tour” disrupts
a fragile marriage, for on his first tour he had been severely wounded,
a circumstance that had threatened his marriage. Winter’s comrades, friends,
and associates Luther Brenner, Ratty Mac, Crazy Bruce, Magic Marvin and
countless others people the story. The latter half of book I is back story,
played out in Viet Nam at diverse locations in 1964-65. During the course
of progress, short flashbacks and asides are set in Korea during that earlier
war, Parris Island, S.C., at sea, Hong Kong, and CONUS. Book I ends with
the finish of Winter’s first Viet Nam tour. As with real ASA assignments,
the same people keep showing up everywhere.
Dragon Bait, book II, begins again at Bad Aibling,
taking the reader through the Czech invasion by the Russkies, late summer,
1968, and up to Winter’s deployment to Viet Nam. Then, in a series of
chapter-long flashbacks, Winter is followed as a new ASA 058 in his first
deployment to Asmara, Eritrea (Ethiopia), 1960-62. Segue to Rothwesten,
Germany, and Gartow border site, 1966-67; Winter makes warrant officer
and is transferred to Bad Aibling, and so we are back to B.A. where books
I and II began. The latter half of book II takes Winter to Viet Nam in
August 1968 and ends the last day of 1968.
Falloff, the third book of the trilogy begins
with Winter’s transfer to the 1st RRC (Avn) at Cam Ranh Bay, January 1969.
The book finds Winter and friends on CRAZY CAT missions and mishaps.
Flashback elements occur in various venues, including Bangkok, Thailand;
CONUS; Asmara, Eritrea (Ethiopia); and lesser bits; as well as one defining
segment in Hawaii, where the crisis of his marriage is not resolved, nor
his in-country affair with an Army nurse concluded. The Epilogue to book
III closes the story at the time of the drawdown of US forces in Viet Nam.
The books are available at www.Amazon.com,
as well as thousands of local book sellers and outlets. The three volumes
are each available in hardcover with dust jacket, or trade paperback.
Also, through the AuthorHouse connection, an e-book version is available.
For the best prices on printed matter, and/or for signed/inscribed copies
of one or more books, visit http://connemarapress.org,
the author’s website. Also, only on his website is afforded the opportunity
to buy the full trilogy as a unit for a reduced price. Orders may be
purchased through PayPal, or by sending a check to the author (contact
info on the site). At the website is also available, at no cost, a downloadable
Glossary of slang, jargon, abbreviations, and acronyms common to soldiers
of the period, as well as quasi-translations of any foreign language phrases
which occur throughout this series.
Tour — ISBN: 978-1-4490-1766-8 (hard cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1765-1 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1767-5 (e-book)
Dragon Bait — ISBN: 978-1-4567-3016-1 (hard cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4567-3017-8 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4567-3015-4 (e-book)
Falloff — ISBN: 978-1-4670-7295-3 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-4670-7294-6 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4670-7296-0 (e-book)
|"For fifty six years, Camp Evans,
the highly classified R&D sub post of Fort Monmouth, developed
numerous Electronic Warfare systems. Closed in the 1995 BRAC, the
site is now the home of the InfoAge Learning Center, a non-profit
organization dedicated to preserving its rich history. Mr. Robert F. Giordano, former
Director of the Electronics Warfare Laboratory and the Center for
Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition
at Camp Evans, is authoring a book "Camp Evans–The
Untold Story" which will be available in the near future.
Profits from book sales will be dedicated to InfoAge. Anyone interested
in obtaining a copy may contact ex ASA officer Lawrence R. Tormey,an
InfoAge trustee, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to him at InfoAge, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ
|Tales of the Doobop
by Richard Sobieski.
"Doobop" is nickname for Walter Holakowski,
an Army enlistee in the early 60's. Sitting on the fifty yard line of the
Cold War at a desolate listening post on the border of East Germany, Walter
experiences his transformation to manhood at the expense of his innocence.
This rowdy, raunchy account is told from his point of view running the
spectrum from drinking, sex, and youthful pranks to the gravity of the Cuban
Missile Crisis, Kennedy's assassination, and the constant fear that at
any moment, the war may turn from cold to very hot. He finally comes to
terms with his new self, including true love, and a near-death experience.
This account, based on true events, sweeps the range of emotions,
from laughter to tears; from beauty to horror. Veterans and non-veterans
of both genders will enjoy this delightful, down-to-earth story.
OF THE DOOBOP - Kindle Download at AMAZON.com
$3.99 for any other info contact
Richard at: email@example.com
you don't have a Kindle, there is a free download to your PC, You can look
at a sample, including an introduction, which appears above.
You don't need a Kindle to preview the book here at Amazon.com
|We Served In Silence by Glenn Fannin, Jr.
of Army Security Agency agents in the Vietnam War in 1968. From the draft,
basic training and spy training to the war.
Their lives and loves are exposed and the characters come together
to accomplish their missions on the ground, air and water.
The outcome of the war may depend out what may be described as "M*A*S*H"
meets "Catch 22."
Glenn K. Fannin Jr. was born at Fairborn,
Ohio (then Osborn) in 1948. "Age 66 with an eclectic, diverse background.
Soldier, policeman, fireman, construction worker, contractor, employment
agency manager, security manager, hospital non-clinical review writer,
insurance agency owner, car salesman you name it." (Author's Edge Publishing
Order at: Amazon
- We Served In Silence - Glenn Fannin
|Imposible Dream An accomplished, aging
man is preparing for yet another dream—to conduct the first known bicycle-book
tour (which will require peddling both miles and books.) Who will believe
2,500 miles is possible for a man with gravely serious medical issues—at
age sixty-five? Witnessing the lifetime spiritual journey of Vinny Pirelli,
starting at age six with his very first bicycle, you track his development
of being the only boy among many siblings, through growing pains of
adolescence and teen years. He struggles with, and represses homosexual
tendencies, putting his emotions into bicycling and writing songs.
Author: J.V. Petretta
For sale and Video trailer at: http://www.animpossibledreamstory.com
For a discounted signed copy with free US Media Mail shipping:
Mail your PRINTED NAME and address, plus $15.00 by check or money
order to: J.V. Petretta
J.V. Petretta - An Impossible Dream Story
27 Sugnet Road, Buffalo, NY 14215-2031
For questions before purchasing, email firstname.lastname@example.org For PayPal,
add $3, and send to email@example.com
For Priority Mail, add $5 For Express Mail, add $10 For shipping
outside the United States, add $15
Available on Amazon's Kindle reader, and those for which apps are provided,
and in trade paperback wherever good books are sold!
Cleawater Run introduces former public defender Woody Thomas as he takes
readers on a wild post-conviction case, in which a man faces execution,
and where neither the good guys or bad want the case re-opened--and someone
is willing to kill to hide the truth.
Ray Dix Author
TAMPA BAY BLUES
Takes you deep into the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and the unsettling
world of police interrogation techniques.
Ex-Public Defender Woody Thomas’ friend from Alcoholics Anonymous,
David Ingel, is murdered and Woody represents Robbie Battles,
a mutual friend from AA who is charged with murdering David during an
Woody turns to detective Kyle Murdock, a former Navy SEAL, for help
in an investigation that leads from the horse country of Ocala,
to suburban Tampa and the beaches of Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, Robbie
Battles has confessed to the murder, the police have a murder weapon,
and David's beautiful widow has a snub-nosed .38 Special and a passion
Ray Dix Author
Weapon - Ian Carter
Many of the events in the story associated with the Army Security Agency
(ASA) actually happened as part of operations in Radio Research. The Infantry
patrols were a combination of stories told to me by friends in Special Forces
& Long Range Patrols. What I read in captured documents and what I heard
from interrogations gave me a good picture of what was going on within their
My initial motivation was to applaud the men in ASA, whose story
has never adequately been told, and honor the sacrifices of the American
fighting forces. The public still is not truly aware of the tremendous sacrifices
they give executing the orders of their country. Interestingly, most of them
do not think of it as a sacrifice but a call of duty to serve. I am eternally
grateful that we have such men and women who allow us to live the wonderful
lives we live.
This story details the emergence of electronic intelligence (ELINT)
supporting our combat troops. The deadly cat and mouse intelligence war
within a war between an American Captain and a VC Major weaves the threads
leading up to the TET offensive. The men who operated our intelligence gathering
equipment were out there on the front lines with our combat units. They
set up their equipment anywhere they could get a good signal; Special Forces
Camps on the border of Cambodia, Fire Support Bases, Infantry Base Camps,
and other sites close to the Area of Operation of the enemy. The enemy side
of the story is fiction and as is based on good intelligence could well have
happened this way.
During the Vietnam conflict, politicians were making unintelligent
rules of engagement and combat decisions they had no training to make. I
was part of intelligence briefings to Westmoreland and Abrams. In one such
briefing, the MACV Commander in a distressed tone stated that this war could
be over in six months if the politicians would leave the conduct of the war
up to those who are best qualified to do so – the military. Unfortunately,
they almost never do.
Vietnam was our first war on which the media had an instantaneous
impact. The public was privy to every action as they watched the Vietnam
War unfold on TV. This phenomena provided the media a major stake in the
outcome of the war. I witnessed firsthand how the media colored their reporting
of the Vietnam War and in many cases wrote their stories to fit their agenda.
After a post TET visit to Vietnam Walter Cronkite reported the war was lost.
The TET offensive was a major loss to the enemy and it was a major victory
for our military. Dissidents joined with the media to become a formidable
anti-war coalition. This group combined with a mixture of celebrities was
enough to convince Americans that the war was lost. It demoralized our own
troops when they watched the television images of demonstrators chanting anti-war
slogans. We captured flyers after TET written by the NVA and VC to their
field forces imploring them to not give up; that American celebrities were
on their side and would help them win the war. The negativity surrounding
that war still exists today. In a recent article the press refers to the
Vietnam War as modern America’s most controversial war while reporting a
recent gathering of Vietnam Vets.
“The Deadliest Weapon” is on sale on amazon.com at: Deadliest
Weapon. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the the
Disabled American Veterans (DAV). I would appreciate your recommendation
Books I've Read and Recommend:
Solution - Thomas F. Kistner - Japan
- Joe M. Leonard, Jr. - WWII
Fiddler's Moon - J. Ronald Drew - Vietnam
C TRICK - Sort of a Memoir - Don Cooper - Berlin
Crazyhead - John Klawitter
TANS - Various
Authors - Various Subjects
One To Count Cadence - James Crumley - Philippines/Vietnam
The Most Secret
War - James L. Gilbert - Vietnam
TOP SECRET MISSIONS - John E. Malone - 404th USASA
DEAREST ANGEL - Elaine Cochrane - Widow
of 1st Lt. John F. Cochrane KIA
Books I've heard of but not read ....
Bai - Paul Bitit - A Vietnam War Story
It is June 1967, and the United
States' military involvement in South Vietnam is nearing
its zenith. As the war rachets up, John Murphy and Charles
Van Dyke of the Army's Criminal Investigation Division
investigate the murder of an American soldier at Phu Bai.
War intrudes as the two investigators build their case against
the most likely suspect. But a bizarre twist turns it into an
unusual manhunt in the middle of a war zone.
$13.95 Available from amazon.com
more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
"A Vietnam War Story," is
itself a distraction. This novel is no "war story,"
at least in the usual sense. The warfare mostly functions
as a dangerous setting, as a noisy counterpoint to silent
analytical brooding, and as omnipresent as the weather or
any other natural force. Oddly enough, the narrative relates
a detective story that could have taken place anywhere in the
world." - Amazon.com
Non-ASA Books I've Read and Recommend
Tibet - Thomas Laird - The CIA's First Atomic Spy
and His Secret Expedition
fifty years the CIA has closely guarded the identity of the first
agent killed in the line of duty -- the unnamed First Star on the
outfit's Wall of Honor. That agent was Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented
atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and
the CIA as we know them today. His work remains so sensitive that the
Agency, even now, will neither confirm nor deny his existence. A riveting
expose of international intrigue, INTO TIBET reveals
the extraordinary still-classified missions that sent Mackiernam and
his partner, Frank Bessac, into the heart of the Cold War." - Liner
notes from book.
Webmaster note: Doug Mackiernam
was first husband of Peggy Hlavacek noted in book review
above. I highly recommend this book all the way to the tragic
ending! - ASA LIVES!
$15.00 New, available at
or used book sellers at a discount.
of HONOR - Ted Gup - Covert Lives and Classified
Deaths at the CIA - The Story of Heros and Secrets
entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into
which seventy-one stars are carved-each representating an
agent who has died in the line of duty. At the base of the wall
lies "The Book of Honor," in which the names of these agents are
inscribed--or at least thirty-five of them. Beside the dates of
the other thirty-six, there are no names. The identity of these 'nameless
stars' has been one of the CIA's most closely guarded secrets for
the fifty-three years of the agency's existence. Even the family
members are told little-in some cases, the agency has denied the
fact that the deceased were covert operatives at all." - From book
cover liner notes.
Webmaster note: The first
chapter is entitled: "The Forgotten Man" --- Doug Mackiernam
as mentioned in above book review. was that man!
$10.50 New, available at
or used book sellers at a discount.