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The Resource King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea, Blaine Harden

King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea, Blaine Harden

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King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea
Title
King of spies
Title remainder
the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea
Statement of responsibility
Blaine Harden
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After just three months' training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Though he lacked the education and pedigree of most spies, Nichols quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon. He insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the bombing targets used throughout the war. But Nichols's accomplishments had a dark side: he ran his own base and played by his own rules. He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions. And his proximity to Rhee meant that he witnessed - and did nothing to stop - the slaughter of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges"--
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Harden, Blaine
Dewey number
  • 327.12092
  • 951.904/28
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS921.5.S8
LC item number
N534 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nichols, Donald
  • Rhee, Syngman
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Label
King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea, Blaine Harden
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Copyright
Note
Original edition has subtitle: the dark reign and ruin of an American spymaster
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
Control code
on1007509995
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
430 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683246756
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017050423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007509995
Label
King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea, Blaine Harden
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original edition has subtitle: the dark reign and ruin of an American spymaster
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
Control code
on1007509995
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
430 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683246756
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017050423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007509995

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