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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
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King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea
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Blaine Harden
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eng
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"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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Title
King of spies
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Describes the story of army mechanic Donald Nichols, who was recruited by the Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps to get close with South Korea’s first president, Syngman Rhee, and become a key player in the war effort during the North Korean invasion
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Biography type
individual biography
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10599477
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 951.904/28
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS921.5.S8
LC item number
N534 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea, Blaine Harden
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The spy who came in from the motor pool -- Part I. Most valuable spy -- Nichols of Korea -- Rhee and son -- Muzzling Mr. Nichols -- Part II. War spy -- Dark star -- Code break bully -- Any means necessary -- Empire of islands -- Famous in Pyongyang -- Part III. Ruined spy -- Sacked -- Shocked -- Adrift and accused -- Nolo contendere -- A spy's grave
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
viii, 260 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429937
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(hc)
Lccn
2017025386
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illustrations

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