Book Review: The Secret History of the CIA, by Joseph J Trento
Background observations: Since I was of reading age, I have always been intrigued with and kept up with news about US, Soviet, British, German and Israeli Spies. I tried to keep up with the news stories as they were getting exposed, died of mysterious circumstances or died in general …
Lately I have been extremely busy with buyers and sellers in the greater Los Angeles area, so my book reading has taken a back seat. I have consciously decided that if something must give reading or blogging I placed reading on the backburner. Then I looked around and saw all my books that needed reading, and reorganized my priorities.
So, with that said,” The Secret History of the CIA” was calling me. The cast of characters were all too familiar to me. It took me a long time to read the book, not just, because of my other obligations, but due to needing to take a pause of the incompetence, the good intentions gone wrong discoveries this book exposed. I was amazed at the access Joe Trento had to the names mentioned in this book.
I found it a bit ironic that he had such a great grasp of the history of the Cold War, the CIA as well as the FBI. If you want to find out how these agencies i.e.: the CIA and the FBI could not see the forest from the trees i.e.: the big picture, then it is a must-read book for you as well. This book sheds light as to why and how these leaders could not see through all the Double Agents like Igor Orlov, George Weisz, Kim Philby and the rest of the cast. Why the CIA and the FBI lacked the same insight. Was it because of they were misguided and arrogant or some other reason?
It addresses many factors, such as how hardworking, dedicated and patriotic people were sacrificed not just career wise, but many lost their lives due to these people’s lack of understanding or caring attitudes.
As the new batch of secret documents of the President Kennedy assassination are being released and some still held back it adds a new relevance to this book…
If you want to get a better understanding of these agencies, then do take the time and read this book.
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