A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)

A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)
Title:
A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
041-015-00292-9
ISBN:
9780160920462
Description

This collection of material by and about Richard Helms as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and Ambassador to Iran comprises the largest single release of Helms-related information to date.

The documents, historical works, essays, interviews, photographs, and video offer an unprecedented wide-ranging look at the man and his career as the United States’ top intelligence official and one of its most important diplomats during a crucial decade of the Cold War.

From mid-1966, when he became DCI, to late 1976, when he left Iran, Helms dealt directly or indirectly with numerous events whose impact remains evident today and which are covered in the release.

The Historical Collections and Information Review and Release Divisions of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Information Management Services reviewed, redacted, and released hundreds of documents covering the career of R. Helm as Director of CIA and while Ambassador to Iran. The accompanying DVD contains over 800 documents and more than 4,100 pages of formerly classified material.

 

Another work featuring Richard Helms:

Directors of the Central Intelligence as Leaders of the United States Intelligence Community, 1946-2005 is available at: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/041-015-00247-3

Related items:

Intelligence & Espionage collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/intel...

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) collection of publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/539

Audience

Members and retirees of the intelligence community, members of government, and anyone interested in the history of the U.S. intelligence community would enjoy this informative book and DVD.  In addition, teachers of high school and college students studying government, politics and intelligence may find this a useful resource.  Public libraries would benefit from making this publication and DVD available to their patrons.

Reviews

Richard Helms is a former Central Intelligence Agency spy and CIA Chief, and a renowned author about the CIA, intelligence and espionage.  His works have been reviewed as:

The New York Times Book Review: “An unsurpassed insider look into how American intelligence actually operates.” Article: Company Man by Joseph E. Persico dated May 4, 2003

 http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/04/books/company-man.html

“GRIPPING . . . HELMS’S ACCOUNT IS FASCINATING, ACUTE, AND SUBTLE.”
–from the Foreword [to Helm's work, A Look Over My Shoulder,] by HENRY A. KISSINGER

The New York Times: “A book of unusual depth and richness.” Article: BOOKS OF THE TIMES; From the Grave, Helms Tells How, Not What by Thomas Powers dated May 14, 2003
 http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/14/books/books-of-the-times-from-the-grave-helms-tells-how-not-what.html

Legal Times: “Fascinating . . . A must-read . . . [Helm's work] speaks to the present about truth and the role of a secret intelligence agency in a democracy.” Article: When the Past Speaks to the Present: Richard Helms wanted to set the record straight. His memoir speaks volumes about the role of secret intelligence in a democracy by James H. Johnston dated July 7, 2003
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=900005389926?keywords=richard+helms&publication=Legal+Times&elementType=Article

Table of Contents

Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Eulogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

The Intelligence Professional Personified . . . . . . . . 13

In His Own Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Helms Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$18.00
International Price:
$25.20
Publisher:
Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence; and Historical Collections Division
Key Phrases:
  • Helms, Richard
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Intelligence History
  • Biography
  • Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection
Weight:
0.4375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
08/01/2013
Last Status Update:
04/08/2019
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