The Resource Laughter In The Shadows : a Cia Memoir, Stuart E. Methven

Laughter In The Shadows : a Cia Memoir, Stuart E. Methven

Label
Laughter In The Shadows : a Cia Memoir
Title
Laughter In The Shadows
Title remainder
a Cia Memoir
Statement of responsibility
Stuart E. Methven
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its 'finest hours.' Using the alias 'St. Martin, ' Stuart Methven served in the CIA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book opens by describing the author's training in the clandestine arts and subsequent assignment to Asia in a country he calls 'Bushido.' There he is involved in numerous operations, including one that takes him under the ocean, and earns his case officer's 'brevet.' A nation-building program in 'Cham' follows, which begins well enough and includes his gaining a tribal leader's confidence by parachuting badly needed supplies to his mountain village. It ends abruptly, however, with a coup d'etat and civil war that forces Methven's evacuation, the first of several during his career. His next assignment is in South Vietnam working to counter another budding insurgency. Methven spends four years in the mountain and delta provinces of Vietnam before being given a sabbatical for graduate work in international studies back in the states. After completing his studies, he returns to Southeast Asia as a deputy station chief with a focus on a large Soviet mission in Samudra and the recruitment of Soviet military officers. Promoted to station chief, his final assignment is in central Africa, where his station becomes center stage for a large covert operation that eventually involves the Soviets and Cubans. Glimpses of the CIA from the inside are rare, and Methven's recollections of his experiences during a formative period in the Agency's history will be of particular value to those with an interest in the CIA and international affairs and in spy stories
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
M484 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Laughter In The Shadows : a Cia Memoir, Stuart E. Methven
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947057329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612515762
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649658
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29568845
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947057329
  • pebc1612515762

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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