The Devil's Chessboard - Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government-logo

The Devil's Chessboard - Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

David Talbot

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An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful-and secretive-colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials-including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles's wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials-Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures. Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA-which he used to further his public and private agendas-were dark times in American politics. Calling himself "the secretary of state of unfriendly countries," Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients-colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. An exposé of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil's Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state-and the battle for America's soul.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Altschuler

Length:

25h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

28:09


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

53:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

50:55


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

51:35


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

58:06


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

53:01


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

44:22


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:25:08


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:23:18


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:40:32


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

50:22


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:11:35


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:32:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:36:12


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:30:01


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:24:45


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

52:46


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

01:04:39


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:35:59


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

01:34:59


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

44:04


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

32:31


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

03:34


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

00:38