Conversations with a Masked Man

My Father, the CIA, and Me
Product Number: EB00743480
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628726329
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

In this fascinating and deeply personal memoir, the author's father finally opens up about his secret life as a spy during the height of the Cold War. Growing up, John Hadden discussed everything from the state of the world to the nature of art with his father, John Hadden Sr. Everything but his father's secret life as a spy. Escaping as an adult into a life in the theater, it wasn't until years later that he found the courage to approach his father honestly, this time with a tape recorder. What followed were the surprising, emotional, and occasionally funny recollections of a man who had spent thirty years as a CIA agent during the one of the tensest times in American history. Examining his father's silences and secrets for the first time, the author has distilled those recorded conversations and his own memories into a memoir that touches on American policy from the bombing of Dresden in WWII to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cairo, and the Six Days War. In the process, he explores the deeply personal ways children perceive their parents and offers readers a candid look at one man's attempt to bridge a generation gap.

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Author(s): John Hadden
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

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