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King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea /

Blaine Harden.

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Author: Harden, Blaine
Published: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Topics: Korean War, 1950-1953 - Secret service - United States. | Korean War, 1950-1953 - Atrocities. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence. | HISTORY - Military - Korean War. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Military. | Korean War, 1950-1953 - Atrocities. | Korean War, 1950-1953 - Secret service - United States. | Nichols, Donald, 1923-1992. | Rhee, Syngman, 1875-1965 - Friends and associates.
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264 1|aNew York, New York :|bViking,|c[2017]
300 |aviii, 260 pages, 16 pages of plates :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aIntroduction: The spy who came in from the motor pool -- Part I. Most valuable spy -- Nichols of Korea -- Rhee and son -- Muzzling Mr. Nichols -- Part II. War spy -- Dark star -- Code break bully -- Any means necessary -- Empire of islands -- Famous in Pyongyang -- Part III. Ruined spy -- Sacked -- Shocked -- Adrift and accused -- Nolo contendere -- A spy's grave.
520 |a"The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After just three months' training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Though he lacked the education and pedigree of most spies, Nichols quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon. He insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the bombing targets used throughout the war. But Nichols's accomplishments had a dark side: he ran his own base and played by his own rules. He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions. And his proximity to Rhee meant that he witnessed - and did nothing to stop - the slaughter of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges"--|cProvided by publisher.
520 |aIn 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After three months' training he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Nichols quickly insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort. Harden traces Nichols's rise and ruin-- and in doing so explains the history of our foreign policy mess with North Korea.
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