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Chief of Station, Congo

by Lawrence Devlin

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by PublicAffairs .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Espionage & secret services,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire),
  • USA,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12319265M
    ISBN 101586485644
    ISBN 109781586485641

    Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed. As he crossed the Congo River in an almost empty ferry boat, all he could see were lines of people trying to travel the other way—out of the Congo. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

      This is a book I recommend for old Africa hands, Congo buffs and those who like reading about African political affairs. The book was written by the late, Larry Devlin former United States CIA station chief in the Congo at the time following independence and the turmoil the Congo was thrown into in the time before Mobutu took power.   Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America’s desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic bomb.. The Shinkolobwe mine in the Belgian Congo was the most important deposit of uranium yet discovered anywhere on earth, vital to the success of the Manhattan Project.

    The CIA station chief, Lawrence Devlin, produced a memoir that provides new insights into the American covert operations: Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in Author: Elizabeth Schmidt. A summary of Part 1 (continued) in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Heart of Darkness and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.


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Chief of Station, Congo by Lawrence Devlin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Larry Devlin was raised in California, enlisted in the army reaching the grade of captain in World War II, joined the CIA in and was appointed Chief of Station Congo in He subsequently served as Chief of Station, Laos and Chief, Africa Division and retired in Cited by:   Larry Devlin's Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone is not a comprehensive history of CIA operations in the Congo, but a personal memoir of his involvement there.

Devlin was the CIA's man in that country for two separate tours in the early and mid-sixties. In his book, he refutes two stories commonly purveyed about the roles played by the U.S. government, the CIA, /5. Devlin, long retired from The Company, recounts a busy career fending off Soviet ambitions in Africa as a CIA agent and then station chief, a spook’s version of ambassador.

In most parts of the world, he writes, that rivalry was an aptly named cold war, whereas in Congo, where Author: Larry Devlin. Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone - Kindle edition by Lawrence Devlin.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone/5(53).

In this vivid, authoritative account of being CIA station chief in Congo during the height of the Cold War, Devlin brings to life a harrowing tale of postcolonial political intrigue, covert violenc. Chief of Station, Congo NPR coverage of Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone by Larry Devlin.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Larry Devlin. Chief of Station, Congo by Lawrence Devlin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Congo is a science fiction novel by Michael novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and investigating the mysterious deaths of a previous expedition in the dense tropical rainforest of the on calls Congo a lost world novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's : Michael Crichton.

Editions for Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in 2 Cited by:   “Inthe Congo was on the front line of the struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States” according to Larry Devlin in his book, Chief of Station, Congo ().

Devlin was CIA chief of station in the Congo at the time that its Prime Minister, Lumumba, was assassinated.5/5(1). Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed.

As he crossed the Congo River in an almost empty ferry boat, all he could see were lines of people trying to travel the other way—out of the Congo/5(2). Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag.

Saved in: Chief of station, Congo: a memoir of / Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Devlin, Larry. Format: Book: Language: English: a Chief of station, Congo: |b a memoir of / |c Larry Devlin. |a 1st ed. |a New York. In his book, “Chief of Station, Congo” (), he recalled how on his first day on the job he was snatched off the street by a “band of mutinous soldiers on the prowl.” Drunk on whiskey Author: Joe Holley.

It was also a time when the Congo was a significant pawn in the Cold War. Devlin has written a memoir about his experiences, Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone. One of the more notorious CIA agents of the Cold War, Devlin has written a matter-of-fact account of his role in the Congo's tumultuous early postindependence years.

Although he readily admits that the Eisenhower administration ordered him to plan for the elimination of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first elected prime minister, whom Washington viewed as too pro-Soviet, Devlin claims not to.

Chief of Station, Congo Larry Devlin Public Affairs West 57th Street, SuiteNew York NY$ The star agent of the Company and chief of the best station, the Inner Station. A powerful speaker and "universal genius" who goes crazy in the Congo, raiding village after village for ivory with his African allies.

Causes the attack on Marlow's steamboat. Marlow goes from admiring him, to being apathetic, to being disgusted, to revering him. It wasand Mr. Devlin, the C.I.A.’s young station chief, was in the middle of a political maelstrom as Congolese factions fought for control of.

: CHIEF OF STATION: A Memoir of pp Illus. with photos. CIA Chief of Station in the Congo, the author lived through horrowing times in the midst of years of turmoil in the Congo. He miraculously lived to write this report. (Loc /1)/5(). Get this from a library. Chief of station, Congo: a memoir of [Larry Devlin] -- "Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed.

Read "Chief of Station, Congo Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone" by Lawrence Devlin available from Rakuten Kobo. Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its i Brand: Publicaffairs.Chief of Station, Congo by Larry Devlin; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Diplomats, Congo (Democratic Republic) Civil War,American.Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed.

As he crossed the Congo River in an almost empty ferry boat, all he could see were lines of people trying to travel the other way--out of the Congo.