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Acclaimed Author JEFFERSON MORLEY on “The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton”

December 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Boston University hosts JEFFERSON MORLEY, author of The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton. 

JEFFERSON MORLEY is a journalist and editor who has worked in Washington journalism for over thirty years, fifteen of which were spent as an editor and reporter at The Washington Post. The author of Our Man in Mexico, a biography of the CIA’s Mexico City station chief Winston Scott, Morley has written about intelligence, military, and political subjects for Salon, The Atlantic, and The Intercept, among other publications. He is the editor of the blog JFK Facts.

About The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton:

The Ghost is the compulsively readable, often bizarre true-life story of American spymaster James Jesus Angleton. Capturing the extent of Angleton’s eccentricity, duplicity and alcohol-fueled paranoia would have challenged the writing skills of a Le Carre or Ludlum, and Jeff Morley has done it with flair.”  – Philip Shenon, author of A Cruel and Shocking Act

“Americans are finally coming to know the Cold War spymasters and other hidden figures who lived their lives in secrecy while shaping our national destiny. The Ghost reveals a fascinating chapter of this hidden history. It is a chilling look at the global power that is wielded in Washington by people who are never known–until a book comes out to spill their secrets.” – Stephen Kinzer, author of The Brothers

Mr. Morley will sign copies of his book following the talk. Books will be available for purchase.


December 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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