Hunt

 

Hunt, David [Sir]. A Don at War. London: Kimber, 1966. 2d ed. London: Frank Cass, 1990. Reprint. London: Frank Cass, 1997. 2002. [pb]

Constantinides notes that "intelligence is not central to this memoir" which looks more at the "bigger picture." Hunt has a high opinion of deception as a war-fighting technique and a low opinion of the value of agents. According to Surveillant 1.5, the 1991 edition of Hunt's book includes a foreword "taking into account the significance of 'Ultra.' Hunt covers his WWII career in The Desert, Greece, Crete, Sicily and Italy."

Hunt, E. Howard (listed chronologically).

1. Give Us This Day. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1973.

Hunt's version of the Bay of Pigs disaster gets attention only because of the author's involvement in the Watergate escapade.

2. Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent. New York: Berkley, 1974.

This is the autobiography of a former CIA officer who gained "fame" as one of the Watergate burglers.

3. with Greg Aunapu. American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond. New York: Wiley, 2007.

According to EAB, AFIO WIN 06-07 (12 Feb. 2007), the author, "who died recently at the age of 88, recounts his long career in the CIA that began in ... the OSS," through his time as a consultant to the Nixon White House and "his role in the Watergate scandal, for which he served 33 months in federal prison."

Noting that among his other activities Hunt was also a "prolific suspense novelist," Publishers Weekly (via Amazon.com) terms American Spy a "breezy, unrepentant memoir." Along the way, Hunt "shamelessly drops the names of the rich and powerful." This "nostalgic memoir breaks scant new ground in an already crowded field."

Peake, Studies 51.3 (2007), finds a "pattern of careless errors" that raises "[d]isturbing doubt about the historical accuracy of the book." His conclusion: "American Spy has little to recommend it." For Goulden, Washington Times, 8 Apr. 2007, and Intelligencer 15.3 (Summer-Fall 2007), this is "a true mess of a book," with "howling historical glitches about intelligence." The reviewer concludes: "I wish now that I had not read this pathetic book. Avoid it."

[CIA/60s/BoP; CIA/Memoirs]

Hunt, Graeme. Spies and Revolutionaries: A History of New Zealand Subversion. Auckland, NZ: Reed Books, 2007.

According to Peake, Studies 52.2 (Jun. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), the author discusses "spying and subversion in New Zealand from the start of its European settlement to the present." The book "is well documented, well written, and well worth reading."

[OtherCountries/NewZealand]

Hunt, Linda. "Cold Warrior." Back Channels 1, no. 3 (Spring 1992): 10-11.

This article profiles Charles Cabell, DDCI 1953-1962, and his connections with the plot to assassinate Castro and the Bay of Pigs. The author also discusses Garrison's effort to connect Cabell to the JFK assassination.

[CIA/50s/Gen][c]

Hunt, Linda. Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990. New York: St. Martin's, 1991. Secret Agenda: The U.S. Government and Nazi Scientists. London: St. Martin's, 1991.

Gimbel, I&NS 7.3, takes issue with the author's secret agenda or conspiracy premise, arguing that "Project Paperclip was a national policy developed and implemented by duly authorized, responsible agents of the United States government, including cabinet officers, who consulted with and obtained the approval of the president of the United States."

[GenPostwar/40s/Germany]

Hunt, Ray C., and Bernard Norling. Behind Japanese Lines: An American Guerrilla in the Philippines. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1986.

According to a precis at http://dslweb.nwnexus.com/dagger/index.htm, Hunt "escaped the Bataan Death March, organized a guerrilla band that gathered intelligence, [and] harassed the Japanese for the next three years. A moving story."

[WWII/FEPac/Phil]

Hunt, Richard A. Pacification: The American Struggle for Vietnam's Hearts and Minds. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1995.

Hunt, Terence. "Barak Urges U.S. To Release Pollard." Associated Press, 19 Jul. 1999. [http://www.infobeat.com]

"Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak urged President Clinton to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard but did not get a response to his plea, a top White House official said" on 19 July 1999.

[SpyCases/U.S./Pollard]

 

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