The house that Angleton built

Angleton home
Boyhood home of James Jesus Angleton.

This is the house on Washington Street in Boise Idaho where James Angleton lived when he was a boy. From such a modest start, Angleton went on to become one of the most powerful men in the U.S. government during the Cold War.

I have just finished writing the first true biography of Angleton, to be published next year by St. Martin’s Press. It is not only the story of the man but of the secret empire he built within the CIA.

Suffice it to say, Angleton’s influence on the events leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy–and on the cover-up that followed–was profound. My book will tell a good part of the story, and more is coming.

We will learn more about Angleton and the pre-November 22 surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald on October 25, 2017 when the final provisions of the JFK Records Act go into effect.

[Why is October 25, 2017 an important day? Go to 2017JFK.]

Spoiler alert: What Angleton sought to hide were the identities of CIA personnel–including himself–who took an interest in Oswald long before President Kennedy was killed.

I started to tell the human story of the CIA insiders most knowledgable about JFK’s assassination in Our Man in Mexico.

I flesh out the institutional back story in CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files.

In telling the full story of Angleton’s life and career in my forthcoming biography, I will clarify his disturbing central role in the JFK assassination story.

Stay tuned.



CIA & JFKFrom a 5-Star Amazon review of Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files.

The crown jewel of Mr. Morley’s work details his discovery that a retired CIA officer named George Joannides was called back to Washington to stall a re-investigation of the assassination by the House of Representatives in the late 1970s.

Morley’s latest investigationCIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account of the role of certain CIA operations officers in the events leading to the death of JFK.

No theories, just facts about an unaccountable clandestine service and a national tragedy.












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