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Scorpion’s Dance is the story of…

     These two early reviews on Bay Area sites of Max Good’s “The Assassination and Mrs. Paine.”

What readers are saying

Dear Jeff

I am currently reading Scorpion’s Dance and just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying it! Really interesting and can’t wait to finish. Starting Chapter 14 later tonight. Good stuff!! I need to order The Ghost next. I enjoy your writing and insight. Best, Ed

The CIA agent who wrote lousy spy novels later masterminded the Watergate burglary 

….the CIA concocted an ill-conceived scheme to boost their image: Why not create a James Bond of their own? And thus, the Agency tasked a career spy named Howard Hunt with a confidential mission to ‘become the Ian Fleming of the American clandestine service.’ Off Hunt went on a tax-payer funded writers retreat to Madrid where he churned out three novels following the exploits of ‘Peter Ward’—the commie-hunting CIA operative whose missions took him from Hong Kong to New Delhi. There would be seven books in total. The only problem was that the CIA’s pulpy propaganda campaign failed spectacularly. Twice denied by Hollywood, ‘Peter Ward’ was no match for the smoldering adventures of James Bond, and Howard Hunt was no Ian Fleming.

Source: The CIA agent who wrote fake James Bond novels and later masterminded the Watergate burglary | Daily Mail Online

Chapo Trap House meets JFK

In which we unravel the “whole Bay of Pigs thing,” and how Hollywood glamorizes the CIA

Tricky Dicks: Watergate and the CIA

A friend writes: “I’m recommending a fantastic chat between Aaron Good and Jefferson Morley, two of the most cogent and relevant analysts of the Cold War’s domestic political legacy. It’s “about” Watergate, but it covers so much more than that. Take the time and have a deeper understanding of the break-in, the burglars,….

Listen here.

Douglas Horne on Operation Northwoods 

Doug Horne, formerly of the Assassination Records Review Board, talks about what i think is the single most significant finding of the ARRB: Operation Northwoods, the template for November 22, 1963.

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