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Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA Hardcover – 30 Apr 2008

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Every decade or so, a talented writer provides a genuinely new glimpse into the CIA's shadowy history. Morley's account of legendary spymaster Winston Scott chronicles a life led in secret, stretching from the agency's founding through Scott's tenure as station chief in Mexico City. Morley tells this story with literary energy and an eye for the dark moments when intelligence stops making sense. Thomas Powers, author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA ""Here is a rare thing, a biography of a C.I.A. chief that neither dodges shameful truths nor throws gratuitous mud. Packed, to boot, with genuine revelations about the crime of the century - the assassination of President Kennedy. A tour-de-force!"" Anthony Summers, author of Not in Your Lifetime

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Jefferson Morley, formerly the ""World Opinion Roundup"" columnist for washingtonpost.com, is a veteran Washington journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Review of Books, Readers Digest, Slate, Salon, and other national publications.

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4.0 out of 5 stars All Is Enigmatic 11 Aug. 2016
By Peter Hillman - Published on Amazon.com
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Philip Shenon's recent "A Cruel and Shocking Act" prompted this reader to learn more about Win Scott, whose amazing career spanned early OSS days to 1970, his most important posting being CIA Chief in Mexico City.

As a key player notes, Scott's nature, actions (and inactions) only acquire true appreciation when evaluated in the context of those turbulent Cold War days. Mexico City was Ground Zero for North and South American espionage of key powers. For the US, it was our only look into Cuba. By the time Lee Oswald visited in Sept/Oct 1963, the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis were fresh and, in the case of the former, a black eye for the CIA. Scott's actions reporting on that visit, before and after Dallas, are troubling in their own regard. Morley conveys the ultimate "good soldier" who wanted to do his job splendidly but who acquiesced promptly to gag orders from his Langley superiors. Mr. Morley's account here makes a nice sidebar to Shenon's.

But there is so much more to Scott's story--which is also the story of a son wishing to know more about his enigmatic, accomplished father. The research is meticulous. A helpful "cast of characters" appears at the end. The sourcing is good. It must be very difficult to try to tell a life when by definition that life was led deliberately in deception, half-truth, innuendo. What's more, Scott's "memoir" is far from untroubled--and not even accessible in full.

Winston Scott was a good and loving father to his children and step-children. His marital life, though, was unenviable. So much to compartmentalize. It is good to read a biography of a deeply-flawed person who left indelible marks on history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Facts... 16 Mar. 2015
By Bob - NJ - Published on Amazon.com
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What a pleasure to read a fact-based, well researched, and completely documented book that covers, not only the JFK assassination, but the early soldiers of the WW II - OSS. Many of these same OSS people became the CIA’s senior management team by 1963. Unlike most books on these subjects, Mr. Morley allows the reader to draw their own conclusion(s). There are no wild-eyed, self-perpetuated, illogical theories here – only substantiated and referenced facts.
I strongly recommend Our Man in Mexico to any serious OSS/CIA/JFK historian or researcher who is tired of the far too common books that profess “everyone and their brother” was a co-conspirator or evidence destroyer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our Man on the Case 4 Nov. 2013
By D. Pritchett - Published on Amazon.com
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Jefferson Morley has focused on one of the most intriguing episodes of the whole JFK assassination mystery and done a brilliant job of reporting. His persistent and continuing efforts to pursue the truth behind the tragic murder have been truly heroic. This is a must read for anyone wanting to better understand both the assassination and the era in which it took place.
4.0 out of 5 stars penetrating glimpse behind cia's curtain, circa 1963 28 Jun. 2016
By Matt Potter - Published on Amazon.com
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Fascinating, insightful biography; look forward to seeing more from the author in 2017 with expected national archive releases re jfk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Fans of the Agency 18 May 2014
By Terry O'Hara - Published on Amazon.com
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A very well researched and entertaining biography of one of the founders of the CIA. As an American having lived in Mexico City during the 1960s and 70s, many of the names and faces were familiar, and all of the events ring true.
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