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“Having already demonstrated her remarkable aptitude for unearthing government secrets in books like Area 51 (2011) and The Pentagon’s Brain (2015), Jacobsen pulls back the curtain on the history of covert warfare and state sanctioned assassinations from WWII to the present. Unlocking a treasure chest of information from many undisclosed yet reliable sources, Jacobsen provides little-known details about such paramilitary operations as those targeting Nazi officers in Germany, several disastrous missions in North Korea, and CIA-backed plots against foreign dictators in countries ranging from Guatemala to Libya. Jacobsen’s work — revealing a poorly understood but essential slice of warfare history — belongs in every library collection.”

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