New York: Harper and Row, 1963. Later printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To John Vance / a veteran from C.I.G. days, with the sincere regards of the author. / Allen W. Dulles / Jan 15, 1964."
John Vance began his career in the intelligence community after serving as a interpreter during the Nuremberg trials, eventually becoming the Director of Central Reference where he remained until his retirement in 1971. Vance is best known for discovering and helping to halt the CIA's MKULTRA program, created by Dulles, in which the agency subjected unwitting subjects to LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs. A unique association between two of the key players in American Cold War intelligence.
Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Light offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket extremities are lightly chipped and worn, particularly the crown. Small, light dampstains to the top edge of the front panel and verso of the heel.