Joel Whitney and James Risen discuss Finks

Joel Whitney and James Risen discuss Finks

Joel Whitney’s debut, Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers, is a tale of two CIAs: one that created literary magazines that promoted Western writers and cultural freedom, and another that toppled governments, using assassination and censorship as political tools. In a story involving such figures as George Plimpton, Peter Matthiessen, and Richard Wright, Whitney demonstrates how the the two CIAs shared many of the same methods of deception, subterfuge, and intimidation, ...

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Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave

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