Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me by John Hadden

Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me

byJohn Hadden

Kobo ebook | November 10, 2018

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In this fascinating and deeply personal memoir, the author’s father finally opens up about his secret life as a spy during the height of the Cold War.
 
Growing up, John Hadden discussed everything from the state of the world to the nature of art with his father, John Hadden Sr. Everything but his father’s secret life as a spy. Escaping as an adult into a life in the theater, it wasn’t until years later that he found the courage to approach his father honestly, this time with a tape recorder. What followed were the surprising, emotional, and occasionally funny recollections of a man who had spent thirty years as a CIA agent during the one of the tensest times in American history.
 
Examining his father’s silences and secrets for the first time, the author has distilled those recorded conversations and his own memories into a memoir that touches on American policy from the bombing of Dresden in WWII to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cairo, and the Six Days War. In the process, he explores the deeply personal ways children perceive their parents and offers readers a candid look at one man’s attempt to bridge a generation gap.

Title:Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and MeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 10, 2018Publisher:Skyhorse PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628726326

ISBN - 13:9781628726329

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In this fascinating and deeply personal memoir, the author’s father finally opens up about his secret life as a spy during the height of the Cold War.Growing up, John Hadden discussed everything from the state of the world to the nature of art with his father, John Hadden Sr. Everything but his father’s secret life as a spy. Escaping as an adult into a life in the theater, it wasn’t until years later that he found the courage to approach his father honestly, this time with a tape recorder. What followed were the surprising, emotional, and occasionally funny recollections of a man who had spent thirty years as a CIA agent during the one of the tensest times in American history.Examining his father’s silences and secrets for the first time, the author has distilled those recorded conversations and his own memories into a memoir that touches on American policy from the bombing of Dresden in WWII to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cairo, and the Six Days War. In the process, he explores the deeply personal ways children perceive their parents and offers readers a candid look at one man’s attempt to bridge a generation gap.