Into Tibet: The Cia's First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa by Thomas LairdInto Tibet: The Cia's First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa by Thomas Laird

Into Tibet: The Cia's First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa

byThomas Laird

Paperback | March 7, 2003

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Into Tibet is the incredible story of a 1949-1950 American undercover expedition led by America's first atomic agent, Douglas S. Mackiernan - a covert attempt to arm the Tibetans and to recognize Tibet's independence months before China invaded. Thomas Laird reveals how the clash between the State Department and the CIA, as well as unguided actions by field agents, hastened the Chinese invasion of Tibet. A gripping narrative of survival, courage, and intrigue among the nomads, princes, andwarring armies of inner Asia, Into Tibet rewrites the accepted history behind the Chinese invasion of Tibet. 8 pages of black-and-white photographs are featured.
THOMAS LAIRD has been based in Kathmandu, Nepal, for thirty years and now divides his time between there and New Orleans. He has worked as a journalist for Time, Asiaweek, and Newsweek. His photography has appeared in two books and more than fifty magazines. His first nonfiction book was Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His S...
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Title:Into Tibet: The Cia's First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to LhasaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:March 7, 2003Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:080213999X

ISBN - 13:9780802139993

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"Laird does an exemplary job of investigating, reporting, and shaping the events and personalities that compose the tragic story."