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Guts and glory : the rise and fall of Oliver North / by Ben Bradlee, Jr.

By: Bradlee, Ben.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : D.I. Fine, c1988Description: xii, 572 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1556110537; 9781556110535.Subject(s): North, Oliver | Marines -- United States -- Biography | United States. Marine Corps -- Biography | Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990 | Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990 | Marines United States Biography | North, Oliver | United States Marine Corps BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Guts and glory.DDC classification: 359.9/6/0924 | B Summary: An account of the life and career of the National Security Council aide dismissed for his role in U.S. foreign policy operations.
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VE25.N67 B76 1988 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000489625

Bibliography: p. 560-561.

Includes index.

An account of the life and career of the National Security Council aide dismissed for his role in U.S. foreign policy operations.

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The televised hearings in which Lt. Colonel North swept the country with his noble patriotism represent only the tip of the Iran-contra iceberg. Bradlee (Boston Globe ) does a superb job of assembling that story through an examination of North's life. Arranging secret arms deals missions to Iran and guns to the contras were the culmination for North of the jobs that needed to be done to keep the United States safe in a hostile world. Bradlee puts the Iran-contra story into perspective in terms of North's life and the Reagan Administration's penchant for rogue NSC and CIA operations. An excellent book that should be read by those who saw North as a hero and people such as William Casey as responsible. Bradlee is son of Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee. Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ben Bradlee Jr. graduated from Colby College. He served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970-1972. When he returned to the United States in 1972, he went to work as a reporter for the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise, remaining there until mid-1975. He spent 25 years, from 1979 to 2004, with The Boston Globe as a reporter then an editor. As a deputy managing editor, he oversaw the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and supervised the production of a book on the subject entitled Betrayal. He has written several books including The Ambush Murders, Prophet of Blood, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, and The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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