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David Wise

Born: 10-May-1930
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Invisible Government

Journalist for the New York Herald Tribine, he and Thomas B. Ross achieved some success with their The U-2 Affair (1962). CIA Director John McCone became alarmed at galley sheets he obtained from Random House of the two's upcoming book, The Invisible Government (1964), and began attempts to suppress the work. The book documented various naughtiness of the military-industrial complex, in particular the 1953 overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran, the overthrow of Guatamala's government, and the Bay of Pigs. Wise continues writing books on espionage and shadow government.

    University: Columbia University

    The New York Herald Tribune 1951-1960s

Author of books:
The U-2 Affair (1962, with Thomas B. Ross)
The Invisible Government (1964, with Thomas B. Ross)
The Espionage Establishment (1967, with Thomas B. Ross)
The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power (1975)
The American Police State: The Government Against the People (1978)
Spectrum (1981)
The Children's Game (1983, novel)
The Samarkand Dimension (1987, novel)
The Spy Who Got Away: The Inside Story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA Agent Who Betrayed His Country's Secrets and Escaped to Moscow (1988)
Molehunt: The Secret Search for Traitors That Shattered the CIA (1992)
Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million (1995)
Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War over Nerve Gas (2000)
Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America (2002)


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