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The Resource Cold War Navy Seal : my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa, James M. Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig

Cold War Navy Seal : my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa, James M. Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig

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Cold War Navy Seal : my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa
Title
Cold War Navy Seal
Title remainder
my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa
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James M. Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig
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Language
eng
Summary
Sometime in 1965, James Hawes landed in the Congo with cash stuffed in his socks, morphine in his bag, and a basic understanding of his mission: recruit a mercenary navy and suppress the Soviet- and Chinese-backed rebels engaged in guerilla movements against a pro-Western government. He knew the United States must preserve deniability, so he would be abandoned in any life-threatening situation; he did not know that Che Guevara was attempting to export his revolution a few miles away. Cold War Navy SEAL gives unprecedented insight into a clandestine chapter in US history through the experiences of Hawes, a distinguished Navy frogman and later a CIA contractor. His journey began as an officer in the newly-formed SEAL Team 2, which then led him to Vietnam in 1964 to train hit-and-run boat teams who ran clandestine raids into North Vietnam. Those raids directly instigated the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The CIA tapped Hawes to deploy to the Congo, where he would be tasked with creating and leading a paramilitary navy on Lake Tanganyika to disrupt guerilla action in the country. According to the US government, he did not, and could not, exist; he was on his own, 1400 miles from his closest allies, with only periodic letters via air-drop as communication. Hawes recalls recruiting and managing some of the most dangerous mercenaries in Africa, battling rebels with a crew of anti-Castro Cuban exiles, and learning what the rest of the intelligence world was dying to know: the location of Che Guevara. In vivid detail that rivals any action movie, Hawes describes how he and his team discovered Guevara leading the communist rebels on the other side and eventually forced him from the country, accomplishing a seemingly impossible mission. Complete with never-before-seen photographs and interviews with fellow operatives in the Congo, Cold War Navy SEAL is an unblinking look at a portion of Cold War history never before told
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
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Hawes, James M.
Dewey number
359.0092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Koenig, Mary Ann
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  • Hawes, James M.
  • Guevara, Ernesto
  • United States
  • United States
  • World politics
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
Cold War Navy Seal : my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa, James M. Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
177 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781510734180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1883413
  • 885843
Label
Cold War Navy Seal : my story of Che Guevara, war in the Congo, and the communist threat in Africa, James M. Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
177 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781510734180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1883413
  • 885843

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