Undercover (Hunt)

Title:                      Undercover (Hunt)

Author:                 E. Howard Hunt

Hunt, E. Howard (1974). Undercover: Memoirs of An American Secret Agent. New York: Berkley Pub. Corp.

LCCN:    74011602

UB271.U5 H86 1974


Date Posted:      September 15, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

Autobiography of the now well-known Watergate operative, ex-CIA operative, and prolific intelligence fiction writer. Hunt describes his early life, his service with an OSS detachment in China, and his participation in various covert operations while a member of the CIA. However, about half the book is taken up with descriptions of the “Plumbers” operations and the subsequent Watergate scandal and investigations. During October 1974, while testifying under cross-examination at the Watergate coverup trial, Hunt stated that this book contained false statements, especially concerning the timing of events subsequent to the Watergate break-in, That portion must therefore be read discriminately.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 147

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