A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments
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Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officialsâ€”including several who actually oversaw the CIAâ€™s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factorsâ€”Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nationâ€™s drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the governmentâ€™s close collaboration with the Mafia.