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Colby, William Egan 1920-1996

Overview
Works: 136 works in 224 publications in 5 languages and 6,915 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Interviews  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  History  Software  Television series  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Inscriber
Classifications: JK468.I6, 327.120924
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Interview with William Egan Colby, 1981( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Colby was a high-ranking CIA officer during the Vietnam War. He would later direct the Agency. Here he recalls the CIA's assessment of the Vietnam War in 1965 and the failure of the US to anticipate the Tet Offensive. He discusses the Phoenix Program, which he directed, describing its impact on the War. Finally, he recounts events surrounding the Fall of Saigon and the end of the War, and reflects on the success or failure of US strategy in Vietnam
Honorable men : my life in the CIA by William Egan Colby( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The veteran intelligence agent and former CIA director recalls the events, developments, and people of his career, describes the CIA's organization, workings, and procedures, and profiles famous and hazy world figures
Vietnam : histoire secrète d'une victoire perdue by William Egan Colby( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le point de vue d'un ancien directeur de la C.I.A
The CIA's secret war in Angola by John Stockwell( Recording )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former CIA agent John Stockwell, chief of the CIA's Angola task force, charges that the CIA conducted a secret war in Angola, and discusses his decision to break his oath of secrecy to write about the CIA's activities. Former CIA director William Colby replies to Stockwell's charges
Looking back at the C.I.A. by William Egan Colby( Recording )

2 editions published in 1980 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former director of the C.I.A. discusses the possible changes in the Agency's charter being considered by the Senate Intelligence Committee
The Alternative futures of Latin America( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy implications of the president's strategic defense initiative on national strategy : two perspectives by James A Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mia vita nella CIA by William Egan Colby( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost victory : a firsthand account of America's sixteen-year involvement in Vietnam by William Egan Colby( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For sixteen years, from the time he was assigned Chief of Station for the CIA in Saigon to his appointment as CIA Director, William Colby was deeply involved in America's role in Vietnam. During five presidential administrations -- Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford -- Colby moved from meetings in the Oval Office to the sweltering jungles of Vietnam as the war escalated from Vietcong guerilla terrorism to a massive U.S. military engagement. Lost Victory is his personal account of those years, an insider's view of America's first major military defeat told from a vantage point matched by few other officials."--Book cover, p. [4]
Honorouble men : my life in the CIA by William Egan Colby( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Company business( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the clandestine security operations of the Federal government and their relation to world politics, including the involvement of the CIA in subverting governments world-wide
The need for responsible intelligence-gathering by William Egan Colby( Recording )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eighteenth in a series of discussions from the convocation, former CIA director William Colby maintains that, despite some mistakes in the past, the United States must preserve its ability to block attempts at subverting legitimate governments. He predicts that the current Congressional investigations will provide more precise guidelines and supervision for the CIA and consequently, will result in more responsible intelligence-gathering
Spycraft the great game( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espionage adventure game in which player assumes role of post-Cold War spy involved in international intrigue. Role-playing includes leading special forces, eliminating double agents, analyzing satellite photographs, and intercepting radio communications. Features sounds, graphics, and CIA film footage
The increased role of modern intelligence : a public speech on February 21, 1986 in Taipei by William Egan Colby( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling the C.I.A( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events in Afghanistan, Iran, and Cuba have renewed interest in the activities of the C.I.A. Congress has begun debate on a new "Charter" for the C.I.A. This program examines the argument for greater leeway for the C.I.A., as well as the demands for even more strict oversight. Guests on the program include Representative Ted Aspin (D., WI) Chairman, House Select Intelligence Committee; Senator Birch Bayh, (D., IN), former Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, and former C.I.A. Director William Colby
Future wars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chances of an armed conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union have almost disappeared. Yet, wars will continue. Where and why? Among those looking into their crystal balls -- Robert McNamara, Defense Department ; William Colby, CIA ; and retired General William Odom, National Security Agency
William E. Colby( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview by University of California, Irvine professor John M. Whiteley with William E. Colby regarding the prevention of nuclear war and the assurance of world peace
The C.I.A. by William Egan Colby( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role and functions of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
The Official view( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On February 20, 1975, William Colby, Director of the CIA testified before the House Military Appropriations Subcommittee. This was Colby's first full interrogation before members of the press. His other appearances have been behind closed doors. He tells the Committee about CIA activities inside the United States, and says he thinks all these official investigations are making things difficult for the agency."--Notes in container
Interijensu gyappu : gaikō keizai masatsu no katsudansō by Takayoshi Miyagawa( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Colby, W.

Colby, William.

Colby, William 1920-

Colby, William 1920-1996

Colby, William E.

Egan Colby, William 1920-

William, Colby

William Colby agente segreto statunitense

William Colby Amerikaans spion (1920-1996)

William Colby amerykański działacz państwowy, szef CIA

William Colby US-amerikanischer Direktor der CIA

Колби, Уильям

وليام كولبي

ويليام كولبي، 1920-1996

윌리엄 콜비

ウィリアム・コルビー

コルビー, ウィリアム・E

威廉·科爾比

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