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A Terrible Mistake
The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments
Rating :
rating
Author(s) :
H.P. Albarelli Jr.
Pages :
826
Pub Date :
2009
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2009(hb,1st ed,f/f)
Publisher :
Trineday
ISBN :
9780977795376
BACK COVER #
On November 28, 1953, one of America's greatest mysteries occurred when a Army biochemist working with the CIA fell to his death from a hotel window in New York City. Twenty-two years later it was revealed that the scientist, Frank Olson, had been drugged with LSD days before his death. In 1996, the New York District Attorney's Office opened a murder investigation into Olson's strange death. And the strangeness surrounding Olson's death only widened.

Now the mystery is solved! And the truth will shock readers. Who murdered Frank Olson and why? What was the true nature of Olson's work for the CIA? What did CIA's secret mind-control experiments have to do with Frank Olson? Why has the government covered up the truth about Frank Olson for over 50 years? A Terrible Mistake answers all of these questions and more.

BLURBS #
"Hank Albarelli cares. And his concern is our gain. Part mystery story, part history, thoroughly documented and completely compelling, A Terrible Mistake is required reading for anyone interested in the lengths we have gone, to defend the nation against all enemies (foreign, domestic, and the purely imaginary) -- and, incredibly, against our own loyal and patriotic citizens."
-- Peter Levenda, author of The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America