THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Staying a Step Ahead of Them

Richard Helms may be the closest thing to a master spy that America can claim. He was not a James Bond, roaming the world in exotic machines, wooing (and always winning) dazzling women, vanquishing villains beneath the sea and in the air. Perhaps he came closer to "M," Bond's legendary boss who sent 007 on his journeys down the world's back alleys. But even in the courtroom last week where Helms was given his $2,000 fine and suspended sentence for misleading Senators about the CIA's efforts to keep Salvador Allende Gossens from...

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