Poisoner in Chief

Stephen Kinzer’s new biography of Sidney Gottlieb, Poisoner in Chief, is shocking in its vivid detail.

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Review of ‘Poisoner in Chief’

Sidney Gottlieb was an odd fit for the CIA in 1951. Among the Company’s aristocratic Ivy Leaguers, he was a left-wing scientist and the Bronx-born son of Jewish immigrants. But he and CIA chief Allen Dulles had at least one thing in common: Each had been born with deformed feet, though Dulles’ condition was less…

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