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By John Limond Hart (United State Naval Institute Press, 2003), 264 pages, $28.95, ISBN: 1-59114-352-7.
John Hart was a career Field Operator and Manager for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1948-76). While assigned to Central Intelligenge Agency (CIA) Headquarters, he ostensibly became so "intrigued" with the reasons behind a handful of "high-lever' Cold War defections that he, with the permission of CIA Director Richard Helms, took a year to attempt to locate common personality denominators.
In his Prologue, Mr. Hart provides background color to the times, The Cold War, discussing the U.S. attempts to roll back the Iron Curtain and some of the professional challenges facing the CIA …