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By Antonio J. Mendez

From the writer of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes tale of espionage in motion. within the first ever memoir by means of a top-level operative to be approved by means of the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez unearths the crafty methods and insights that helped shop hundreds and hundreds from lethal situations.

Adept at growing new identities for somebody, at any place, Mendez used to be keen on operations around the world, from “Wild West” adventures in East Asia to chilly struggle intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the break out of six american citizens from a hostage state of affairs in innovative Tehran, Iran. This striking operation encouraged the motion picture Argo, directed by way of and starring Ben Affleck.

The grasp of Disguise offers us a privileged examine what rather occurs on the maximum degrees of foreign espionage: within the box, undercover, and in the back of closed doors.

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What in the hell are you doing? ” Ramos KO’d Rojas in six. 62 Previously, Ruben Navarro had challenged Rene Barrientos, of the Philippines, for the vacant WBC super featherweight title on February 15, 1969, in Manila, but lost by a 15-round unanimous decision. When challenger Mando Ramos pulled out of his title shot against lightweight champion Ken Buchanan of Scotland due to a groin injury, No. 3 contender “The Maravilla Kid” Ruben Navarro got the nod to fight for the title. Navarro had been in training camp the past two weeks preparing for an upcoming scheduled bout with Jimmy Robertson and was in good condition.

Y toda la Madre, hands down . . ” 45 Mando Ramos grew up quickly in front of a vast Southern California television viewing audience during the 1960s. Rich Roberts of the Los Angeles Times called Ramos “a wide-eyed assassin on spindly legs, he could rip off combinations like a machine gun, slip punches like a fencing master, render an opponent senseless with either hand and then dance the rest of the night away. Life was an endless party, and the party was wherever Ramos happened to be. Many nights, it was the Olympic Auditorium which he filled to the rafters.

Ramos became one of the greatest sports stars in Los Angeles. Lopez and Chacon and even Aragon before them were tremendous box-office attractions, but what was really incredible was that by the age of eighteen, Mando virtually owned the Olympic. Ramos became the youngest man in history ever to win the lightweight title, but life in the fast lane took it away just as quickly. Things came too easy for Ramos: fame, good looks, charisma, and natural boxing ability. Winning the title only provided fuel for the mischievous angel of Long Beach.

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