Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

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Anchor Books, 2008 - History - 812 pages
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A New York Times reporter offers a powerful indictment of the CIA and its intelligence-gathering capabilities as he traces the history of the organization from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the CIA for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Scapegoats - LibraryThing

This is a very mixed book. On one hand, it is very-well researched and very easy to read. On the other hand, it is pretty much a hack job on the CIA. That isn't hard to do, but he accentuates the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

This is a tedious book that is full of information. When I reviewed it to read, I was skeptical because the author was a reporter of the New York Times and that rang as much a bell of warning as if ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Tim Weiner, a reporter for The New York Times, has filed stories from inside the CIA and around the world for twenty years. He is a past winner of the Pulitzer Prize for covering national security. This is his third book.

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