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  - 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

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User Review  - Neil Pierson - Goodreads

A detailed description of the depressing cycle of intelligence failures at the CIA. Torn between intelligence gathering and covert activity, uncertain of its priorities, the CIA does neither well ... Read full review

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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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