Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 20, 2008 - History - 848 pages
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With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security.


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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

A five star topic, with five star research, does not a five star book make. I give Mr. Weiner one star for this 'book,' which is not a book at all. It is a collection of research notes that would be ... Read full review

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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

Contents

IQUIbUJNH
71
WE RAN IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY
133
I5 A VERY STRANGE WAR
164
HE WAS LYING DOWN AND HE WAS LYING UP
179
I7 NOBODY KNEW WHAT TO DO
197
l8 WE HAD ALSO FOOLED OURSELVES
218
WED BE DELIGHTED TO TRADE THOSE MISSILES
229
2O HEY BOSS WE DID A GOOD JOB DIDNT WE?
242
SAIGON SIGNING OFF
394
INFFFECTIVE AND SCARED
401
PART FIVE Victory Without Joy The CIA Under Carter Reagan and George H W Bush 1977 10 1993
411
IIE SOUGHT TO OVERTHROW THEIR SYSTEM
413
WE WERE JUST PLAIN ASLEEP
426
A FREELANCE BUCCANEER
434
HE WAS RUNNING A GREAT RISK
456
A con MANS CON MAN
464

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CONSPIRACY
256
AN OMINOUS DRIFT
272
MORE COURAGE THAN WISDOM
281
THE BEGINNING OF A LONG SLIDE DOWNWARDS 28?
287
WE KNEW THEN THAT WE COULD NOT WIN THE WAR
305
A POLITICAL HBOMB
311
TRACK DOWN THE FOREIGN COMMUNISTS
329
WHAT THE HELL DO THOSE CLOWNS DO OUT THERE IN LANGLEY?
337
USC WANTS A MILITARY SOLUTION
354
WE ARE GOING TO CATCH A LOT OF HELL
368
TO CHANGE THE CONCEPT OF A SECRET SERVICE
376
A CLASSIC FASCIST IDEAL
382
THE CIA WOULD BE DESTROYED
388
T0 THINK THE UNTHINKABLE
478
WE HAD NO FACTS
507
WHY 1N THE WORLD DIDNT WE KNOW?
517
WERE lN TROUBLE
524
THE THREAT COULD NOT BE MORE REAL
539
THE DARK SIDE
551
A GRAVE MISTAKE 56
562
THE BURIAL CEREMONY
575
AFTERWORD
595
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
603
INDEX
779
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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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