Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency

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Pocket Books, 1992 - Intelligence operations - 283 pages
In 1991, Liz Smith of The New York Daily News wrote, "In Washington these days, the book that everyone wants to get his hands on is Ronald Kessler's expose . . . Escape from the CIA". Now Kessler takes his investigation to even greater depths, with unprecedented access to Agency files and personnel.

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Authorized history of the CIA, by Kessler (Escape from the CIA, 1991, etc.). In the context of Iran-contra, murky doings in Latin America, Israeli penetration of US intelligence, and the CIA's utter ... Read full review

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Multiple prize-winning reporter and best-selling author Kessler, whose books on the FBI (he's written a number of critiques of federal institutions, e.g., The FBI, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/1/96) toppled ... Read full review


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Ronald Kessler was born in New York City in 1943. He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American journalist and author of 18 nonfiction books. Kessler worked at the Washington Post for many years. After this he began to write books about current affairs and national intelligence topics. Four of his books were listed on the hardcover nonfiction New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009 he published In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.

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