The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

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Penguin, May 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
A lively account . . . combines the derring-do of old-fashioned spycraft with thoughtful meditations on the future of warfare and intelligence work. It deserves to be read.The Washington Post

“Offer[s] an exceptionally deep glimpse into the CIA’s counterterrorism operations in the last decade of the twentieth century.” —Harper’s

A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career


Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign intelligence, and international terrorism. Henry A. “Hank” Crumpton, a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, offers a thrilling account that delivers profound lessons about what it means to serve as an honorable spy. From CIA recruiting missions in Africa to pioneering new programs like the UAV Predator, from running post–9/11 missions in Afghanistan to heading up all clandestine CIA operations in the United States, Crumpton chronicles his role—in the battlefield and in the Oval Office—in transforming the way America wages war and sheds light on issues of domestic espionage.
 

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Reading this book made me fleetingly paranoid - a lot of what goes into the everyday art of spy craft really is cloak and dagger. If you enjoy thrillers, espionage, or just want to more about the ... Read full review

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Let's face it - intelligence and espionage gathering still has a bit of an unsavory reputation among many outsider circles. But it still must be done, otherwise one would be going into the great game ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
DREAMING
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Henry A. Crumpton is the chairman and CEO of Crumpton Group LLC, a global business advisory firm. After a twenty-four-year career in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, he served as the U.S. coordinator for counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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