Eclipse: the last days of the CIA

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Morrow, 1992 - Political Science - 528 pages
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Interviews with top-ranking CIA insiders inform this history of the agency that describes the agency's reaction to and cause of various crises and how it provided defense information to Saddam Hussein. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

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ECLIPSE: The Last Days of the C.I.A.

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An evenhanded audit of the CIA's recent history concluding that, in the years since William Casey's death, the agency has become a "quintessential government bureaucracy." In a tellingly detailed ... Read full review

Eclipse: the last days of the CIA

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Perry's monumental work provides a disquieting set of insights into the people, the bureaucratic infighting, and political problems besetting this once mighty "rogue elephant'' of the covert ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

MARK PERRY, writer, reporter, and foreign policy analyst, has published articles in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including "The Nation, "The Washington Post, "The Christian Science Monitor, the" Los Angeles Times, and "New York Newsday. His critically acclaimed books include "Four Stars: The Inside Story of the Forty-Year Battle Between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and America's Civilian Leaders; Eclipse: The Last Days of the CIA; Fire in Zion: The Israeli-Palestinian Search for Peace; and Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimke Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders." Perry lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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