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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames

Author: Kai Bird
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Ames; Robert Ames
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Bird
ISBN: 9780307889751 0307889750
OCLC Number: 857214566
Description: xiv, 430 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The making of a spy --
The Agency --
Arabia --
Aden and Beirut --
The Red Prince --
Secret diplomacy --
Headquarters, 1975-79 --
The assassination --
The ayatollahs --
Jimmy Carter and Hostage America --
Bill Casey and Ronald Reagan --
Beirut destiny --
The enigma of Imad Mughniyeh.
Responsibility: Kai Bird.

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Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East.

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