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The president's book of secrets : the untold story of intelligence briefings to America's presidents from Kennedy to Obama

Author: David Priess
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Every day, a member of the CIA presents to the president a report detailing the most sensitive activities and analysis of world events. These can range from the behavior of America's allies to the maneuvering of its adversaries, from imminent dangers to long-term strategic opportunities, and are often based on the words of highly placed sources or the interceptions of astonishingly nimble technologies. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Priess
ISBN: 9781610395953 1610395956
OCLC Number: 914195545
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Top secret delivery --
Before the book --
For the President's eyes only --
The birth of the book --
Out in the cold --
Face-to-face --
Plains and simple --
Write one for the Gipper --
The Spymaster President --
Ebb and flow --
"The good stuff" --
Under investigation --
The PDB, today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: David Priess.

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Every president is offered a daily report-the President's Daily Brief, or PDB-detailing the most secret activities of the intelligence services and their analysis of global threats. This is the story  Read more...

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