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Legacy of ashes : the history of the Central Intelligence Agency

Author: Tim Weiner
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the CIA from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the organization for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Weiner
ISBN: 9780385514453 038551445X
OCLC Number: 779999436
Description: xvii, 702 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intelligence must be global and totalitarian --
The logic of force --
Fight fire with fire --
The most secret thing --
A rich blind man --
They were suicide missions --
A vast field of illusion --
We have no plan --
CIA's greatest single triumph --
Bomb repeat bomb --
And then we'll have a storm --
We ran it in a different way --
Wishful blindness --
Ham-handed operations of all kinds --
A very strange war --
He was lying down and he was lying up --
Nobody knew what to do --
We had also fooled ourselves --
We'd be delighted to trade those missiles --
Hey, boss, we did a good job, didn't we? --
I thought it was a conspiracy --
An ominous drift --
More courage than wisdom --
The beginning of a long slide downwards --
We knew then that we could not win the war --
A political H-bomb --
Track down the foreign communists --
What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley? --
USG wants a military solution --
We are going to catch a lot of hell --
To change the concept of a secret service --
A classic fascist ideal --
The CIA would be destroyed --
Saigon signing off --
Ineffective and scared --
He sought to overthrow their system --
We were just plain asleep --
A free-lance buccaneer --
In a dangerous way --
He was running a great risk --
A con man's con man --
To think the unthinkable --
What are we going to do when the wall comes down? --
We had no facts --
Why in the world didn't we know? --
We're in trouble --
The threat could not be more real --
A grave mistake --
It's broken --
The burial ceremony.
Responsibility: by Tim Weiner.
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Traces the history of the CIA from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the organization for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics.

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