Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Paperback)

$17.95
On Our Shelves Now
Politics & Prose - 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
2 on hand, as of Jul 4 11:40pm
(AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY)

Description


With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security.

About the Author


Tim Weiner is the author of five books. "Legacy of Ashes", his history of the CIA, won the National Book Award. His journalism on secret government programs received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. He directs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York and teaches as an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton.

Praise For…


"Must reading for anyone interested in the CIA or American intelligence since World War II." —The Washington PostLegacy of Ashes is the best book I've yet read on the CIA's covert actions." —Edward Jay Epstein, The Wall Street Journal"Legacy of Ashes should be must-reading for every presidential candidate—and every American who wants to understand why the nation repeatedly stumbles into one disaster abroad after another.”—The Boston Globe “A timely and vital contribution . . . [that] glitters with relevance.”—Los Angeles Times“This is by far the scariest book of the year.”—The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307389008
ISBN-10: 0307389006
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: May 20th, 2008
Pages: 812
Language: English