The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives (Paperback)
In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted through thousands of documents and interviewed over 400 CIA officers in his attempt to bring their long-hidden stories to light. The result of this extraordinary work of investigation is a surprising glimpse at the real lives of secret agents, and an unprecedented history of the most compelling-and controversial-department of the US government.
About the Author
TED GUP is an investigative reporter who has been a staff writer for the" Washington Post "and a correspondent at "Time" magazine. He is the author of "The Book of Honor" and the recipient of a George Polk Award and a Worth Bingham Prize. A professor of journalism at Case Western Reserve University, he lives in Pepper Pike, Oh
“Rich reporting...a fitting tribute.”–The Boston Globe