The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames - Kai Bird

Kai Bird is back. In The Good Spy (Crown, $26) Bird, co-author of the definitive Oppenheimer biography, American Prometheus, tells another riveting, true story filled with enough thrilling intrigue to deserve a blockbuster film. Robert Ames was an American agent in the Middle East. In 1983, his life and good work were cut short in the attack on the American Embassy in Beirut. His legacy is one of the most highly regarded in U.S. covert action; Ames worked to gain information through trust and relationship-building rather than coercion. Bird tells Ames’s story with fastidious attention to detail and the intimate kindness of an admirer.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780307889768
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - May 26th, 2015