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The Resource Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner

Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner

Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA
Title
Legacy of ashes
Title remainder
the history of the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Tim Weiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the hidden history of the CIA: why eleven presidents and three generations of CIA officers have been unable to understand the world; why nearly every CIA director has left the agency in worse shape than he found it; and how these failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security. For sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, burying its blunders in top-secret archives. Its mission was to know the world--when it did not succeed, it set out to change the world instead. Now Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiner offers the first definitive history of the CIA, based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans, including ten Directors of Central Intelligence.--From publisher description
Summary
This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For sixty years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation while never disclosing its blunders to the American public. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter uses the CIA's own archives to reveal the CIA as a deeply flawed organization
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2007.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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211280
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
W44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the history of the CIA
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007004077.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"In the beginning, we knew nothing" : the CIA under Truman, 1945-1953 -- "A strange kind of genius" : the CIA under Eisenhower, 1953 to 1961 -- Lost causes : the CIA under Kennedy and Johnson, 1961 to 1968 -- "Get rid of the clowns" : the CIA under Nixon and Ford, 1968 to 1977 -- Victory without joy : the CIA under Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, 1977 to 1993 -- The reckoning : the CIA under Clinton and George W. Bush, 1993 to 2007
Control code
4233294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
702 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514453
Lccn
2007004077
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm82367780
  • (OCoLC)82367780
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007004077.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"In the beginning, we knew nothing" : the CIA under Truman, 1945-1953 -- "A strange kind of genius" : the CIA under Eisenhower, 1953 to 1961 -- Lost causes : the CIA under Kennedy and Johnson, 1961 to 1968 -- "Get rid of the clowns" : the CIA under Nixon and Ford, 1968 to 1977 -- Victory without joy : the CIA under Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, 1977 to 1993 -- The reckoning : the CIA under Clinton and George W. Bush, 1993 to 2007
Control code
4233294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
702 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514453
Lccn
2007004077
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm82367780
  • (OCoLC)82367780

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