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

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Over the years I've heard many different CIA spook stories; "The CIA
created aids", "the CIA brought Crack to the ghetto", "the CIA used LSD
on prison inmates". Well as it turns out at least one of these claims is
fact (I won't say which). The CIA has a jaw dropping history, at one
point they actually studied the flight patterns of bats to see if they
could be used to bomb Tokyo. Mr. Weiner has gathered it all together
after a great deal of research and it makes for fantastic reading.

— Matt

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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, a reporter for The New York Times, has filed stories from inside the CIA and around the world for twenty years. He is a past winner of the Pulitzer Prize for covering national security. This is his third book.

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

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