Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Compact Disc)

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By Tim Weiner, Stefan Rudnicki (Read by)
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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


This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For over sixty years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence. Legacy of Ashes is based on more than fifty thousand documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA. Everything is on the record. There are no anonymous sources, no blind quotations. With shocking revelations that will make headlines, Tim Weiner gets at the truth and tells how the CIA's failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433201998
ISBN-10: 1433201992
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: July 1st, 2007
Pages: 17
Language: English
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