Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

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Title: Legacy of Ashes( The History of the CIA) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: TimWeiner <>Publisher: AnchorBooks

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"Tim Weiner has read widely and dug deeply to produce this marvelous and convincing history of the CIA across six decades. That every quote is also on the record is a testament to his skill and also, thankfully, to the transparency that endures in the American political system."
--Steve Coll, author of "Ghost Wars"

""Legacy of Ashes," like all first-rate histories, is not only richly informative but provocative and insightful. It is a combustible mix of deeply-researched history, solid reporting and revealing anecdotes. Tim Weiner's history of the CIA explains not merely the past but the present, laying out in fine detail the structural and philosophical flaws that have dogged the Agency from day one and which continue to leave the country unduly vulnerable."
--Ted Gup, author of "The Book of Honor" and "Nation of Secrets

""This is a fascinating, deeply scary book. With prodigious reporting and on-the-record sources, Tim Weiner shows why the CIA has done so poorly in traditional intelligence. It's a riveting tale and also a warning. America must develop the ability--and the will--to know and face the facts about the world."
--Walter Isaacson, author of "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and "Einstein: His Life and Universe
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This is a timely, immensely readable, and highly critical history of the CIA, culminating with the most recent catastrophic failures in Iraq."
--Mark Bowden, author of BLACKHAWK DOWN
"""Must reading for anyone interested in the CIA or American intelligence since World War II." "The Washington Post" "Legacy 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""

"Must reading for anyone interested in the CIA or American intelligence since World War II." --The Washington Post"Legacy 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

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'This racy history reveals the CIA as a secret service to make Smiley weep and Bond howl in horror'

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