Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Scapegoats - LibraryThing
This is a very mixed book. On one hand, it is very-well researched and very easy to read. On the other hand, it is pretty much a hack job on the CIA. That isn't hard to do, but he accentuates the ... Read full review
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A five star topic, with five star research, does not a five star book make. I give Mr. Weiner one star for this 'book,' which is not a book at all. It is a collection of research notes that would be ... Read full review
WE RAN IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY
I5 A VERY STRANGE WAR
HE WAS LYING DOWN AND HE WAS LYING UP
I7 NOBODY KNEW WHAT TO DO
l8 WE HAD ALSO FOOLED OURSELVES
WED BE DELIGHTED TO TRADE THOSE MISSILES
2O HEY BOSS WE DID A GOOD JOB DIDNT WE?
SAIGON SIGNING OFF
INFFFECTIVE AND SCARED
PART FIVE Victory Without Joy The CIA Under Carter Reagan and George H W Bush 1977 10 1993
IIE SOUGHT TO OVERTHROW THEIR SYSTEM
WE WERE JUST PLAIN ASLEEP
A FREELANCE BUCCANEER
HE WAS RUNNING A GREAT RISK
A con MANS CON MAN
I THOUGHT IT WAS A CONSPIRACY
AN OMINOUS DRIFT
MORE COURAGE THAN WISDOM
THE BEGINNING OF A LONG SLIDE DOWNWARDS 28?
WE KNEW THEN THAT WE COULD NOT WIN THE WAR
A POLITICAL HBOMB
TRACK DOWN THE FOREIGN COMMUNISTS
WHAT THE HELL DO THOSE CLOWNS DO OUT THERE IN LANGLEY?
USC WANTS A MILITARY SOLUTION
WE ARE GOING TO CATCH A LOT OF HELL
TO CHANGE THE CONCEPT OF A SECRET SERVICE
A CLASSIC FASCIST IDEAL
THE CIA WOULD BE DESTROYED