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The Resource Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner ; [with a new afterword]

Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner ; [with a new afterword]

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 ; [with a new afterword]
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
National book award winner (2007).
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiner, Tim
Dewey number
327.1273009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner ; [with a new afterword]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [607]-778) 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
  • Intelligence must be global and totalitarian -- The logic of force -- Fight fire with fire -- The most secret thing -- A rich blind man -- They were suicide missions -- A vast field of illusion -- We have no plan -- CIA's greatest single triumph -- Bomb repeat bomb -- And then we'll have a storm -- We ran it in a different way -- Wishful blindness -- Ham-handed operations of all kinds -- A very strange war -- He was lying down and he was lying up -- Nobody knew what to do -- We had also fooled ourselves -- We'd be delighted to trade those missiles -- Hey, boss, we did a good job, didn't we? -- I thought it was a conspiracy -- An ominous drift -- More courage than wisdom -- The beginning of a long slide downwards -- We knew then that we could not win the war -- A political H-bomb -- Track down the foreign communists -- What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley? -- USG 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 -- Saigon signing off -- Ineffective and scared -- He sought to overthrow their system -- We were just plain asleep -- A free-lance buccaneer -- In a dangerous way -- He was running a great risk -- A con man's con man -- To think the unthinkable -- What are we going to do when the wall comes down? -- We had no facts -- Why in the world didn't we know? -- We're in trouble -- The threat could not be more real -- The dark side -- A grave mistake -- The burial ceremony
Control code
2008273687
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxii, 812 p.
Isbn
9780307389008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008273687
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner ; [with a new afterword]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [607]-778) 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
  • Intelligence must be global and totalitarian -- The logic of force -- Fight fire with fire -- The most secret thing -- A rich blind man -- They were suicide missions -- A vast field of illusion -- We have no plan -- CIA's greatest single triumph -- Bomb repeat bomb -- And then we'll have a storm -- We ran it in a different way -- Wishful blindness -- Ham-handed operations of all kinds -- A very strange war -- He was lying down and he was lying up -- Nobody knew what to do -- We had also fooled ourselves -- We'd be delighted to trade those missiles -- Hey, boss, we did a good job, didn't we? -- I thought it was a conspiracy -- An ominous drift -- More courage than wisdom -- The beginning of a long slide downwards -- We knew then that we could not win the war -- A political H-bomb -- Track down the foreign communists -- What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley? -- USG 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 -- Saigon signing off -- Ineffective and scared -- He sought to overthrow their system -- We were just plain asleep -- A free-lance buccaneer -- In a dangerous way -- He was running a great risk -- A con man's con man -- To think the unthinkable -- What are we going to do when the wall comes down? -- We had no facts -- Why in the world didn't we know? -- We're in trouble -- The threat could not be more real -- The dark side -- A grave mistake -- The burial ceremony
Control code
2008273687
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxii, 812 p.
Isbn
9780307389008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008273687
Other physical details
ill.

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