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The Resource The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future, Chris Whipple

The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future, Chris Whipple

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The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future
Title
The spymasters
Title remainder
how the CIA directors shape history and the future
Statement of responsibility
Chris Whipple
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the world's most powerful and influential intelligence service. With unprecedented, deep access to nearly all these individuals plus several of their predecessors, Chris Whipple tells the story of an agency that answers to the United States president alone, but whose activities--spying, espionage, and covert action--take place on every continent. At pivotal moments, the CIA acts as a brake on rogue presidents, starting in the mid-seventies with DCI Richard Helms's refusal to conceal Richard Nixon's criminality and continuing to the present as the actions of a CIA whistleblower have ignited impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Since its inception in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating largely in the shadows to protect American interests. For The Spymasters, Whipple conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with nearly every living CIA director, pulling back the curtain on the world's elite spy agencies and showing how the CIA partners--or clashes--with counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Topics covered in the book include attempts by presidents to use the agency for their own ends; simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia; rogue nuclear threats; and cyberwarfare."--Amazon
Cataloging source
YDX
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Whipple, Chris
Dewey number
355.17093
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
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The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future, Chris Whipple
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Publication
Control code
on1105951227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781982106409
System control number
(OCoLC)1105951227
Label
The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future, Chris Whipple
Publication
Control code
on1105951227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781982106409
System control number
(OCoLC)1105951227

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