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Legacy of Ashes

"Tim Weiner offers the first definitive history of the CIA - and everything is on the record. Legacy of Ashes is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans, including ten directors of central intelligence. It takes the CIA from its creation after World War II, through its battles in the cold war and the war on terror, to its near-collapse after 9/11. Here is the hidden history of the CIA: why eleven presidents and three generations of CIA officers have been unable to understand the world, why nearly every CIA director has left the agency in worse shape than he found it, and how these failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security."--BOOK JACKET.

2007  National Book Awards
2007  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
2007  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2007  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

TopicsCentral Intelligence Agency
Intelligence service
Intelligence agents
Intelligence officers
American history
International relations
American Foreign relations