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.
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The spymasters
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How the cia directors shape history and the future.
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Chris Whipple
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eng
Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers , a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office. 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. A revelatory, behind-the-scenes look, The Spymasters recounts seven decades of CIA activity and elicits predictions about the issues-and threats-that will engage the attention of future operatives and analysts. Including eye-opening interviews with George Tenet, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, and David Petraeus, as well as those who've just recently departed the agency, this is a timely, essential, and important contribution to current events
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Whipple, Chris
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
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  • Politics
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The spymasters : How the cia directors shape history and the future., Chris Whipple
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rdacontent
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ODN0004815566
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1 online resource
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electronic
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9781982106423
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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BCDB3B34-5B7E-4802-A510-DF8A1FB679DB
Label
The spymasters : How the cia directors shape history and the future., Chris Whipple
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0004815566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781982106423
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BCDB3B34-5B7E-4802-A510-DF8A1FB679DB

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