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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

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  • Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Allen Lane) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Tim Weiner

    Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

    Hardcover, Allen Lane
    2007
    720 pages

    ISBN: 1846140463
    ISBN-13: 9781846140464

    Since its creation in 1947, the CIA has been a byword for everything that is sinister and ruthless about America's projection of power during the Cold War and with the 'war on terror'. There have been few major political events around the world in which the hidden hand of the Agency has not been seen. In countless movies and books, the CIA has been shown as decisive, brilliant and in control of its own secret world: the image of omnipotence. But this is an illusion. In reality, the CIA has been incompetent, naive, chaotic, ... Show more

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Victoria T

Will curl your hair--alternatively, straighten it

by Victoria T on May 26, 2011

A well-documented history of the dark side of American foreign policy and the secrecy that allowed it to flower.

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