Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Author: Tim Weiner
ISBN 13: 9780307389008
ISBN 10: 307389006
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2008-05-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 848
List Price: $17.95

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.

The New York Times Book Review - Evan Thomas

Tim Weiner's engrossing, comprehensive Legacy of Ashes is a litany of failure, from the C.I.A.'s early days, when hundreds of agents were dropped behind the Iron Curtain to be killed or doubled (almost without exception), to more recent humiliations, like George Tenet's now infamous "slam dunk" line…by using tens of thousands of declassified documents and on-the-record recollections of dozens of chagrined spymasters, Weiner paints what may be the most disturbing picture yet of C.I.A. ineptitude.