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The Resource Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner

Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner

Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA
Title
Legacy of ashes
Title remainder
the history of the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Tim Weiner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. For sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, burying its blunders in top-secret archives. Its mission was to know the world--when it did not succeed, it set out to change the world instead. Now Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiner offers the first definitive history of the CIA, 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.--From publisher description
Awards note
National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction, 2007
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiner, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
W44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
  • CIA
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Fight fire with fire
  • 4.
  • The most secret thing
  • 5.
  • A rich blind man
  • 6.
  • They were suicide missions
  • 7.
  • A vast field of illusion
  • 2.
  • Author's note
  • A strange kind of genius : the CIA under Eisenhower, 1953 to 1961
  • 8.
  • We have no plan
  • 9.
  • CIA's greatest single triumph
  • 10.
  • Bomb repeat bomb
  • 11.
  • And then we'll have a storm
  • 12.
  • pt. 1.
  • We ran it in a different way
  • 13.
  • Wishful blindness
  • 14.
  • Ham-handed operations of all kinds
  • 15.
  • A very strange war
  • 16.
  • He was lying down and he was lying up
  • In the beginning, we knew nothing : the CIA under Truman, 1945-1953
  • 1.
  • Intelligence must be global and totalitarian
  • 2.
  • The logic of force
  • 3.
  • 20.
  • Hey, boss, we did a good job, didn't we?
  • 21.
  • I thought it was a conspiracy
  • 22.
  • An ominous drift
  • 23.
  • More courage than wisdom
  • 24.
  • The beginning of a long slide downwards
  • pt. 3.
  • 25.
  • We knew then that we could not win the war
  • 26.
  • A political H-bomb
  • 27.
  • Track down the foreign communists
  • pt. 4.
  • Get rid of the clowns : the CIA under Nixon and Ford, 1968 to 1977
  • 28.
  • What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley?
  • Lost causes : the CIA under Kennedy and Johnson, 1961 to 1968
  • 29.
  • USG wants a military solution
  • 30.
  • We are going to catch a lot of hell
  • 31.
  • To change the concept of a secret service
  • 32.
  • A classic fascist ideal
  • 33.
  • The CIA would be destroyed
  • 17.
  • 34.
  • Saigon signing off
  • 35.
  • Ineffective and scared
  • pt. 5.
  • Victory without joy : the CIA under Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, 1977 to 1993
  • 36.
  • He sought to overthrow their system
  • 37.
  • We were just plain asleep
  • Nobody knew what to do
  • 38.
  • A free-lance buccaneer
  • 39.
  • In a dangerous way
  • 40.
  • He was running a great risk
  • 41.
  • A con man's con man
  • 42.
  • To think the unthinkable
  • 18.
  • 43.
  • What are we going to do when the wall comes down?
  • We had also fooled ourselves
  • 19.
  • We'd be delighted to trade those missiles
  • 47.
  • The threat could not be more real
  • 48.
  • The dark side
  • 49.
  • A grave mistake
  • 50.
  • The burial ceremony
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • pt. 6.
  • Index
  • The reckoning : the CIA under Clinton and George W. Bush, 1993 to 2007
  • 44.
  • We had no facts
  • 45.
  • Why in the world didn't we know?
  • 46.
  • We're in trouble
Control code
82367780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 702 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514453
Lccn
2007004077
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82367780
Label
Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA, Tim Weiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Fight fire with fire
  • 4.
  • The most secret thing
  • 5.
  • A rich blind man
  • 6.
  • They were suicide missions
  • 7.
  • A vast field of illusion
  • 2.
  • Author's note
  • A strange kind of genius : the CIA under Eisenhower, 1953 to 1961
  • 8.
  • We have no plan
  • 9.
  • CIA's greatest single triumph
  • 10.
  • Bomb repeat bomb
  • 11.
  • And then we'll have a storm
  • 12.
  • pt. 1.
  • We ran it in a different way
  • 13.
  • Wishful blindness
  • 14.
  • Ham-handed operations of all kinds
  • 15.
  • A very strange war
  • 16.
  • He was lying down and he was lying up
  • In the beginning, we knew nothing : the CIA under Truman, 1945-1953
  • 1.
  • Intelligence must be global and totalitarian
  • 2.
  • The logic of force
  • 3.
  • 20.
  • Hey, boss, we did a good job, didn't we?
  • 21.
  • I thought it was a conspiracy
  • 22.
  • An ominous drift
  • 23.
  • More courage than wisdom
  • 24.
  • The beginning of a long slide downwards
  • pt. 3.
  • 25.
  • We knew then that we could not win the war
  • 26.
  • A political H-bomb
  • 27.
  • Track down the foreign communists
  • pt. 4.
  • Get rid of the clowns : the CIA under Nixon and Ford, 1968 to 1977
  • 28.
  • What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley?
  • Lost causes : the CIA under Kennedy and Johnson, 1961 to 1968
  • 29.
  • USG wants a military solution
  • 30.
  • We are going to catch a lot of hell
  • 31.
  • To change the concept of a secret service
  • 32.
  • A classic fascist ideal
  • 33.
  • The CIA would be destroyed
  • 17.
  • 34.
  • Saigon signing off
  • 35.
  • Ineffective and scared
  • pt. 5.
  • Victory without joy : the CIA under Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, 1977 to 1993
  • 36.
  • He sought to overthrow their system
  • 37.
  • We were just plain asleep
  • Nobody knew what to do
  • 38.
  • A free-lance buccaneer
  • 39.
  • In a dangerous way
  • 40.
  • He was running a great risk
  • 41.
  • A con man's con man
  • 42.
  • To think the unthinkable
  • 18.
  • 43.
  • What are we going to do when the wall comes down?
  • We had also fooled ourselves
  • 19.
  • We'd be delighted to trade those missiles
  • 47.
  • The threat could not be more real
  • 48.
  • The dark side
  • 49.
  • A grave mistake
  • 50.
  • The burial ceremony
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • pt. 6.
  • Index
  • The reckoning : the CIA under Clinton and George W. Bush, 1993 to 2007
  • 44.
  • We had no facts
  • 45.
  • Why in the world didn't we know?
  • 46.
  • We're in trouble
Control code
82367780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 702 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514453
Lccn
2007004077
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82367780

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