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The Resource Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers

Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers

Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda
Title
Intelligence wars
Title remainder
American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These essays about U.S. intelligence services, from Thomas Powers -- acknowledged secret intelligence authority and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist -- trace a history of brilliant successes, ghastly failures, and gripping uncertainties. They range from the exploits of Wild Bill Donovan during World War II, to the CIA's elaborate cold war struggles with the KGB, to debates about the role of secret intelligence in the post-Cold War world. Here too are analyses of the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Kennedy assassination, William Casey's years as CIA director under Ronald Reagan, the Aldrich Ames scandal, and such urgent contemporary issues as whether the CIA is up to the challenge of defending America against terrorism
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1940 December 12-
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Powers, Thomas
Dewey number
327.1273009045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence service
Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly articles originally published in the New York review of books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • interesting one -- Marilyn was the least of it -- Soviet intentions and capabilities -- The
  • ears of America -- Notes from underground -- Doing the right thing -- Last of the cowboys -- The
  • bottom line -- No laughing matter -- Who won the Cold War? -- The
  • black arts -- The
  • trouble with the CIA -- America's new intelligence war
  • The
  • underground entrepreneur -- The
  • conspiracy that failed -- Founding father -- Phantom spies at Los Alamos -- The
  • plot thickens -- The
  • riddle inside the enigma -- The
  • bloodless war -- Saving the Shah -- And after we've struck Cuba? -- The
  • heart of the story -- The
  • mind of the assassin -- The
Control code
FIEb12917394
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781590170236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50184833
Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers
Publication
Note
Chiefly articles originally published in the New York review of books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • interesting one -- Marilyn was the least of it -- Soviet intentions and capabilities -- The
  • ears of America -- Notes from underground -- Doing the right thing -- Last of the cowboys -- The
  • bottom line -- No laughing matter -- Who won the Cold War? -- The
  • black arts -- The
  • trouble with the CIA -- America's new intelligence war
  • The
  • underground entrepreneur -- The
  • conspiracy that failed -- Founding father -- Phantom spies at Los Alamos -- The
  • plot thickens -- The
  • riddle inside the enigma -- The
  • bloodless war -- Saving the Shah -- And after we've struck Cuba? -- The
  • heart of the story -- The
  • mind of the assassin -- The
Control code
FIEb12917394
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781590170236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50184833

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