Legacy of ashes - : the history of the CIA

All-powerful, brilliant, decisive, ruthlessly effective ...this is the image of the CIA as portrayed in countless films and novels. It is wrong. This shocking book, based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent organization, so ineffective it was nicknamed 'Can't Identify Anything' by Nato forces. In a story of botched coups, missed targets, lost operatives and fatal errors, Tim Weiner shows how the CIA now poses a threat not only to the security of the US, but the world.

Tim Weiner
(Tim Weiner.)
Förlag År Ort Om boken ISBN
Anchor books 2008 USA, New York xxii, 812 sidor. ill. 21 cm. 978-0-307-38900-8
Penguin 2008 England, London xviii, 812 sidor., [8] sidor. of plates ports. 20 cm 978-0-241-95623-6, 978-0-14-103316-7
Doubleday cop. 2007 New York, New York 702 sidor., [8] sidor. of plates ill. 25 cm. 978-0-385-51445-3
Allen Lane 2007 Storbritannien, London xviii, 702 sidor. ill. 978-1-84614-046-4