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Legacy of Ashes

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Legacy of Ashes

The History of the CIA
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This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last sixty years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America’s confidence.

Legacy of Ashes is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA. Everything is on the record. There are no anonymous sources, no blind quotations. With shocking revelations that will make headlines, Tim Weiner gets at the truth and tells how the CIA’s failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security.

This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last sixty years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America’s confidence.

Legacy of Ashes is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA. Everything is on the record. There are no anonymous sources, no blind quotations. With shocking revelations that will make headlines, Tim Weiner gets at the truth and tells how the CIA’s failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security.

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  • Tim Weiner is a reporter for the New York Times. He has written on American intelligence for twenty years, and won the Pulitzer Prize for his work on secret national security programs. He has traveled to Afghanistan and other nations to investigate CIA covert operations firsthand.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Jimmy Carter was appalled when he was told of some of the creepy heads of state that the CIA was paying to stay in power. Even more appalling actions and incompetence come to light in Weiner's history of the agency. Narrator Stefan Rudnicki's attention to the many quotes enhances the text. He has the judgment to leave his voice unchanged for a quote if the source is clear or to modify his speech in such a tiny way, maybe with a word or two of accent, as to micro-impersonate without converting himself into a character. The plethora of foreign words, places, and names gives Rudnicki no pause, and his comfort with many languages strengthens the continuity of the production. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
  • Publishers Weekly Absorbing…a credible and damning indictment of American intelligence policy.
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