Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Legacy of Ashes

Alex Corvino recommended that I read Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, and boy, was he right. If you're interested in intelligence services and espionage, this is a fantastic book, full of eye-popping revelations (at least to me) about the history of the CIA and it's remarkable capacity for bungling on an epic scale. Based on the number of interviews author Tim Weiner conducted, as well as the number of internal CIA-commissioned histories he used, this may well be the best-researched book available on the history of the CIA.

Amazon link: Legacy of Ashes.

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