Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | Yesterday, 9:37am

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$34.95
New Compact Disc
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse US History- 20th Century

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

by

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Covering the Central Intelligence Agencys less-than-stellar reputation over its 60-year existence, this audiobook by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans. Unabridged. 14 CDs.

Review:

"Pulitzer Prize — winner Weiner combed through the history books and recently declassified records to offer up this fascinating, comprehensive and sometimes appalling history of the Central Intelligence Agency. Weiner documents everything from the agency's formation in the aftermath of WWII to its failure to prevent the events of September 11, 2001, and every misstep, blunder and international incident in between. For an important book like this one, it's important for an audiobook narrator to have a certain gravitas, and Rudnicki has plenty. His deep, resonant voice keeps the listener riveted and is ideally suited to the serious, historical — and often grim — subject matter. Rudnicki occasionally uses accents to add flavor to the text when reading quotations, but for the most part wisely eschews this practice and simply brings Weiner's words to life. Rudnicki is one of the best narrators in the business, and he's in top form here — Legacy of Ashes is one of the best audiobooks of the year. Simultaneous release with the Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, June 4). (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For sixty years, the CIA has maintained its reputation while hiding its blunders from the public.Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter reveals the truth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781433201998
Author:
Weiner, Tim
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Read:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.76x5.32x1.94 in. 1.01 lbs.
Media Run Time:
290

Other books you might like

  1. Recipes From the Regional Cooks of... Used Book Club Hardcover $8.50

Related Subjects

Audio Books » World Affairs
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$34.95 In Stock
Product details pages Blackstone Audiobooks - English 9781433201998 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pulitzer Prize — winner Weiner combed through the history books and recently declassified records to offer up this fascinating, comprehensive and sometimes appalling history of the Central Intelligence Agency. Weiner documents everything from the agency's formation in the aftermath of WWII to its failure to prevent the events of September 11, 2001, and every misstep, blunder and international incident in between. For an important book like this one, it's important for an audiobook narrator to have a certain gravitas, and Rudnicki has plenty. His deep, resonant voice keeps the listener riveted and is ideally suited to the serious, historical — and often grim — subject matter. Rudnicki occasionally uses accents to add flavor to the text when reading quotations, but for the most part wisely eschews this practice and simply brings Weiner's words to life. Rudnicki is one of the best narrators in the business, and he's in top form here — Legacy of Ashes is one of the best audiobooks of the year. Simultaneous release with the Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, June 4). (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For sixty years, the CIA has maintained its reputation while hiding its blunders from the public.Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter reveals the truth.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.