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The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives

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In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted through thousands of documents and interviewed over 400 CIA officers in his attempt to bring their long-hidden stories to light. The result of this extraordinary work of investigation is a surprising glimpse at the real lives of secret agents, and an unprecedented history of the most compelling-and controversial-department of the US government.

Synopsis:

Based on interviews with more than four hundred CIA officers, a journey into the classified lives of unofficial CIA agents who died in the line of duty offers insight into their heroic but secret sacrifices. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

An investigative journalist provides a history of CIA covert operations, based on highly classified information, and reveals the true stories of agents who have died anonymously in the line of duty.

About the Author

\Ted Gup is a legendary investigative reporter who worked under Bob Woodward at the Washington Post, and later at Time. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the George Polk Award and the Worth Bingham Prize. Gup is a professor of journalism at Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428196
Subtitle:
The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Gup, Ted
Author:
Ted Gup
Subject:
History : Military - United States
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Spies -- United States.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military-Espionage
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Politics-Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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Product details 432 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307428196 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on interviews with more than four hundred CIA officers, a journey into the classified lives of unofficial CIA agents who died in the line of duty offers insight into their heroic but secret sacrifices. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , An investigative journalist provides a history of CIA covert operations, based on highly classified information, and reveals the true stories of agents who have died anonymously in the line of duty.
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