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The Resource Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher R. Moran ; foreword by Tony Mendez

Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher R. Moran ; foreword by Tony Mendez

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Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
Title
Company confessions
Title remainder
secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Christopher R. Moran ; foreword by Tony Mendez
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Spies are supposed to keep quiet, never betraying their agents nor discussing their operations. Somehow, this doesn't apply to the CIA, which routinely vets, and approves, dozens of books by former officers. Many of these memoirs command huge advances and attract enormous publicity. Take Valerie Plame, the CIA officer whose identity was leaked by the Bush White House in 2003 and who reportedly received $2 million for her book Fair Game. Or former CIA director George Tenet whose 2007 memoir reached no. 2 in the Amazon bestseller list, beaten only by the final Harry Potter novel. If the CIA director is allowed to publish his story, it is little wonder that regular agents are choosing to tell theirs. Company Confessions delves into the motivations those spies that write memoirs as well as the politics and policies of the CIA Publication Review Board. Astonishing facts include: the steps taken by the agency to counter such leaks including breaking into publishing houses, putting authors on trial, and secretly authorizing pro-agency 'memoirs' to repair damage to its reputation. Based on interviews, private correspondence, and declassified files, Christopher Moran examines why America's spies are so happy to spill the beans and looks at the damage done when they leak America's secrets."--
  • "The absorbing and untold story of how the CIA, the world's most famous and contoversial intellegence agency, has managed the problem of whistleblowers and dealt with the age-old puzzle of secrecy in an open society"--
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Title
Company confessions
Creator
Summary
Delving into the motivations former CIA agents have for writing memoirs as well as the politics and policies of the CIA Publication Review Board, a fascinating book—drawing on interviews, private correspondence and declassified files—examines why America's spies are so happy to spill the beans and looks at the damage done when they leak the nation's secrets
Subject
Genre
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10526829
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
M656 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
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secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
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Christopher R. Moran ; foreword by Tony Mendez
Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher R. Moran ; foreword by Tony Mendez

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