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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, Kai Bird

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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames
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The good spy
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the life and death of Robert Ames
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Kai Bird
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eng
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Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East
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Title
The good spy
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In The Good Spy, author Kai Bird builds a comprehensive profile of CIA intelligence officer Robert Ames, who died in 1983 when the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed. Ames specialized in Arabic language and Arab history and politics, becoming a recognized expert who served as a key policy advisor to U.S. decision makers. Committed to finding solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other sources of unrest in the Middle East, Ames emphasized fact-finding and rational policy analysis despite American partisan political pressures and decreasing stability in Lebanon and Iran. This absorbing portrait of a family man and dedicated professional also offers a compelling account of the region's history up to 1983. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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individual biography
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10304598
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DLC
Dewey number
364
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B549 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, Kai Bird
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-410) and index
Contents
The making of a spy -- The Agency -- Arabia -- Aden and Beirut -- The Red Prince -- Secret diplomacy -- Headquarters, 1975-79 -- The assassination -- The ayatollahs -- Jimmy Carter and Hostage America -- Bill Casey and Ronald Reagan -- Beirut destiny -- The enigma of Imad Mughniyeh
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307889751
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013049480
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illustrations

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