Coverart for item
The Resource Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers

Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers

Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda
Title
Intelligence wars
Title remainder
American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These essays about U.S. intelligence services, from Thomas Powers -- acknowledged secret intelligence authority and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist -- trace a history of brilliant successes, ghastly failures, and gripping uncertainties. They range from the exploits of Wild Bill Donovan during World War II, to the CIA's elaborate cold war struggles with the KGB, to debates about the role of secret intelligence in the post-Cold War world. Here too are analyses of the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Kennedy assassination, William Casey's years as CIA director under Ronald Reagan, the Aldrich Ames scandal, and such urgent contemporary issues as whether the CIA is up to the challenge of defending America against terrorism
Summary
Essays document historical successes and failures of the American intelligence services, from analyses of the Bay of Pigs and the Kennedy assassination to the CIA's Cold War struggles with the KGB
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158691
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940 December 12-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Thomas
Dewey number
327.1273/009/045
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
P678 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence service
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda
Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly articles originally published in the New York review of books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The underground entrepreneur -- The conspiracy that failed -- Founding father -- Phantom spies at Los Alamos -- The plot thickens -- The riddle inside the enigma -- The bloodless war -- Saving the Shah -- And after we've struck Cuba? -- The heart of the story -- The mind of the assassin -- The interesting one -- Marilyn was the least of it -- Soviet intentions and capabilities -- The ears of America -- Notes from underground -- Doing the right thing -- Last of the cowboys -- The bottom line -- No laughing matter -- Who won the Cold War? -- The black arts -- The trouble with the CIA -- America's new intelligence war
Control code
16841080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781590170236
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50184833
Label
Intelligence wars : American secret history from Hitler to al-Qaeda, Thomas Powers
Publication
Note
Chiefly articles originally published in the New York review of books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The underground entrepreneur -- The conspiracy that failed -- Founding father -- Phantom spies at Los Alamos -- The plot thickens -- The riddle inside the enigma -- The bloodless war -- Saving the Shah -- And after we've struck Cuba? -- The heart of the story -- The mind of the assassin -- The interesting one -- Marilyn was the least of it -- Soviet intentions and capabilities -- The ears of America -- Notes from underground -- Doing the right thing -- Last of the cowboys -- The bottom line -- No laughing matter -- Who won the Cold War? -- The black arts -- The trouble with the CIA -- America's new intelligence war
Control code
16841080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781590170236
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50184833

Library Locations

    • Indiana State LibraryBorrow it
      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...