Safe for Democracy

The Secret Wars of the CIA
Ivan R Dee, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 16. Februar 2009
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 736 Seiten
978-1-56663-823-4 (ISBN)
Safe for Democracy for the first time places the story of the CIA's covert operations squarely in the context of America's global quest for democratic values and institutions. National security historian John Prados offers a comprehensive history of the CIA's secret wars that is as close to a definitive account as is possible today.
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 39 mm
  • 969 gr
978-1-56663-823-4 (9781566638234)
1566638232 (1566638232)
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John Prados is widely recognized as one of the foremost historians of national security affairs. A Columbia University Ph.D., his major books include Presidents' Secret Wars, Pentagon Games, Keepers of the Keys, Inside the Pentagon Papers, The Blood Road, Valley of Decision, The Hidden History of the Vietnam War, and Combined Fleet Decoded. Mr. Prados is a senior fellow at the National Security Archives and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
This definitive history of covert action is both timely and necessary. -- James Bamford, author of <I>The Puzzle Palace<I>, <I>Body of Secrets<I>, and <I>A Pretext for War<I> Prados brings together in one colorful narrative a sweeping history of America's covert wars. -- Kai Bird, coauthor of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Safe for Democracy is history for adults-not White House spin but what really happened and why. -- Thomas Powers, Pulitzer Prize winner for national reporting and author of <I>Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al-Qaeda Highly readable, this is intelligence history, and intelligent history at its best. -- Lloyd Gardner, foreign policy specialist and author A comprehensive and up-to-date account. -- Norman Polmar, co-author of <I>Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage<I> Prados... constructs factual narratives of events based on thorough research with minimal analytic interpretation interspersed. -- Bruce Miller * Blue Voice * Prados has performed a valuable service....A comprehensive and superbly researched effort that is both engrossing and disturbing. * Booklist * If you're studying the CIA's operations and routines you can't be without Safe for Democracy. * Midwest Book Review * This is the most detailed single volume on the modern history of US covert operations. * CHOICE * Prados is an extraordinarily tenacious researcher....[This book is] an impressive achievement. -- Lawrence D. Freedman * Foreign Affairs * A rare degree of success....His coverage is unusually comprehensive and objective....An authoritative, original work....Prados demonstrates his virtuosity. * Journal of American History * A well-researched, detailed, and vivid account....Prados proves a master of his subject. -- Dimitris Keridas * Poliltical Science Quarterly * Factual and capacious...if anyone writes hereafter about CIA's covert actions without consulting Prados, the result will be woefully deficient. -- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., special assistant to President Kennedy and author of A Thousand Days The book has many strengths...[Prados] introduces a mountain of newly declassified documents and information from memoirs and interviews. The book thus contains much new detail about individuals involved in covert operations and project costs. * The Historian * Safe for Democracy argues its author's case very well, and it opens some very serious questions for scholarly military historians. * Military History *

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