The CIA and American Democracy

This third edition of Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones's engrossing history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the CIA since the end of the Cold War, focusing in particular on the intelligence ...

The CIA and American Democracy

This third edition of Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones's engrossing history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the CIA since the end of the Cold War, focusing in particular on the intelligence dimensions of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Praise for the earlier editions: "I have read many books on the CIA, but none more searching and still dispassionate. Nor would I have believed that a book of such towering scholarship could still be so lucid and exciting to read."--Daniel Schorr "This is one of the best short histories of the CIA in print, up-to-date and based on a wide range of sources."--Walter Laqueur "Judicious and reasonable. . . . A sophisticated study that should challenge us to take a more serious view about how our democracy formulates its foreign policy."--David P. Calleo, New York Times Book Review A brief, yet subtle and penetrating, account of the Central Intelligence Agency."--Leonard Bushkoff, Christian Science Monitor "Subtle and crisply written. . . . A book remarkable for its clarity and lack of bias."--William W. Powers, Jr., International Herald Tribune, Paris

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The CIA and American Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This third edition of Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones's engrossing history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the CIA since the end of the Cold War, focusing in particular on the intelligence dimensions of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Praise for the earlier editions: "I
America's Secret Power
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Loch K. Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-03-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Based on hundreds of interviews with CIA officials, national security experts, and legislators, as well as a thorough culling of the archival record, America's Secret Power offers an illuminating and up-to-date picture of the CIA, stressing the difficult balance between the genuine needs of national security and the protection of
In Spies We Trust
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-13 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Tells the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship for the first time - ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11.Why did we ever start trusting spies? It all started a hundred years ago. First we put our faith in them to help win
We Know All About You
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

We Know All About You shows how bulk spying came of age in the nineteenth century, and supplies the first overarching narrative and interpretation of what has happened since, covering the agencies, programs, personalities, technology, leaks, criticisms and reform. Concentrating on America and Britain, it delves into the roles of
CIA and the Pursuit of Security
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Dylan Huw Dylan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-18 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Since its creation in 1947, the CIA has been at the heart of America's security apparatus. Written by intelligence scholars and experts, The CIA and the Pursuit of Security offers the reader a lively survey of the CIA past and present. The history of the agency is presented through the