Spying for America: The Hidden History of U. S. Intelligenceby Nathan Miller
A readable, fair-minded, & comprehensive review of American intelligence operations since the revolution & #1 spymaster George Washington. Stories of secret agents, unwelcome analysis, technical ingenuity, & controversial covert action illuminate its episode evolution from 1775 to the present. This book provides an overall account of American intelligence that places it within the context of two centuries of national history. An excellent history, it serves as a lucid backdrop to current debates over the CIAs role around the world. For students & scholars, supporters & skeptics, this is the place to start. Illustrated.
Charles W. Corddry The Baltimore Sun
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Skirting both quixotic puffery and ideological cant, Nathan Miller has produced a fair-minded history of American intelligence operations. It provides a lucid backdrop to current debates over the CIA's role from Managua to Beirut.
An intriguing, provocative, panoramic view of American intelligence: stories of secret agents, unwelcome analysis, technical ingenuity and controversial covert action illuminate its episodic evolution from 1775 to the present. For students and scholars, supporters and skeptics, this is the place to start.
(David Wise, author of The Spy Who Got Away)
Meet the Author
Nathan Miller is an award-winning journalist and the author of twelve works of history and biography, including Broadside: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815, FDR: An Intimate History, and War at Sea. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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