The Central Intelligence Agency [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies

The Central Intelligence Agency [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies

by Jan Goldman Ph.D.
     
 

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The Central Intelligence Agency is essential in the fight to keep America safe from foreign attacks. This two-volume work traces through facts and documents the history of the CIA, from the people involved to the operations conducted for national security.
• Covers the history of the CIA from its days prior to World War II, when it was known as the Office of

Overview

The Central Intelligence Agency is essential in the fight to keep America safe from foreign attacks. This two-volume work traces through facts and documents the history of the CIA, from the people involved to the operations conducted for national security.
• Covers the history of the CIA from its days prior to World War II, when it was known as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), supplying comprehensive, objective information in a convenient ready reference• Provides documents formerly classified as "top secret" and an extensive bibliography to allow further research by students• Includes contributions from about two dozen experts in their field of study, ranging from a psychologist describing CIA "mind experiments" to former practitioners and historians writing on covert operations during the Cold War • Provides primary documents such as the oldest formerly classified document held by the CIA (how to make invisible ink, 1918) and intelligence reports that Osama bin Laden was planning to attack the United States (2001)

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From the Publisher

"Offering readers a well-documented history of the CIA and its operations, this set is appropriate for most public and academic libraries." - Booklist

"Researchers at all levels will be able to use these primary sources in conjunction with the time line and analysis as a launching point for their own projects. The encyclopedia rises above the goals of merely summarizing knowledge. It should remain relevant as a documentary record for many years, even as its content becomes dated and the CIA moves forward in its mission in a very complicated world. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All libraries and levels." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610690911
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/2015
Pages:
911
Sales rank:
1,199,532
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Goldman is on the faculty of the Global Education Institute at Georgetown University and an international expert on ethics and intelligence for national security.

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