Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

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by Bob Woodward
     
 

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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American foreign policy in the 1980s.

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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American foreign policy in the 1980s.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."
— Bob Schieffer,CBS News Face the Nation

"Bob Woodward, the master chronicler of Washington's deepest secrets, has produced an investigative record of the CIA's turbulent years under the late William Casey....Veil plows more new ground than a dozen tractors in Iowa."
U.S. News & World Report

"Veil lays bare, in a way that no reportage has done before, the power struggle between contending factions — both inside and outside the CIA — for control over the nation's foreign intelligence apparatus...."
The Washington Times

"To read Veil is to be astonished at the access Woodward achieved....The reader is invited to understand Casey. The author dared open himself to Casey's charm, to Casey's rationale...."
New York Daily News

"Fifteen years after he unraveled Watergate as little more than a policebeat reporter, Woodward has lost none of his edge as one of the finest journalistic investigators of our time....Woodward has succeeded brilliantly in cracking state secrets...."
Los Angeles Times Book Review

Library Journal
Woodward's books on Watergate, the Supreme Court, and John Belushi were not so controversial as Veil. His deathbed visit to William Casey, former CIA head, has been disputed by Casey's wife. What Woodward knew about Casey's Iran-contra role was apparently withheld from Congress. All this smoke has drawn attention from the fire. Woodward's tale of attempted murders, payoffs to foreign leaders, covert contra aid, covert aid to Britain in the Falklands War, and anti-terrorist squads is formidable. He presents Casey's CIA as a dangerously illegal loose cannon on the deck of U.S. foreign policy. Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743274036
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
300,513
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.51(d)

What People are saying about this

"Fifteen years after he unraveled Watergate as little more than a policy-beat reporter, Woodward has lost none of his edge as one of the finest journalistic investigators of our time. . . . Woodward has succeeded brilliantly in cracking state secrets. . . ."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Bob Woodward, the master chronicler of Washington's deepest secrets, has produced an investigative record of the CIA's turbulent years under the late William Casey. . . . Veil plows more new ground than a dozen tractors in Iowa."
--U.S. News & World Report

"Veil lays bare, in a way that no reportage has done before, the power struggle between contending factions-both inside and outside the CIA-for control over the nation's foreign intelligence apparatus. . . ."
--The Washington Times

Meet the Author

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Birth:
March 26, 1943
Place of Birth:
Geneva, Illinois
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1965

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