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The Resource Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher Moran

Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher Moran

Label
Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
Title
Company confessions
Title remainder
secrets, memoirs, and the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Moran
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Spies are supposed to keep quiet, never betraying their agents nor discussing their operations. Somehow, this doesn't apply to the CIA, which routinely vets, and approves, dozens of books by former officers. Many of these memoirs command huge advances and attract enormous publicity. Take Valerie Plame, the CIA officer whose identity was leaked by the Bush White House in 2003 and who reportedly received $2 million for her book Fair Game. Or former CIA director George Tenet whose 2007 memoir reached no. 2 in the Amazon bestseller list, beaten only by the final Harry Potter novel. If the CIA director is allowed to publish his story, it is little wonder that regular agents are choosing to tell theirs. Company Confessions delves into the motivations those spies that write memoirs as well as the politics and policies of the CIA Publication Review Board. Astonishing facts include: the steps taken by the agency to counter such leaks including breaking into publishing houses, putting authors on trial, and secretly authorizing pro-agency 'memoirs' to repair damage to its reputation. Based on interviews, private correspondence, and declassified files, Christopher Moran examines why America's spies are so happy to spill the beans and looks at the damage done when they leak America's secrets."--
  • "The absorbing and untold story of how the CIA, the world's most famous and controversial intelligence agency, has managed the problem of whistleblowers and dealt with the age-old puzzle of secrecy in an open society"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
M656 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher Moran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. If Walls Could Talk -- II. What Would Walter Say? -- III. Blood Sport -- 1. Herbert Yardley: Playing for High Stakes -- I. A 'Magnificent Book' -- II. Codebreaker -- III. Outcast -- IV. Traitor? -- 2. Limited Hangout -- I. Care of Devils -- II. The Rebirth of the US Spy Memoir -- III. the Golden Age -- IV. Secrecy Interrupted -- 3. Renegades and Whistle-blowers -- I. Time of Troubles -- II. Breaking the Brotherhood of Spies -- III. 'The Agency's No. 1 Nemesis' -- 4. Winning Friends and Influencing People -- I. Feeling the Heart -- II. The Last Assignment -- III. The American Model of Intelligence -- 5. The Snepp Problem -- I. The PRB -- II. Institutional Disgrace -- III. Irreparable Harm -- IV. Double Standards -- 6. The Helms Experiment: Righting and Writing the Record -- I. Midlife Crisis -- II. 'The Man Who Kept the Secrets' -- III. Fighting Back -- IV. Quasi-Official History -- Epilogue: 21st-Century Disputes -- I. The Honest Broker -- II. Tightening the Noose, Again -- III. Confessions in the Digital Age
Control code
ocn945804186
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250047137
Lccn
2016003324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945804186
Label
Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA, Christopher Moran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. If Walls Could Talk -- II. What Would Walter Say? -- III. Blood Sport -- 1. Herbert Yardley: Playing for High Stakes -- I. A 'Magnificent Book' -- II. Codebreaker -- III. Outcast -- IV. Traitor? -- 2. Limited Hangout -- I. Care of Devils -- II. The Rebirth of the US Spy Memoir -- III. the Golden Age -- IV. Secrecy Interrupted -- 3. Renegades and Whistle-blowers -- I. Time of Troubles -- II. Breaking the Brotherhood of Spies -- III. 'The Agency's No. 1 Nemesis' -- 4. Winning Friends and Influencing People -- I. Feeling the Heart -- II. The Last Assignment -- III. The American Model of Intelligence -- 5. The Snepp Problem -- I. The PRB -- II. Institutional Disgrace -- III. Irreparable Harm -- IV. Double Standards -- 6. The Helms Experiment: Righting and Writing the Record -- I. Midlife Crisis -- II. 'The Man Who Kept the Secrets' -- III. Fighting Back -- IV. Quasi-Official History -- Epilogue: 21st-Century Disputes -- I. The Honest Broker -- II. Tightening the Noose, Again -- III. Confessions in the Digital Age
Control code
ocn945804186
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250047137
Lccn
2016003324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945804186

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