The good spy : The Life and Death of Robert Ames. / Kai Bird.
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- ISBN: 9780307889775 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird's compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history -- a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East -- CIA operative Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from his peers was his extraordinary ability to form deep, meaningful connections with key Arab intelligence figures. Some operatives relied on threats and subterfuge, but Ames worked by building friendships and emphasizing shared values -- never more notably than with Yasir Arafat's charismatic intelligence chief and heir apparent Ali Hassan...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6796 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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