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CIA and American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0300099487

ISBN-13: 9780300099485

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

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Describing the CIA's adventures and misadventures from its founding in 1947, this edition of the engrossing history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new preface that discusses the agency's fortunes since the end of the cold war.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is professor emeritus of American history, Edinburgh University. His previous books include "The CIA and American Democracy," "Peace Now! American Society and the Ending of the Vietnam War," and "Cloak and Dollar: A History of American Secret Intelligence," all published by Yale University Press.

Preface to the Third Edition
Prologue: 9/11 and the Post-Cold War CIA
The Lessons of American History
The Birth of the CIA
The Mists of Bogota: Expansion and Obfuscation
Surviving McCarthy: A Weakness for Immunity
The Golden Age of Operations
Intelligence in the Golden Age: The Fight for Credibility
Presidential Shake-up: Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs
Presidential Neglect: LBJ and the CIA to June 1966
Helms, Johnson, and Cosmetic Intelligence
Nixon, Kissinger, and the Fruits of Manipulation
Democracy's Intelligence Flap: Toward a New Legitimacy
Restrained Intelligence and the Half-Won Peace
Ignoring the Credible: The CIA in the 1980s
List of Abbreviations Used in the Notes