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Written by Tim WeinerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tim Weiner

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: May 20, 2008
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-38900-8 (0-307-38900-6)
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about this book

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security.

"Must reading for anyone interested in the CIA or American intelligence since World War II."
The Washington Post

Legacy of Ashes is the best book I've yet read on the CIA's covert actions."
—Edward Jay Epstein, The Wall Street Journal

"Legacy of Ashes should be must-reading for every presidential candidate—and every American who wants to understand why the nation repeatedly stumbles into one disaster abroad after another.”
The Boston Globe

“A timely and vital contribution . . . [that] glitters with relevance.”
Los Angeles Times

“This is by far the scariest book of the year.”
The Christian Science Monitor

“Tim Weiner has read widely and dug deeply to produce this marvelous and convincing history of the CIA across six decades. That every quote is also on the record is a testament to his skill and also, thankfully, to the transparency that endures in the American political system.”—Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars

“Should be read by anyone wishing to understand the trajectory of U.S. foreign policy from the end of World War II through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”—The Oregonian