The Book of Honor
The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives
By (author) Ted Gup
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Book of Honor by Ted Gup
Book DescriptionA national bestseller, this extraordinary work of investigative reporting uncovers the identities, and the remarkable stories, of the CIA secret agents who died anonymously in the service of their country. In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted through thousands of documents and interviewed over 400 CIA officers in his attempt to bring their long-hidden stories to light. The result of this extraordinary work of investigation is a surprising glimpse at the real lives of secret agents, and an unprecedented history of the most compelling and controversial department of the US government."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385495417
(204mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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A timely and powerful work of America at its worst - and Americans at their best - woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Ted Gup, and the generosity he describes, gives us abundant reason to take heart today.
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Author Biography - Ted Gup
Ted Gupis the author of the bestsellerThe Book of Honorand ofNation of Secretsand A Secret Gift. He is a professor and chair of the journalism department at Emerson College. A former investigative reporter forThe Washington PostandTime, he has also written forThe New York Times, Newsweek, GQ, Slate, and Salon.com."
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