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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780385495417
ISBN-10: 0385495412
Format: Paperback / softback
(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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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"

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