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The Resource Good hunting : an American spymaster's story, Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb

Good hunting : an American spymaster's story, Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb

Label
Good hunting : an American spymaster's story
Title
Good hunting
Title remainder
an American spymaster's story
Statement of responsibility
Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A master class in spycraft from one of its greatest practitioners. Jack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he caught Pablo Escobar in Colombia; he tried to warn George Tenet that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it. Devine served America's interests for more than thirty years in a wide range of covert operations, ultimately overseeing the Directorate of Operations, a CIA division that watches over thousands of American covert operatives worldwide. Good Hunting is his guide to the art of spycraft, told with great wit, candor, and commonsense wisdom. Caricatured by Hollywood, lionized by the right, and pilloried by the left, the CIA remains one of the least understood instruments of the United States government. Devine knows more than almost anyone about the CIA's vital importance as a tool of American statecraft. Now, as he sees it, the agency is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military and, most ominous of all, being transformed into a paramilitary organization. Its capacity to do what it does best has been seriously degraded. In wonderfully readable prose, Good Hunting aims to set the record straight. This is a revelatory inside look at an organization whose history has not been given its real due"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
D48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Good hunting : an American spymaster's story, Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Inside the Invisible Government -- 2. Mules, Pick-up Trucks, and Stinger Missiles -- 3. "Your friend called from the airport" -- 4. "You need to polygraph him" -- 5. "Jack, this changes it all, doesn't it?" -- 6. Do I Lie to the Pope, or Break Cover? -- 7. Selling the Linear Strategy, One Lunch at a Time -- 8. Jousting with the Soviets : When I Knew It Was Over -- 9. A New Boss, a Bad Penny, and a Principled Heroin Dissent -- 10. The Rooster and the Train -- 11. Raising the Bar -- 12. Writing Notes in Green Ink -- 13. Splitting a Steak -- 14. Good Hunting -- Postscript -- People Consulted
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780374130329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877909149
  • (OCoLC)ocn877909149
  • 2111984
Label
Good hunting : an American spymaster's story, Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Inside the Invisible Government -- 2. Mules, Pick-up Trucks, and Stinger Missiles -- 3. "Your friend called from the airport" -- 4. "You need to polygraph him" -- 5. "Jack, this changes it all, doesn't it?" -- 6. Do I Lie to the Pope, or Break Cover? -- 7. Selling the Linear Strategy, One Lunch at a Time -- 8. Jousting with the Soviets : When I Knew It Was Over -- 9. A New Boss, a Bad Penny, and a Principled Heroin Dissent -- 10. The Rooster and the Train -- 11. Raising the Bar -- 12. Writing Notes in Green Ink -- 13. Splitting a Steak -- 14. Good Hunting -- Postscript -- People Consulted
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780374130329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877909149
  • (OCoLC)ocn877909149
  • 2111984

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