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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, Kai Bird, (large print)

Label
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames
Title
The good spy
Title remainder
the life and death of Robert Ames
Statement of responsibility
Kai Bird
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East -- CIA operative Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from his peers was his extraordinary ability to form deep, meaningful connections with key Arab intelligence figures. Some operatives relied on threats and subterfuge, but Ames worked by building friendships and emphasizing shared values -- never more notably than with Yasir Arafat's charismatic intelligence chief and heir apparent Ali Hassan Salameh (aka "The Red Prince"). Ames' deepening relationship with Salameh held the potential for a lasting peace. Within a few years, though, both men were killed by assassins, and America's relations with the Arab world began heading down a path that culminated in 9/11, the War on Terror, and the current fog of mistrust. Bird, who as a child lived in the Beirut Embassy and knew Ames as a neighbor when he was twelve years old, spent years researching The Good Spy. Not only does the book draw on hours of interviews with Ames' widow, and quotes from hundreds of Ames' private letters, it's woven from interviews with scores of current and former American, Israeli, and Palestinian intelligence officers as well as other players in the Middle East "Great Game."
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Kai
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B549 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ames, Robert
  • Salameh, Ali Hassan
  • United States
  • Hizballah (Lebanon)
  • United States Marine Compound Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983
  • Intelligence officers
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, Kai Bird, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-726)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- The making of a spy -- The agency -- Arabia -- Aden and Beirut -- The Red Prince -- Secret diplomacy -- Headquarters, 1975-79 -- The assassination -- The Ayatollahs -- Jimmy Carter and hostage America -- Bill Casey and Ronald Reagan -- Beirut destiny -- The enigma of Imad Mughniyeh
Control code
ocn870290063
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages, 28 unnumbered pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469182
Lccn
2014010981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B AM37B ; XX-NL ; LP ; es ; A13BP080 ; es ; P14BP800.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 870290063
  • (Sirsi) 870290063
  • (OCoLC)870290063
Label
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, Kai Bird, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-726)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- The making of a spy -- The agency -- Arabia -- Aden and Beirut -- The Red Prince -- Secret diplomacy -- Headquarters, 1975-79 -- The assassination -- The Ayatollahs -- Jimmy Carter and hostage America -- Bill Casey and Ronald Reagan -- Beirut destiny -- The enigma of Imad Mughniyeh
Control code
ocn870290063
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages, 28 unnumbered pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469182
Lccn
2014010981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B AM37B ; XX-NL ; LP ; es ; A13BP080 ; es ; P14BP800.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 870290063
  • (Sirsi) 870290063
  • (OCoLC)870290063

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