The Resource The good spy : the life and death of robert ames, Kai Bird., (electronic resource)

The good spy : the life and death of robert ames, Kai Bird., (electronic resource)

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
The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird's compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history ' a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. 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." What emerges is a masterpiece-level narrative of the making of a CIA officer, a uniquely insightful history of twentieth-century conflict in the Middle East, and an absorbing hour-by-hour account of the Beirut Embassy bombing. Even more impressive, Bird draws on his reporter's skills to deliver a full dossier on the bombers and expose the shocking truth of where the attack's mastermind resides today
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Kai
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • History
  • 20th Century
  • International Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
Label
The good spy : the life and death of robert ames, Kai Bird., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=696977B4-9D69-4259-A11C-B26E5A52AC05
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o869301138
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307889775
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00154512
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
696977B4-9D69-4259-A11C-B26E5A52AC05
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o869301138
  • (OCoLC)869301138
Label
The good spy : the life and death of robert ames, Kai Bird., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=696977B4-9D69-4259-A11C-B26E5A52AC05
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o869301138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307889775
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00154512
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
696977B4-9D69-4259-A11C-B26E5A52AC05
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o869301138
  • (OCoLC)869301138

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