ISBN-10: 0786867825

ISBN-13: 9780786867820

ISBN-10: 0786886668

ISBN-13: 9780786886661

ISBN-10: 1400131812

ISBN-13: 9781400131815

In this "thoughtful, pleasing, and infrequently insightful" booklet, a former CIA director explores the fragile give-and-take among the Oval place of work and Langley.

With the disastrous intelligence mess ups of the previous couple of years nonetheless clean in americans minds--and to all appearances nonetheless continuing--there hasn't ever been a extra pressing desire for a ebook like this.

In Burn sooner than Reading, Admiral Stansfield Turner, the CIA director lower than President Jimmy Carter, takes the reader contained in the Beltway to check the advanced, usually strained relationships among presidents and their CIA chiefs. From FDR and "Wild invoice" Donovan to George W. Bush and George guideline, twelve pairings are studied in those pages, and the implications are eye-opening and provocative. all through, Turner bargains a desirable check out the equipment of intelligence collecting, revealing how own and political concerns usually intervene with govt business--and the nation's safety.

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