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The Resource The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow

The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow

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The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
Title
The great war of our time
Title remainder
the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
Title variation
CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
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Language
eng
Summary
Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history. A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell now presents The Great War Of Our Time, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that, if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude. He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the "Arab Spring." Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism. Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.325/1630973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
M665 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455585663
Lccn
2014049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891126052
  • 827631
  • (OCoLC)ocn891126052
  • 827631
Label
The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455585663
Lccn
2014049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891126052
  • 827631
  • (OCoLC)ocn891126052
  • 827631

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