The Resource The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, by Kai Bird

The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, by Kai Bird

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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
by Kai Bird
Title variation
Life and death of Robert Ames
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East
Summary
In The Good Spy, author Kai Bird builds a comprehensive profile of CIA intelligence officer Robert Ames, who died in 1983 when the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed. Ames specialized in Arabic language and Arab history and politics, becoming a recognized expert who served as a key policy advisor to U.S. decision makers. Committed to finding solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other sources of unrest in the Middle East, Ames emphasized fact-finding and rational policy analysis despite American partisan political pressures and decreasing stability in Lebanon and Iran. This absorbing portrait of a family man and dedicated professional also offers a compelling account of the region's history up to 1983. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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10304598
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DLC
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Bird, Kai
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B549 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ames, Robert
  • United States
  • Intelligence officers
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adult
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the life and death of Robert Ames
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The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, by Kai Bird
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn857214566
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pages cm
Isbn
9780307889751
Lccn
2013049480
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unmediated
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rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857214566
Label
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames, by Kai Bird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857214566
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307889751
Lccn
2013049480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857214566

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