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The Resource The great war of our time : the CIA's account of 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 account of 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 account of the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
Title
The great war of our time
Title remainder
the CIA's account of the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
Title variation
CIA's account of the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS
Title variation remainder
an insiders account of the CIA Vs. Al Qaida
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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
Summary
The CIA's Deputy Director provides an unstinting profile of the Agency's inner workings to reveal its accomplishments, mistakes and controversies during the war on terror while providing a harrowing assessment of ongoing threats
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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10414792
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Morell, Michael J
Dewey number
363.325/1630973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1950-
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Harlow, Bill
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True
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  • Morell, Michael J
  • United States
  • United States
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • TRUE CRIME / Espionage
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an insider's account of the CIA Vs. Al Qa'ida
Label
The great war of our time : the CIA's account of the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1091147
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xix, 515 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455589616
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455589616
  • (OCoLC)907339166
Label
The great war of our time : the CIA's account of the CIA's fight against terrorism--from al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1091147
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xix, 515 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455589616
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455589616
  • (OCoLC)907339166

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