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The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA

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Paperback, 869 pages
Published June 10th 1987 by Simon & Schuster (first published June 1987)
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My dad gave me this book in 1987, with a note that it was the best book he had read on the Agency, 9 on a scale of 10. I started to read it then, put it aside for my first sabbatical, and finally picked it up again two weeks ago. I wish I had read it when he was alive.

The book is certainly a tome - 700+ pages, plus another 90 or so of footnotes - but it is very well written and documented. Moreover, it is an exceptionally good portrait of the evolution of the Agency from its inception in 1947 (a
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