The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

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The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.

 

On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.  The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The Good Spy succeeds on the basis of Bird’s considerable research skills, his interviews with intelligence officials, his access to Ames’ letters home and, above all, his ability to spot and put together an engrossing biography.

“The Good Spy” succeeds on the basis of Bird’s considerable research skills, his interviews with intelligence officials, his access to Ames’s letters home and, above all, his ability to spot and put together an engrossing biography.

“The Good Spy” provides a fresh and grainy view of the rise of organizations like Hezbollah, and of figures like Osama bin Laden.


Book Details  


Publisher: Crown (May 20, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 6.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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