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Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: How the Secret War between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Security

Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: How the Secret War between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Security (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Riebling, Mark

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Prophetic when first published, even more relevant now, Wedge is the classic, definitive story ofthe secret war America has waged against itself. Based on scores of interviews with former spies and thousands of declassified documents, Wedge reveals and re-creates -- battle by bat...tle, bungle by bungle -- the epic clash that has made America uniquely vulnerable to its enemies. For more than six decades, the opposed and overlapping missions of the FBI and CIA -- and the rival personalities of cops and spies -- have caused fistfights and turf tangles, breakdowns and cover-ups, public scandals and tragic deaths. A grand panorama of dramatic episodes, peopled by picaresque secret agents from Ian Fleming to Oliver North, Wedge is both a journey and a warning. From Pearl Harbor, McCarthyism, and the plots to kill Castro through the JFK assassination, Watergate, and Iran Contra down to the Aldrich Ames affair, Robert Hanssen's treachery, and the hunt for Al Qaeda -- Wedge shows the price America has paid for its failure to resolve the conflict between law enforcement and intelligence. Gripping and authoritative -- and updated with an important new epilogue, carrying the action through to September 11, 2001 -- Wedge is the only book about the schism that has informed nearly every major blunder in American espionage.
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ISBN 9780743245999
Released NZ 15 Jan 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780743245999
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Touchstone
Released 15 Jan 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Riebling, Mark
Category True Crime
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 46mm
Dewey Code 327.120973
Weight 644g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States, Intelligence service - United States, United States
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade