9781633885882-1633885887-American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA

American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA

ISBN-13: 9781633885882
ISBN-10: 1633885887
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Roy, H. K.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Prometheus
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781633885882
ISBN-10: 1633885887
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Roy, H. K.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Prometheus
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Roy, H. K. wrote American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1633885887 and 9781633885882. Since then American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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This ain't your daddy's spy story. In a memoir written as a series of narrative vignettes, a former CIA operations officer recounts his years of danger, intrigue, and adventure.This candid and darkly witty memoir recounts an exhilarating life --and a few close brushes with death. With remarkable sangfroid and a humorist's eye for absurdity, H. K. Roy describes his many strange and risky exploits in his long career with the CIA. Whether he was pursuing Soviet and Cuban spies, running "denied area" operations in Eastern Europe, hunting Bosnian War criminals, or providing actionable intelligence to US government and coalition forces in Iraq, Roy usually found himself at the right place at the right time.Except when he didn't--like the time he stumbled into a life-threatening ambush by Iranian terrorists while dodging Serb snipers and shelling in Sarajevo. Eight summers later, caught in a blinding sandstorm between Amman and Baghdad, he learned his fate was in the hands of an Iraqi tribal chief who had just lost his entire family to a US airstrike in Ramadi, in a failed attempt to kill Saddam Hussein that had tragic consequences. Combining dedication to duty with a maverick's disdain for bureaucracy, Roy makes it clear that he prefers foreign locales to Washington and thrives on the adrenaline rush that comes with danger. He also sheds much light on why intelligence is an essential component of national defense, even our very survival as a nation.

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