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Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987





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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. THE SPY STORY OF THE CENTURY. SUB-TITLE: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987. CONTENTS: A Note to Readers; Cast of Characters; Intelligence Acronyms, Titles and Definitions; Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987; Central American Covert-Action Chronology; Acknowledgments; Index. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bob Woodward is Assistant Managing Editor for the Investigative Staff of The Washington Post. He is co-author of All the President's Men and The Final Days (with Carl Bernstein) and The Brethren (with Scott Armstrong) and author of Wired. Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 is Bob Woodward's fifth #1 national bestseller. REVIEWS: "Veil is an intimate, inside look . . . an intriguing book that deserves the attention of anyone interested in government, history, intelligence, or just plain good reading. One of Veil's key strengths is its insight into Casey's overall strategy . . . Woodward uses Casey's CIA years to take a chronological tour of the Reagan administration's intelligence and foreign policy apparatus. And what a tour it is." - Evert Clark, Business Week. "Bob Woodward, the master chronicler of Washington's deepest secrets, has produced an investigative record of the CIA's turbulent years under the late William Casey . . . Veil plows more new ground than a dozen tractors in Iowa." - Mel Elfin, U.S. News & World Report. "Veil lays bare, in a way that no reportage has done before, the power struggle between contending factions - both inside and outside the CIA - for control over the nation's foreign intelligence apparatus . . . " - Edward Jay Epstein, The Washington Times. "A revealing and important book . . . Casey emerges in these pages as an American original, a feisty, profane, pugnacious, dogmatic old man, determined to bull his way past the Congress, the press, the secretary of state, the 'bean-counters' in his own...

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