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Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence - Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence - Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 08/12/2005
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This compendium of over 500 entries on the most important and relevant personalities, programs, activities, and agencies of U.S. intelligence, beginning with the Sons of Liberty before the onset of the Revolutionary War until the most recent reorganization of the U.S. intelligence community, covers the myriad pieces of legislation that have governed the activities of U.S. intelligence. Each entry is cross-referenced for easy navigation and provides a definition as well as a brief but complete historical evaluation of the subject. This volume traces more than two centuries of history in the chronology. The introduction explains just what intelligence is and does, and shows how U.S. intelligence operations have evolved. Appendixes list Directors and Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence. The bibliography provides the most relevant and important sources for those interested in further reading.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849471
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 221 x 155 x 33 mm


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The volume is easy to read and well organized, and topics are well defined given the complex nature of the subject matter....The extensive bibliography will be extremely helpful for those interested in continuing research in this field of study. This is another recommended title for academic institutions with studies in this field and public libraries and special libraries where there is interest. * Booklist *
A well-recommended, intriguing and thoroughly fascinating reference work! * "American Reference Books Annual" *
A required text for any practitioner or student of intelligence...an easy-to-use resource. * Defense Intelligence Journal *
The entries are clear and concise. * American Reference Books Annual *
Some 500 entries review the personalities, programs, legislation, and agencies of US intelligence, from the Revolutionary War to the most recent reorganization of the US intelligence community. Each entry is cross-referenced and provides a definition and a brief historical evaluation. A chronology traces two centuries of history, and an introduction shows how US intelligence operations have evolved. Appendixes list directors and deputy directors. Turner is a political scientist and a 15-year veteran of the CIA. * Reference and Research Book News *
No, you're not seeing double. And don't pick up either of these dictionaries/encyclopedias just to skim-or not intending to purchase. In no time you'll be in a chair, ignoring the phones and meetings (and the sales clerk)...hooked. * Intelligencer *

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