Tim Weiner is an American author and journalist known for his work on intelligence and national security issues. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his reporting and writing on American intelligence and defense matters. His notable books include 'Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA' and 'Enemies: A History of the FBI'.
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This book is a comprehensive history of the Central Intelligence Agency from its inception in 1947 to 2007. It provides an in-depth look at the agency's triumphs and failures, revealing a pattern of poor intelligence analysis, covert operations gone awry, and bureaucratic mismanagement. The author utilizes more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans, including ten Directors of Central Intelligence. It's a critical examination of the CIA, questioning its effectiveness and its role in both the Cold War and the War on Terror.