Burn Before Reading:

Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence

  • Runtime: 10.3 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 10.15.2005
  • Publisher: Tantor
  • Genre: Nonfiction/Political Science
  • 10.32 hrs10/15/2005Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781400171811

As never before, the American public is fascinated by how the United States government gathers intelligence. And there is no one better than Admiral Stansfield Turner, CIA Director under President Carter, to reveal the politics and personal issues that can interfere with how the president of the United States deals with the intelligence community and the CIA director in particular.

In never before told anecdotes, Admiral Turner takes the reader inside the White House, into closed door meetings and tense discussions, showing the workings of the US government with a kind of understanding that comes from being an intimate of many high-level government officials, including ex-presidents.

Author Biography

Stansfield Turner served as director of Central Intelligence from 1977 to 1981, heading both the intelligence community and the CIA. Previously, as an admiral in the US Navy, he served as commander of the US Second Fleet and the NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic, as well as commander in chief of NATO’s Southern Flank. He lives in Washington, DC.

Reader Biography

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.

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