Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence

By Stansfield Turner
Read by Michael Prichard

10.32 Hours 10/15/2005 unabridged
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Stansfield Turner

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Edition: English