The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS

Note moyenne 4,04
( 765 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9781455585663: The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS

New York Times Bestseller
Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows.

Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history.

A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell now presents THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that, if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude.

He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the "Arab Spring." Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism.

Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

About the Author :

Michael Morell, the recently retired Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is one of the country's most prominent national security professionals, with extensive experience in intelligence and foreign policy.

Bill Harlow is a writer, consultant and public relations specialist. He spent seven years as the top spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency. He co-authored George Tenet's #1 New York Times bestseller At the Center of the Storm.

Review :

"An insider's view...[and] a good addition, particularly for those of us not in the "circle of knowledge."―Los Angeles Times

"There are few truly 'must read' books out there, but along with Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower, Morell's new THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME is one of them. Combine Wright's and Morell's books and you have a history of the rise of Islamist fanaticism vis-a-vis the United States from the end of World War II to the present. Everyone running for president should read both books...This is not a book for partisans (Presidents Bush and Obama both come in for praise and criticism) but one for future decision makers. It is also one for political writers."―Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner

"[THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME] sheds new light on U.S. controversies."―Yahoo!

"More than almost anyone else alive, Michael Morell knows the secrets of U.S. national security. Over the past two decades, the former deputy director of the CIA has played a central role in the nation's biggest counterterrorism events, starting with the response to 9/11. In his new book, THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, he draws on this experience to deliver warnings for the future."―Michael Hirsh, Politico

"Fascinating new book..."―Sean Hannity, Fox News

"THE GREATWAR OF OUR TIME should be required reading for everyone. Mike [Morell] was in the room for some of our most important military decisions over the past two decades, and if you want an honest reflection on terrorism and what the USA is doing about it, buy this book."―WGN Radio

"THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME...offers a rich haul of gossipy insider details... But the book also makes many strong and unsettling claims: that the Arab Spring helped Islamic extremism flourish, that the Edward Snowden revelations directly aided ISIS, that the use of enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding yielded essential intelligence, and that the hijacking of a transatlantic flight remains well within the capacities of Al Qaeda.... Ultimately he presents a persuasive and powerful case that without substantial financial and political investment in disrupting international terrorism, most of these future threats are not simply possible but inevitable."―Christian Science Monitor

"Morell has written a riveting and important memoir of the CIA's participation in these events, which offers an admirable amount of self-criticism (alongside some cheerleading), as well as a rare glimpse into the daily life and mindset of someone at the top of the spy game."―National Review

"Insightful.....Readers are given an inside look and riveting account of the hours after the 9/11 attacks when he was with President George W. Bush as the president received news of the attacks. Morell was a witness to history at that moment and describes those events in admirable detail."―Washington Free Beacon

"THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME is both fascinating and revealing. It is also extremely sobering."―FoxNews.com

"A remarkable narrative about the greatest national security threat America has faced since the Cold War and how the country's premier intelligence agency dealt with it. In THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME Michael Morell provides an astute look at key battles won and lost in the fight against al Qa'ida, and he offers invaluable insights for both intelligence and policy into battles yet to come. Anyone who wants to know how the CIA dealt with the al Qa'ida menace and how the country should address it going forward should read this book."―Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director

"Intelligence professionals are an unsung but absolutely critical part of our country's national security, and Michael Morell, who served 33 years at CIA, was one of the best intelligence officers our nation has ever had. His service at the senior ranks of CIA coincided with the Agency's fight against al Qa'ida, and in the THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME he recounts this history with honesty, insight, and poignancy. This is a very readable book in which you will learn a lot of things you didn't know before-including what it's like to work as an intelligence professional."―Joseph Lieberman, former US Senator

"Must-read for anyone thinking seriously about terrorism. An authoritative, insightful insider's account of the CIA's leadership in the War on Terror. Courageously ducks none of the thorny issues, from torture and Snowden to Usama bin Ladin."―Graham Allison, former dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and author of Essence of Decision

"Michael Morell has written a compelling narrative about the fight against al Qa'ida and the terror it inspires and exports globally. He provides rare and thoughtful insight into the mystifying world of intelligence, to include the remarkable and patriotic Americans who serve there. Michael is the 'best of the best' and portrays the CIA at a sustained level of excellence during remarkably tough times."―Mike Mullen, ADM, USN (ret.), former chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff

"THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME has more gripping stories about his professional and personal life. Morell provides a thoughtful insight into the world of intelligence. He explains the different terrorist threats as well as how the CIA handled and assessed them. In addition he also shows that a CIA official many times must sacrifice their personal life for their professional duties."―WorkingMother.com

"Lucid and informative"―Commentary Magazine

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Morell, Mike
Edité par Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hachette Book Group. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 1455585661

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,70
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,98
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Michael Morell
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97814555856631.0

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,04
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Michael Morell
Edité par Twelve (2015)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Edition originale Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Twelve, 2015. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1455585661

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 16,52
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Morell, Michael
Edité par Grand Central Pub (2015)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Grand Central Pub, 2015. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire VH-9781455585663

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,90
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Michael Morell
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97814555856630000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 17,74
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Morell, Michael
Edité par Grand Central Pub (2015)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Grand Central Pub, 2015. HRD. État : New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire IB-9781455585663

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,44
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Morell, Michael
Edité par Twelve
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
ACJBooks
(Staten Island, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Twelve. Hardcover. État : New. 1455585661 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. !!!!This is a 1st Edition!!!!!. N° de réf. du libraire 328.YT2

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,04
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 5,11
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Morell, Michael/ Harlow, Bill (CON)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 3
Vendeur
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hardcover. État : New. New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows.Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history.A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell now presents THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that, if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude.He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the "Arab Spring." Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism.Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others. N° de réf. du libraire 113619739

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 19,29
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Morell, Michael
Edité par U.S.A.: Twelve (2015)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Wilmington Books & More
(Wilmington, NC, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre U.S.A.: Twelve, 2015. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Get it in 3 days! We give Fast and reliable 3 day delivery from the US on all orders. Brand New, 100% Money Back Guarantee. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-15900645103

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 17,13
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,77
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Michael Morell
Edité par Little, Brown Company, United States (2015)
ISBN 10 : 1455585661 ISBN 13 : 9781455585663
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Little, Brown Company, United States, 2015. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the Bob Gates of his generation by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush s side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history. A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell now presents THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA s counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that, if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude. He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the Arab Spring. Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism. Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781455585663

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 20,51
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre