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Synopsis : THE CIA IN ITS GLORY DAYS and the mad confidence that led to disaster in Vietnam are the subjects of Roger Warner's prizewinning history, Shooting at the Moon: The CIA's War in Laos (first published as Back Fire, Simon & Schuster, 1995). For a few years in the early 1960s the CIA seemed to be running a perfect covert war in Laos - quiet, inexpensive, just enough arms to help Meo tribesmen defend their home territory from the Communist Pathet Lao. Then the big American war next door in Vietnam spilled across the border. How the perfect covert war ballooned into sorrow and disaster is the story Roger Warner tell in Shooting at the Moon, awarded the Cornelius Ryan Award for 1995's Best Book on Foreign Affairs by the Overseas Press Club. Warner describes his characters with a novelist's touch - soldiers and diplomats busy with war-making; CIA field officers from bareknuckle warriors to the quiet men pulling strings in the shadows; and above all the Meo as they realized they had been led down the garden path. This is a book about war, about secrecy, and its illusions, about the cruel sacrifice of small countries for the convenience of large ones. Nothing better has been written about the CIA in the years when it thought a handful of Americans in sunglasses could do anything with planeloads of arms and money to burn.
Review: In Shooting at the Moon, Roger Warner chronicles a covert operation that used Hmong villagers as guerrilla fighters against the North during the Vietnamese War. Thought to be an expendable resource by Central Intelligence Agency strategists, the Hmong died by the thousands fighting the North Vietnamese. Those who survived were abandoned to their fate when the United States pulled out of the war. Warner's history is the moving and tragic story of how America's "secret war" devastated its own allies in Southeast Asia.
Titre : Shooting at the Moon: The Story of America's...
Éditeur : Steerforth Pr
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Trade Paperback
Etat du livre : Very Good+
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Description du livre Steerforth, 1998. Paperback. État : Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001144206
Description du livre Steerforth, 1998. État : very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. N° de réf. du libraire 9781883642365-3
Description du livre Steerforth, 1998. Paperback. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P021883642361
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Description du livre Steerforth, 1998. Paperback. État : Like New. N° de réf. du libraire P011883642361
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Description du livre Steerforth, 1998. Paperback. État : Very Good. Nice Firm Clean copy ! 436 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 116624