Secrecy and Diplomacy: the CIA in Transition.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985 Stock Code: 148294
First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the Americans Public Affairs television organization C-Span on the half-title: "To CSPAN - Thanks for all you do to inform the American public - Stan Turner". Turner served as Director of the CIA from 1977 to 1981, following senior roles in the military. The present book outlines his approach as Director, resuming the secret-gathering activities which had been hampered after Watergate, while still protecting the rights of Americans. "The admiral exposes the dark side of espionage, the complexities of counterintelligence, the ethics of covert action, the effectiveness of men versus machines, the influence of the media - and explains why he believes America still has the most effective intelligence agencies in the world" (rear flap).
Octavo. Original white quarter cloth, spine lettered red, blue paper-covered sides. With dust jacket.
A fine copy, in near-fine jacket, light toning and peripheral rubbing.
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