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9781250241771

Undaunted : my fight against America's enemies, at home and abroad

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In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took him from being a young CIA recruit enamored with the mystique of spy work, secretly defiant enough to drive a motorcycle and sport a diamond earring, and invigorated by his travels in the Middle East to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence. He details his experiences with very different presidents and what it’s been like to bear responsibility for some of the nation’s most crucial and polarizing national security decisions.

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Arcade Free Library BIO BRENN (Text)
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Avon Free Library 327.1273 BRE (Text)
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Clifton Springs Library Bio Brennan (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250241771
  • Physical Description: xii, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Celadon Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Friday, January 6, 2017 -- Jersey boy -- Coming of age -- Discovering the Middle East -- "So, you are interested in joining the CIA?" -- Out of operations -- John of Arabia -- Analyze this -- Countering terror -- Briefing the "first customers" -- Saudi Arabia redux -- Back at Langley during stormy times -- Falling short -- The challenge of a government "start-up" -- A new TAC(K) -- Joining the Obama team -- Working in the West Wing -- Taking life to save a life -- The "pacer" of Abbottabad -- Factoring in fourth-order effects -- Second shot at the best job in government -- Stirring the CIA pot -- A tortured Senate report -- Oh, the people I've met -- Dealing with Russian intrigue -- What the hell just happened? -- Undaunted.
Summary, etc.:
In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took him from being a young CIA recruit enamored with the mystique of spy work, secretly defiant enough to drive a motorcycle and sport a diamond earring, and invigorated by his travels in the Middle East to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence. He details his experiences with very different presidents and what it’s been like to bear responsibility for some of the nation’s most crucial and polarizing national security decisions.
Subject: Brennan, John O., 1955-
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History > 21st century.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History > 20th century.
Intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Intelligence service > United States > History > 20th century.
Intelligence service > United States > History > 21st century.
Genre: Autobiographies.


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