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The Good Spy The Good Spy Is Pulitzer Prize Winning Biographer Kai Bird S Compelling Portrait Of The Remarkable Life And Death Of One Of The Most Important Operatives In CIA History A Man Who, Had He Lived, Might Have Helped Heal The Rift Between Arabs And The West On April 18, 1983, A Bomb Exploded Outside The American Embassy In Beirut, Killing 63 People The Attack Was A Geopolitical Turning Point It Marked The Beginning Of Hezbollah As A Political Force, But Even Important, It Eliminated America S Most Influential And Effective Intelligence Officer In The Middle East CIA Operative Robert Ames What Set Ames Apart From His Peers Was His Extraordinary Ability To Form Deep, Meaningful Connections With Key Arab Intelligence Figures Some Operatives Relied On Threats And Subterfuge, But Ames Worked By Building Friendships And Emphasizing Shared Values Never Notably Than With Yasir Arafat S Charismatic Intelligence Chief And Heir Apparent Ali Hassan Salameh Aka The Red Prince Ames Deepening Relationship With Salameh Held The Potential For A Lasting Peace Within A Few Years, Though, Both Men Were Killed By Assassins, And America S Relations With The Arab World Began Heading Down A Path That Culminated In 9 11, The War On Terror, And The Current Fog Of Mistrust Bird, Who As A Child Lived In The Beirut Embassy And Knew Ames As A Neighbor When He Was Twelve Years Old, Spent Years Researching The Good Spy Not Only Does The Book Draw On Hours Of Interviews With Ames Widow, And Quotes From Hundreds Of Ames Private Letters, It S Woven From Interviews With Scores Of Current And Former American, Israeli, And Palestinian Intelligence Officers As Well As Other Players In The Middle East Great Game What Emerges Is A Masterpiece Level Narrative Of The Making Of A CIA Officer, A Uniquely Insightful History Of Twentieth Century Conflict In The Middle East, And An Absorbing Hour By Hour Account Of The Beirut Embassy Bombing Even Impressive, Bird Draws On His Reporter S Skills To Deliver A Full Dossier On The Bombers And Expose The Shocking Truth Of Where The Attack S Mastermind Resides Today.

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • The Good Spy
  • Kai Bird
  • English
  • 17 January 2017
  • 0307889750

10 thoughts on “The Good Spy

  1. says:

    People expect a revolutionary to be a miserable looking, shabby creature dressed in rags That s the wrong notion.As the Arabic saying goes Better a reputation of opulence than a reputation of misery Ali Hassan SalamehFrom the moment that Robert Ames set foot in the Middle East he fell in love with it He loved the language He loved the culture He loved the people The reason he was in the Middle East was because the United States wanted to learnabout the region and also become People expect a revolutionary to be a miserable looking, shabby cre...

  2. says:

    You are interested in a person, not in life, and people die or leave us But if you are interested in life it never lets you down I am interested in the blueness of the cheese You don t do crosswords, do you, Mr Wormold I do, and they are like people one reaches an end I can finish any crossword within an hour, but I have a discovery concerned with the blueness of cheese that will never come to a conclusion Graham Greene, Our Man in HavanaI received Kai Bird s The Good Spy The Life and You are interested in a person, not in life, and people die or leave us But if you are interested in life it never lets you down I am interested in the blueness of the cheese You don t do crosswords, do you, Mr Wormold I do, and they are like people one reaches an end I can finish any crossword within an hour, but I have a discovery concerned with the blueness of cheese that will never come to a conclusion Graham Greene, Our Man in HavanaI received Kai Bird s The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames as a gift Initially, I didn t quite know what to make of it If we re being honest, I suppose I was momentarily confused Robert Ames The name didn t immediately ring a bell That was the CIA officer who turned out to be a KGB mole, rightI asked myself And the title is meant to be ironicAll wrong, of course This book is indeed about the CIA, and it s about a spy, but there is nothing ironic about th...

  3. says:

    Kai Bird believed Robert Ames exemplified the best of American values sober, diligent, thoughtful, and fair Ames was an enthusiastic family man, and despite being occasionally short of funds, he wanted a big family When stationed in Washington, he often kept regular work hours, leaving at the same time every morning and arriving home in time to listen to music and read a bit before dinner with the family When someone keeps a regular schedule, it is difficult to imagine what goes on in the ho Kai Bird believed Robert Ames exemplified the best of American values sober, diligent, thoughtful, and fair Ames was an enthusiastic family man, and despite being occasionally short of funds, he wanted a big family When stationed in Washington, he often kept regular work hours, leaving at the same time every morning and arriving home in time to listen to music and read a bit before dinner with the family When someone keeps a regular schedule, it is difficult to imagine what goes on in the hours he or she is gone, and Ames children never knew until h...

  4. says:

    An overly dry telling of a true tale that could have beenengaging.This was the audio version OVERALL GRADE D plus.

  5. says:

    DISCONNECTEDRobert Ames was a CIA analyst operative, an Arabist , specializing in the Middle East during the height of the Cold War In 1983 he was tragically killed along with 62 others when a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into the American Embassy in Beirut This is his biography which is at times fascinating and prophetic, but is also sketchy, muddled and ...

  6. says:

    Since I m into history and the publisher mailed me this book a while back, I ve just finished Pulitzer prize winner Kai Bird s The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames I d never heard of Robert Ames before, but now I ll never forget him I ve made a very lengthy post at the nonfiction page of my online read...

  7. says:

    As I write, rockets continue to be launched from the Gaza Strip by the militant group, Hamas, and Israel continues to retaliate with massive bombing and ground forces As this tragedy continues to unfold, Kai Bird s latest work that deals with the Arab Israeli conflict, THE GOOD SPY THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBERT AMES is extremely timely When one thinks of the CIA operatives who have impacted the Middle East, the names of Miles Copeland, Kermit Roosevelt, and William Eveland come to mind, but us As I write, rockets continue to be launched from the Gaza Strip by the militant group, Hamas, and Israel continues to retaliate with massive bombing and ground forces As this tragedy continues to unfold, Kai Bird s latest work that deals with the Arab Israeli conflict, THE GOOD SPY THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBERT AMES is extremely timely When one thinks of the CIA operatives who have impacted the Middle East, the names of Miles Copeland, Kermit Roosevelt, and William Eveland come to mind, but usually not Robert Ames However, when one calculates the impact of these operatives on events in the region, Ames name should emerge near the top of the list Bird, who during his teenage years was a nei...

  8. says:

    I received this book from the publisher at no charge, and with the understanding that any reviews would be my own opinion The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames is an in depth view into CIA operative Robert Ames and the Middle East Israeli Western World conflicts and politics The author, Kai Bird, knew Bob Ames as an adolescent when both families were stati...

  9. says:

    Labeled a biography of Robert Ames, this is really a deep dive into politics of the Middle East in the 1970 s and 1980 s The shadow tactics between Mossad and the PLO are fascinating Bird s narrative does not cast a glowing light on the Israelis The chapter detailing the 1983 US embassy bombing in Beirut was nothing short of horrific in its detail We learn about several fascinating characters, particularly Ames Lebanese contacts Zein and Salameh The passages regarding Ames career were act Labeled a biography of Robert Ames, this is really a deep dive into politics of the Middle East in the 1970 s and 1980 s The shadow tactics between Mossad and the PLO are fascinating Bird s narrative does n...

  10. says:

    This is an excellent book on several levels and I give it my highest recommendation which for all practical purposes is entirely meaningless.Kai Bird sets out to tell the thorny and complicated story of Middle East relations during the 1970s and 1980s through the life of former CIA operative Robert Ames Not to be confused with infamous CIA turncoat Aldrich Ames The book is very Ames centric early on We learn that Ames and his wife were neighbors with the author s family in Saudi Arabia in This is an excellent book on several levels and I give it my highest recommendation which for all practical purposes is entirely meaningless.Kai Bird sets out to tell the thorny and complicated story of Middle East relations during the 1970s and 1980s through the life of former CIA operative Robert Ames Not to be confused with infamous CIA turncoat Aldrich Ames The book is very Ames centric early on We learn that Ames and his wife were neighbors with the author s family in Saudi Arabia in the 1960s, thus the connection between author and subject From there we get background information and the quotidian elements of life in the CIA That may sound dry but it isn t It formed a solid foundation to build the story that starts to pick up very quickly By many accounts Ames was a rock solid person, which was nice to read, but I worried early on that we d only get an idealized version of the man We don t and that s good As Ames s career progr...

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