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Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million Hardcover – June, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060171987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060171988
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of The Invisible Government (1974), an authoritative study of the CIA, investigates the spy who almost put us out in the cold.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The book about the notorious Ames espionage case, written with the cooperation of the most authoritative inside sources by the author of the #1 national bestseller The Invisible Government, considered the classic book on the CIA.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steve Dietrich VINE VOICE on January 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
David Wise displays his through knowledge of the CIA and the business of intelligence in this excellent book. Well written, highly readable.
Perhaps the most disturbing element of the story is the refusal of CIA leaders to consider the posibility that someone ( or perhaps more than one) as damaging as Ames was deep inside with access to some of the most potentially damaging secrets.
Highly recommended
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Wilt on February 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
I found David Wise's book to be quite entertaining and well written. It's amazing how someone like Ames could have gotten away with spying for so long. And equally amazing that the CIA was so compartmentalized that they could not see the spying taking place under their noses. Equally frustrating to see is how Ames's bosses refused to really discipline Ames for his drinking. He was often categorized as lazy and yet he continued to worm his way into those dividend jobs where he could continue to spy. I gave the book only three stars, however, since I thought the book was good and entertaining...but I didn't think it was a page turner. But, still a good read.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1996
Format: Paperback
Not only is this a masterfully written book, but Wise
(I suspect) reveals tidbits that many within the ranks of the
CIA were surprised to read. Best read in one sitting.
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Wise is a technical writer. Since I've devoured most books on this and related subjects for a long while, I appreciate his approach. Sometimes he is, perhaps, too matter-of-face. All citizens of our country should be outraged by what he reported here. We do not see an afterword, what has changed since, if anything. Citizens have the right to know!
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