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10 thoughts on “‭‎Book of honor the secret lives and deaths of CIA operatives‬

  1. says:

    The author's disdain for the CIA and its secrecy make this difficult to get through The subject matter is interesting; while many of the details of these agents' deaths remain classified readers get an interesting look at their lives and how they came to be agents as well as how the agency itself evolved through the Cold War and beyond However the author is unrelenting in his focus on the lack of credit and recognition the agents received He seems to imply that once dead all need for discretion is erased which ignores the reality that there are other people agents assets informants etc still alive who could be outed and missions jeopardized if all was revealed With each chapter Gup laments the fact that the agents are represented by a nameless star that their widows may no have been allowed to keep their medals and that their gravestones or other memorials referenced their over positions rather than their link the CIA; time and again he despairs over the lowly positions the agents held as part of their cover stories when clearly they were all so superior to their purported roles Not only does this make for repetitive storytelling but it is a strange fixation to have these agents knew the nature of their work both in terms of the risk involved and the anonymity To be sure the CIA has its failings and could have done to protect some of these people but the lack of fanfare for agents current or former comes with the territory Gup has misjudged his subjects; the need for glory and notoriety is his not theirs


  2. says:

    This book consists of a long series of short biographies of some of the covert operatives who died while working for the Central Intelligence Agency who are honored by stars in the lobby of its headuarters in Virginia but who are not identified in its accompanying Book of Honor In the course of reading this book one is presented with what almost amounts to a history of the agencyEach of the deceased is represented almost hagiographically they're all idealistic most handsome in one way or another most exceptionally brave exceptionally intelligent This grows a bit wearisome and increasingly dubious if only through repetition but the business of author Gup is to honor the dead and such exaggeration is customary in memorials Saving the book is that Gup accomplishes than just that The mistakes and crimes of the CIA though not emphasized as much as I'd like are not entirely concealed The picture that emerges is in fact one of mostly misguided idealists misled and betrayed by their employerWhat I found most moving about this book were the stories of the families and friends of the deceased all of whom were or less denied customary recognition of their loved ones


  3. says:

    Generally when people think about CIA operatives they imagine what they see in films or television In most popular programming there's a camaraderie among team members Gup does an excellent job of capturing the isolation that many clandestine officers faceMy favorite account was of Hugh Redmond the US intelligence agent who spent decades in a Chinese prison Ward road Prison Shanghai; 1951 197x After years of incarceration the once athletic Redmond had lost all of his teeth and became afflicted with disorders that he was forbidden to discuss William McInenlyGup's book is great because he captures the integrity of the men and woman who have fought bravely to defend American values while at the same time criticizing hypocrisy within our government For example on page 75 he writes Plausible deniability enabled the president to distance himself from the darker hand of his own foreign policy even freeing him to chastise those who carried out covert activities that he himself had set in play Increasingly the Agency would be forced to fall on its own sword to suffer not only ignominy of occasional defeats but the full moral responsibility of that defeat


  4. says:

    Curious read Found it uite frustrating Appreciate the CIA has responsibilities on an international level but feel reading this that it was 'just another life'? Feel the British secret services wereare protective of their agents and certainly acknowledge their service Perhaps I'm just a little biased?


  5. says:

    I don't know why I was surprised by the amount of geopolitical history in this book obvi the CIA works heavily within that context But I enjoyed it Normally I would say that topic doesn't interest me but including a human context made it really interesting I was also surprised by how cagey the CIA is even with the families' of the deceased Often it isn't to protect a mission as much as to protect the CIA itself Again something that shouldn't surprise me Def made me reconsider my childhood dream of being a CIA agent I talk about myself too much to ever do anything clandestine


  6. says:

    Great book about the history of fallen agents their missions and the shifting nature of the CIA since its inception Dry as all hell But so dry it made the book fun since it read like an old newsreel


  7. says:

    Fascinating book Sad to think our government left several of these heros in their moments of death or prison


  8. says:

    A very informative read concerning a subdued yet very powerful memorial on a wall in the lobby to the CIA headuarters Although it doesn't always paint the CIA in good light one must realize that someone somewhere has determined that the death not named in the book of honor to a correlating star cannot be brought to light to protect sources and methods However the author does a good journalistic job of providing backdrops to each individual and the historical context of the their deaths as well as effects on friends and family It may be worth a revision or two as now there are over 125 stars and at the time the book I believe listed that there were 70 The stories must be told for all to know and especially for the families it effects to the best that this author can provide I believe it must be cathartic and help give closure to the surviving loved ones


  9. says:

    This was my first book about the CIA It is kind of an overview It has 14 chapters each one devoted to a different life extinguished in service with the CIA Some are interesting some not so much All were mostly based on accounts of what happened from family members and some retired CIA employees There is too much focus on the funerals I declined a chance to interview with the CIA after college and now I know what I missed and it would not have been a fit for me This book was on the best seller list when published some 10 plus years ago


  10. says:

    This is a fascinating book about a group of CIA operatives who lost their lives and for years the agency denied their very existence Crushing their families by withholding news of the circumstances of their deaths in the name of national security As one source for the book put it “They’ll have you crawl out on a limb and then saw off the branch” Interesting view of a necessary organization