THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Author: W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, Dec 2003
Detailed desriptions & definitiions of key CIA terms, players, equip, operations & parallel organizations. 45 B&W photos, 15 maps; 8.5x11 inches, 288 pgs.
Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency is the first single-volume, A-to-Z reference to this mysterious, complex, and often misunderstood branch of the U.S. government. The ultimate resource for the casual reader and the researcher, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides detailed desriptions & definitiions of key CIA terms, players, equipment, operations & parallel organizations.
More than 520 A-to-Z entries cover such topics as:
Bay of Pigs
IMINT (Imagery Intelligence and Geospatial Information)
National Security Act of 1947
"The Pentagon Papers"
Task Force W
George John Tenet
Zenith Technical Enterprises.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
W. Thomas Smith, Jr. is a South Carolina-based writer whose work has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, George, The New York Post, and BusinessWeek, among others. A former Marine Corps infantry leader and paratrooper, he has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of South Carolina.