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    DescriptionFrom the "most influential career lawyer in CIA history" ("Los Angeles Times") an unprecedented memoir filled with never-before-told stories from his thirty-year career at the center of the U.S. government's intelligence program (1976-2009). In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, Rizzo took "a total shot in the dark" and sent his resume to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven Presidents, he would become a notorious public figure--a symbol and victim of the toxic winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. From approval of the rules governing waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" to serving as the point person answering for the Iran Contra scandal, John Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually all of the significant operations of the CIA's modern history. In "Company Man," Rizzo charts the CIA's evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies, from Iran-Contra to Valerie Plame. Rizzo offers a direct window into the CIA's actions in the years after the 9/11 attacks, when he served as the agency's top lawyer, with oversight of actions that remain the subject of intense debate today, including CIA black sites and the infamous memos surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah. Spanning more than three decades, "Company Man" is the most comprehensive insider account of the CIA ever written. Filled with revelatory stories set against a backdrop of some of Washington's biggest political dramas, it is a groundbreaking, timely, and remarkable personal history of American intelligence.

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    Company Man
    Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Rizzo
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 503 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451673937
    ISBN 10: 1451673930

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    black & white plates, colour plates
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    Publication date
    01 July 2014