The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS


      The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS
THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME offers an unprecedented assessment of the CIA while at the forefront of our nation s war against al Qa ida and during the most remarkable period in the history of the Agency Called the Bob Gates of his generation, Michael Morell is a top CIA officer who saw it all the only person with President Bush on 9 11 01 and with President Obama on 5 1 11 when Usama Bin Laden was brought to justice LikeGhost Wars, S ee No Evil, and At the Center of the Storm, THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME will be a vivid, newsmaking account of the CIA, a life of secrets and a war in the shadows. Best Download [ The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS ] by [ Michael Morell ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS
  • Michael Morell
  • 26 April 2019
  • 1455585661

10 thoughts on “ The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS

  1. says:

    Reads like a Chilling and all too Real ThrillerAfter seeing former CIA Deputy Director and Author Michael Morell speak on a news show I sought out his book though with some reservations I worried it would be too overtly political, too technical or just plain boring None of my fears turned out to be valid The writing is amazing very clear and engaging and most important Morell always brings the individuals personality and character to the forefront which makes their motivations clear and no Reads like a Chilling and all too Real ThrillerAfter seeing former CIA Deputy Director and Author Michael Morell speak on a news show I sought out his book though with some reservations I worried it would be too overtly political, too technical or just plain boring None of my fears turned out to be valid The writing is amazing very clear and engaging and most important Morell always brings the individuals personality and character to the forefront which makes their motivations clear and no matter how unsympathetic human.Obviously this is not a book that will help its readers sleep well at night other than to know there are some very capable people standing between America and some scary folks One of the most instructive chapters was toward the end where Morell provides a mock but true terrorist assessment similar to what he and his cohorts give to the President It helped me gain a handle on whom and what we ar...

  2. says:

    This memoir was way too slow and way too personal I don t care about his drive to work or anything about his kids nothing personal, dude, it s just not interesting or pertinent He hugged Lou Panetta twice in one night His wife s dress to a gala Who the f4ck cares Next he was way too easy on himself and the CIA for what was the greatest intelligence failure in USA history, our phony war with Iraq He was way too apologetic for George Bush who, even in this favorable memoir, came out looking This memoir was way too slow and way too personal I don t care about his drive to work or anything about his kids nothing personal, dude, it s just not interesting or pertinent He hugged Lou Panetta twice in one night His wife s dress to a gala Who the f4ck cares Next he was way too easy on himself and the CIA for what was the greatest intelligence failure in USA history, our phony war with Iraq He was way too apologetic for George Bush who, even in this favorable memoir, came out looking stupid and out of the loop not positives for a U.S president I take particular exception to something he writes early on in the book He describes a few...

  3. says:

    I ve read many books like this I d place Morell s right about in the middle of he pack in terms of its informative quality What sets this book apart, for better and worse, is that it s focus and perspective is upon the intersection of Morrell s time with the CIA with the events he witnessed while there In other words, this is part autobiography, part terrorism history and context I found this approach both additive and reductive For instance, two of the most compelling parts of the book are I ve read many books like this I d place Morell s right about in the middle of he pack in terms of its informative quality What sets this book apart, for better and worse, is that it s focus and perspective is upon the intersection of Morrell s time with the CIA with the events he witnessed while there In other words, this is part autobiography, part terrorism history and context I found this approach both additive and reductive For instance, two of the m...

  4. says:

    This was a great read on the intelligence needed to keep our country safe and the increased threat level of terrorist adamanton bringing down America It is also a good read about the difficulty of the presidency and the fact that the last two presidents from differing parties took their job very seriously, that the politicalization polarization is harming this country Finally, for me a life long public servant, Mr Morell is proud of his public service and the public servants he served with This was a great read on the intelligence needed to keep our country safe and the increased threat level of terrorist adamanton bringing down America It is also a good read about the difficulty of the presiden...

  5. says:

    While much of the information has already been presented elsewhere, this is an interesting, engaging and insightful memoir of Morell s CIA career, and the underlying theme appears to be the CIA s central role in the war against al Qaeda following 9 11 Morell describes many of the successes, failures, challenges, and opportunities in a straightforward, readable fashion As you may already know from other books, Morell was President Bush s personal CIA briefer for much of that presidency, and his While much of the information has already been presented elsewhere, this is an interesting, engaging and insightful memoir of Morell s CIA career, and the underlying theme appears to be the CIA s central role in the war against al Qaeda following 9 11 Morell describes many of the successes, failures, challenges, and opportunities in a straightforward, readable fashion As you may already know from other books, Morell was President Bush s personal CIA briefer for much of that presidency, and his account of 9 11 and the aftermath is vivid and gripping There are two times when you need to worry about terrorists, Morell writes When you pick up their chatter and when you don t which means, of course, that you worry all the time The rest of the book deals with the Agency s counterterrorism role in the aftermath of the attacks, and how its action took on aaggressive, paramilitary nature during that time Morrell...

  6. says:

    A good defense of the CIA as a bipartisan organization supplying intelligence to the Executive branch and decent intro into how the IC works But, still rather defensive in tone.

  7. says:

    Great information on the rise of al Qa ida and ISIS Listened to audiobook Excellent narrator.

  8. says:

    Morell has excellent anecdotes about his time in the intelligence community which he shares with the reader in an engaging, conversational tone, but his retrospective analysis of important decisions made along the way is where this book really shines An insider s perspective on the lead up to and aftermath of the terror attacks of 9 11 7 7, the Snowden leaks, the revolutions in Libya and Egypt of the Arab Spring, the assault on Bin Laden s compound in Abbottabad Pakistan, and others Morell has excellent anecdotes about his time in the intelligence community which he shares with the reader in an engaging, conversational tone, but his retrospective analysis of important decisions made along the way is where this book really shines An insider s perspective on the lead up to and aftermath of the terror attacks of 9 11 7 7, the Snowden leaks, the revolutions in Libya and Egypt of the Arab Spring, the assault on B...

  9. says:

    This was a cool memoir to see the inner workings of the CIA today that is from an actual person who works there and not someone who thinks he knows or someone who has clearly never worked there Mr Morell was and still is very dedicated to his country and wants to see the nation secure from enemies foreign and domestic The review is not based off of my personal feelings towards the CIA and the way that they have conducted the war on terror, but based on the opinions of someone who ha worked This was a cool memoir to see the inner workings of the CIA today that is from an actual person who works there and not someone who thinks he knows or someone who has clearly never worked there Mr Morell was and still is very dedicated to his country and wants to see the nation secure from enemies foreign and domestic The review is not based off of my personal feelings towards the CIA and the way that they have conducted the war on terror, but based on the opinions of someone who ha worked there His views seem genuine and what e truly believes in The biggest problem of the book comes at the end whe...

  10. says:

    This book was quite insightful and left me with a few takeaways The first of which is that the CIA is not infallible Secondly, the CIA isn t some faceless machine, but a group of human beings doing what they think is right Lastly, terrorism is, sadly, an ongoing battle that requires leadership and a great deal of thought about those whose have chosen it as their calling The Great War of Our Time bounced around different time frames making the writing slightly difficult to follow at times, This book was quite insightful and left me with a few takeaways The first of which is that the CIA is not infallible Secondly, the CIA isn t some faceless machine, but a group of human beings doing what they think is right Lastly, terrorism is, sadly, an ongoing battle that requires leadership and a great deal of thought about those whose have chosen it as their calling The Great War of Our Time bounced around different time frames making the writing slightly difficult to fol...

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