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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Gup Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however.

Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these “nameless stars” might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted through thousands of documents and interviewed over 400 CIA officers in his attempt to bring their long-hidden stories to light. The result of this extraordinary work of investigation is a surprising glimpse at the real lives of secret agents, and an unprecedented history of the most compelling—and controversial—department of the US government.

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  • Douglas S. Mackiernan
  • Jerome P. Ginley
  • William P. Boteler
  • Howard Carey
  • Frank C. Grace Jr.
  • Wilburn S. Rose
  • Chiyoki Ikeda
  • Thomas "Pete" Ray
  • Nels L. Benson
  • Riley Shamburger
  • Wade Gray
  • Leo Baker
  • John G. Merriman
  • Barbara Robbins
  • Buster Edens
  • Edward Johnson
  • Mike Deuel
  • Mike Maloney
  • John W. Waltz
  • Louis A. O'Jibway
  • Walter L. Ray
  • Billy Jack Johnson
  • Wayne McNulty
  • Jack W. Weeks
  • Hugh Francis Redmond
  • Paul C. Davis
  • David L. Konzelman
  • John "Lone Star" Kearns
  • John Peterson
  • Ray Seaborg
  • Wilbur Murray Greene
  • Raymond Raynor
  • William E. Bennett
  • Richard S. Welch
  • James S. Rawlings
  • Ivan B. King
  • Dennis J. Gabriel
  • Robert C. Ames
  • James F. "Sword" Lewis
  • Monique Lewis
  • Kenneth E. Haas
  • Phyliss N. Faraci
  • William R. Sheil
  • Deborah M. Hixon
  • Frank J. Johnston
  • Scott J. Van Lieshout
  • Curtis R. Wood
  • Richard C. Spicer
  • William F. Buckley
  • Richard D. Krobock
  • Matthew K. Gannon
  • Freddie R. Woodruff
  • James M. Lewek
  • John A. Celli
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  • George Lacey
  • Michael Atkinson
  • Pharies "Bud" Petty
  • James Spessard
  • George Rudolph Bensch
  • Gerhard Hermann Rieger
  • Robert W. Woods
  • Lawrence Freedman
  • Lansing H. Bennett
  • Frank A. Darling

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Todd | 1/20/2014

    " The triumphs and heroes of the intelligence community are never publicized. We only hear the failures in public. Thank heaven for professionals who quietly go about keeping us safe from the things in the dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " Fascinating true-life accounts of CIA operatives that gave their lives in service to their country and the degree to which the CIA goes to keep their names and stories from the public. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rina | 1/1/2014

    " I am weary to give this a 5-star rating, but I read this several years ago and it left an imprint. I still remember most of the stories and it was great to finally hear about the lives of some CIA operatives who gave their lives to that agency. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mind-triggers | 12/29/2013

    " This is an awsome book detailing the lives and actions of CIA operatives who were KIA and aren't acknowledged by the CIA "

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