The Resource Know thine enemy : a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran, Edward Shirley

Know thine enemy : a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran, Edward Shirley

Label
Know thine enemy : a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran
Title
Know thine enemy
Title remainder
a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran
Statement of responsibility
Edward Shirley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As one of the CIA: finest "Iranian-target" officers in the 1980s, Edward Shirley was a front-line spy in Europe and the Middle East, ferreting out the secrets of the country the Ayatollah Khomeini had made the most vociferous enemy of the United States. The job fulfilled Shirley's lifelong dream: ever since he was a boy growing up in the Midwest, Shirley had been obsessed with Persian culture and the distant adventures it evoked in his imagination."--BOOK JACKET. "Yet when Shirley left the clandestine service in disillusionment after nine years, he still had never been to Iran - for the CIA sent only painstakingly recruited native-born Iranian agents into a land it considered too dangerous for American-born operatives. Shirley, however, vowed to get to Iran on his own. He engaged a short-haul trucker to smuggle him in a cramped secret compartment across Iran's tightly guarded border with Turkey and into the heart of Tehran."--BOOK JACKET. "In narrating Know Thine Enemy, a gripping and wry account of his trip, Shirley blends a spy's cunning and nose for adventure with shrewd insights into the Iranian character. He depicts glamorous Westernized Iranians, disillusioned Muslim fundamentalists, and a crippled veteran of the Iran-Iraq war; and he gives a valuable account of America's bete noire in the Middle East. Ordinary Iranians, he reports, are weary of Islamic dogma and the clerical regime and have resorted to cynicism, conspiracy, and black humor as everyday survival tactics, because the radical Islam promulgated by Khomeini and his successors has solved few of Iran's problems. Shirley also takes a long look at the decline of the CIA."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1949-
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Shirley, Edward
Dewey number
955.05/43
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS259.2
LC item number
.S53 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
Label
Know thine enemy : a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran, Edward Shirley
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780374182199
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002842
System control number
  • OCM36485769
  • CARL036485769
Label
Know thine enemy : a spy's journey into revolutionary Iran, Edward Shirley
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780374182199
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002842
System control number
  • OCM36485769
  • CARL036485769

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