Saturday, March 31, 2012

BC2012: The CIA's Greatest Hits by Mark Zepezauer

If you aren't aware of the shenanigans of the Central Intelligence Agency over the years, this book is a great introduction. Even if you are, at least the cartoons are good for a laugh. Zepezauer describes 42 situations involving the CIA including assassinations, coups, civil wars, spying, and drug trafficking. Each one gets two pages including a cartoon, so the book doesn't take long to read. While the author obviously has a liberal anti-CIA bias, that makes it an amusing book despite the heinous actions described.

I found this book at Open Books, a non-profit used bookstore that raises money for literacy projects. I plan to donate my books to them in the future instead of Goodwill. It's a neat store, and it's less than a block from the Brown Line station at Chicago Avenue (and two blocks from where I lived in the mid-1990s).

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