Join us for a book talk and signing with Melvin Goodman, former CIA division chief and US-Soviet relations expert.
Goodman's long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA ended abruptly in 1990, when after twenty-four years of service Goodman resigned, no longer able to tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the highest levels of the Agency. In 1991 he went public, blowing the whistle on top-level officials and leading the opposition against the appointment of Robert Gates as CIA director. In the widely covered Senate hearings, Goodman charged that Gates and others had subverted "the process and the ethics of intelligence" by deliberately misinforming the White House about major world events and covert operations.
In Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence, Goodman retraces his career with the Central Intelligence Agency and he presents a rare insider's account of the inner workings of America's intelligence community, and the corruption, intimidation, and misinformation that lead to disastrous foreign interventions. An invaluable and historic look into one of the most secretive and influential agencies of US government--and a wake-up call for the need to reform its practices.
Melvin Goodman will sign books following the event.