The Art of Intelligence
Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service
By Henry A. Crumpton
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143123378, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career
Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign intelligence, and international terrorism. Henry A. Hank” Crumpton, a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, offers a thrilling account that delivers profound lessons about what it means to serve as an honorable spy. From CIA recruiting missions in Africa to pioneering new programs like the UAV Predator, from running post9/11 missions in Afghanistan to heading up all clandestine CIA operations in the United States, Crumpton chronicles his rolein the battlefield and in the Oval Officein transforming the way America wages war and sheds light on issues of domestic espionage.
Henry A. Crumpton is the chairman and CEO of Crumpton Group LLC, a global business advisory firm. After a twenty-four-year career in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, he served as the U.S. coordinator for counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.