The Book of Honor

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The Book of Honor

The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives

By Ted Gup

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385495417, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001


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.

About the Author
Ted Gup is a legendary investigative reporter who worked under Bob Woodward at the "Washington Post, " and later at "Time." He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the George Polk Award and the Worth Bingham Prize. Gup is a professor of journalism at Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Pepper Pike, Ohio. "From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For The Book of Honor

“Rich reporting...a fitting tribute.”–The Boston Globe