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Craft We Chose Richard L Holm

Craft We Chose

Richard L Holm

Published July 11th 2014
ISBN : 9781306944168
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602 pages
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Many books, fiction and nonfiction alike, purport to probe the inner workings of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Many attempt to create spine-tingling suspense or allege that Americas civilian spy operation has run amok and been infested withMoreMany books, fiction and nonfiction alike, purport to probe the inner workings of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Many attempt to create spine-tingling suspense or allege that Americas civilian spy operation has run amok and been infested with rogues and criminals. Not that The Craft We Chose lacks suspense, harrowing encounters, or its own share of villains, but this book is different- it is a straightforward, honest, surprisingly captivating memoir by one of the CIAs most well-known and honored career officers. For more than three decades, Richard L. Holm worked in the agencys Directorate of Operations now the National Clandestine Service the component directly responsible for collecting human intelligence. His assignments took him to seven countries on three continents, and his travels added many more destinations. At almost every turn Holm encountered his share of dangerous characters and situations, including one that nearly ended his life before he turned 30. The Craft We Chose is more than a chronicle of those episodes. It also reveals Holms private life, his roots and family, his courtship and marriage, and his four daughters, whom he affectionately calls his platoon.