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Wed, Aug 03


CLE Lecture Hall

The Good Spy

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Time & Location

Aug 03, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Biographer  Kai Bird's book is about one of the most important Middle East  operatives in CIA history, Robert Ames.  The book was a New Your Times  best seller and is a compelling story of Ames' life and death.  The book  was applauded by critics:  "the best non-fiction book on espionage ever  written," capturing with incredible detail an almost day-by-day account  of Ames' secret intelligence career in the CIA, and an up-close account  of the murderous intelligence war between Israel and her enemies with  America smack in the middle.  The Ames story is riveting one and one  that Bird is well prepared to share, in part from his own Middle East  upbringing told in his own memoir, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate:  Come of  Age between the Arabs and the Israelis (1956-1978).

Kai Bird's book, The Good Spy, will be available for purchase and signing by the author a the lecture.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Kai Bird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist.  He  serves as Executive Director and Distinguished Lecturer of CUNY Graduate  Center's Leon Levy Center of Biography.  He presides over an annual  conference of biographers on the art and craft of biography each May at  CUNY Graduate Center.

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