Time & Location
Aug 03, 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.