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For Lust of Knowing: Memoirs of an Intelligence Officer

Roosevelt, Archie (INSCRIBED)

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ISBN 10: 0316756008 / ISBN 13: 9780316756006
Published by Little Brown 1st printing, Boston, 1988
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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, xviii, 500 p., photos, map, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 36420

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Title: For Lust of Knowing: Memoirs of an ...

Publisher: Little Brown 1st printing, Boston

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr. (February 18, 1918 - May 31, 1990), the first child of Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt and grandson of US President, Theodore Roosevelt, was a soldier, scholar, polyglot, authority on the Middle East and a career CIA officer. He served as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's stations in Istanbul, Madrid and London. Roosevelt had a speaking or reading knowledge of at least twenty languages. An Arabic scholar and former CIA operative, he offers an informed perspective of the Islamic world, recounting his career in the intelligence service and the important political figures he has met along the way.

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This is a charming, anecdotal report of a life spent in intelligence work in the Middle East and Africa. Grandson of one president and nephew of another, Roosevelt attended Groton and Harvard. He demonstrated a serious approach to learning "exotic" foreign languages and cultures, and a sensitive interest in the people and places he encountered. He says little about his specific activites in World War II military intelligence and post-war CIA work, but portrays the history and atmosphere of the region in lively sketches. Concluding chapters discuss his commitment to preserving American values and his views on the CIA. But the book appeals largely through colorful stories and fascinating personalities. Recommended. Elizabeth R. Hayford, Associated Colls. of the Midwest, Chicago
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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