John Prados is a senior research fellow on national security affairs, including foreign affairs, intelligence, and military history, at the National Security Archive. He is an award-winning author of 22 books, most recently THE FAMILY JEWELS: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power and ISLANDS OF DESTINY: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun. In addition to three Pulitzer Prize nominations, Prados is the recipient of the Henry Adams Prize in American History and the notable book award from the United States Naval Institute. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Colombia University and is a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.
'A riveting highlight reel of the CIA's greatest hits - and misses' -- TIM WEINER, author of LEGACY OF ASHES 'Every CIA officer should read John Prados' -- KAI BIRD, author of THE GOOD SPY 'A detail-rich, often relentless litany of CIA scandals and mini-scandals' -- THE WASHINGTON POST