Pulitzer Prize Winner Tim Weiner's Five Essential Business Reads

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In 2007, author Tim Weiner, a former reporter for the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the National Book Award for his mammoth, eviscerating history of the Central Intelligence Agency, Legacy of Ashes (Random House). From the CIA’s postwar origins to the modern era, the book chronicled the agency’s countless misadventures and failures in shocking, fascinating detail. Since then he hasn’t let up on America’s intelligence-gathering operations. After unexpectedly gaining exclusive access to a trove of J. Edgar Hoover’s files four years ago, Weiner shifted his attention to America’s domestic intelligence service, and the resulting book, Enemies: A History of the FBI (Random House), has just been published. (A third sprawling history—on the Pentagon—is slated for the future.) We asked the author to provide us with his five essential business reads.

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