The Director

Ignatius, David

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Director
After being told that his agency has been hacked, the director of the CIA launches a hunt into the hacker underground of Europe and America

Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 0393078140
Branch Call Number: FICTION IGNAT...D
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 20, 2014

[I sincerely believe that when Colby stated that an unimaginable number of reporters were on the CIA's payroll, he was referring to Ignatius as one of them.] Now, I do not intend to slight Ignatius, who appears to receive some type of bonus everytime he mentions the phrase /// conspiracy theory \\\ whenever he's doing an interview, writes silly stuff. As far as the Library Journal critic's question: /// What does the fusty Bank of International Settlements have in common with the shadowy CIA \\\ one need only know that the powerful CIA director, Richard Helms - - who gave us MK ULTRA - - had a grandfather who was the first president of the BIS. [Also, the Helms family owned Newsweek magazine for quite a few years.] Publisher Weekly's critic says: /// suffering in "the post-Snowden era" of whistle-blowers and cyberterrorism\\\ yet we know there will never be a post-Snowden era as long as the full privatization of the US intelligence establishment continues.

Aug 04, 2014
  • pterry25 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ignatius - I guess the book was due so he threw some letters against the wall and this is what came out. There is a story to be told of the impact of what Snowden did. This just isn't it.

Aug 04, 2014
  • mratzel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't know where the story was going and I like books that keep me guessing. It was terrific summer read.


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Feb 02, 2015
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

..., maybe: people are realizing that security and liberty aren't at war with each other ...

Feb 02, 2015
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Humiliate or be humiliated,

Feb 02, 2015
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Politicians are transitory but the nations interests are permanent.


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