The Great War of Our Time

  • by Michael Morell, Bill Harlow
  • Narrated by Robert Fass
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Great War of Our Time offers an unprecedented assessment of the CIA while at the forefront of our nation's war against al-Qa'ida and during the most remarkable period in the history of the agency. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation", Michael Morell is a top CIA officer who saw it all - the only person with President Bush on 9/11/01 and with President Obama on 5/1/11, when Usama Bin Laden was brought to justice. Like Ghost Wars, See No Evil, and At the Center of the Storm, The Great War of Our Time is a vivid, newsmaking account of the CIA, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows.


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A non-political view and insight on the war on terrorism.

I really enjoyed this book. It presents an apolitical view of the terrorist events and the war we have been fighting this quarter century. He has debunked the political and media views on the intelligence we had on WMDs and Benghazi showing how the presidents came to make the decisions they made. I have gained new found respect for both President Bush and President Obama. The book talks in great detail on how we gather intelligence. What we gather and how that intelligence is used. A great book if you want to no how our intelligence organizations work.
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- Bruce "I love to read, listen to audio books, travel, eat fine food and drink wine. I am a technologist and color geek. I am also an apiarist."

You gotta listen to this

I am not a politically savvy person. My opinion of contemporary news and politics is usually shaped by programs like the Colbert report and the Daily show. Prior to listening to this book, I felt confused about many issues such as how much should we be afraid of an attack on US by al-Qaeda, how political/corrupted were the leaders of intelligence community and how can we trust them and their motives after what happened in Iraq. This book answered those questions and many others. I elect to believe the author's statements (as of now, I have no reason not to) and as a result I have become significantly more confident in US government and CIA's mission to protect our citizens. This was a great read that provided both a history of war against terrorism and a knowledge of working of the CIA and its relationship to congress and the president.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio