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The Resource Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior, Ric Prado

Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior, Ric Prado

Label
Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior
Title
Black ops
Title remainder
the life of a CIA shadow warrior
Statement of responsibility
Ric Prado
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A memoir by the highest-ranking covert warrior to lift the veil of secrecy and offer a glimpse into the shadow wars that America has fought since the Vietnam Era. Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution, his family fled their war-torn home for the hope of a better life in America. Fifty years later, the Cuban refugee retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Black Ops is the story of Ric's legendary career that spanned two eras, the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Operating in the shadows, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little-seen and virtually unknown war to keep USA safe from those who would do it harm. After duty stations in Central, South America, and the Philippines, Black Ops follows Ric into the highest echelons of the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. In late 1995, he became Deputy Chief of Station and co-founding member of the Bin Laden Task Force. Three years later, after serving as head of Korean Operations, Ric took on one of the most dangerous missions of his career: re-establish a once-abandoned CIA station inside a hostile nation long since considered a front line of the fight against Islamic terrorism. He and his team carried out covert operations and developed assets that proved pivotal in the coming War on Terror. A harrowing memoir of life in the shadowy world of assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries, Black Ops is a testament to the courage, creativity and dedication of the Agency's Special Activities Group and its elite shadow warriors"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prado, Ric
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prado, Ric
  • United States
  • United States
  • Refugees
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Cold War
  • Employees
  • Refugees
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Cuba
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior, Ric Prado
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250271846
Lccn
2021046532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1258660109
  • (OCoLC)on1258660109
Label
Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior, Ric Prado
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250271846
Lccn
2021046532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1258660109
  • (OCoLC)on1258660109

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