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Fair Game de Valerie Plame Wilson
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The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth.
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Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House de Valerie Plame Wilson

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An interesting insight into the Iraq war, and the inaccurate reasons for starting it, from someone who ended up being betrayed by her own country. Although it is interesting, I also found it hard to read more than small sections at a time. It can be quite "dry" in places, and is, where permitted, very detailed. Many pieces of text were not allowed by the CIA to be published. Instead of rewriting around these redactions, the text has been left as was originally written, with [text redacted here] interspersed. In places this is highly distracting from the narrative, especially near the start, and in some cases only a small amount of rewriting could have pulled the allowed text together. It adds to authnticity I guess, but I found it very annoying. Then the afterword, written by a different author, went into far more detail about some of Valerie did, and when and where, than she seemed to have been allowed to do for herself.
An important story, some people probably wish had never been told, but not exactly a page-turner. ( )
  AngelaJMaher | Aug 11, 2018 |
Account of CIA covert operations officer, Valerie Plame Wilson, wife of former US Ambassador Joseph Wilson., His trip to Niger for the CIA was part of the controversy. Her identity was betrayed and she was outed by the White House of George Bush and Dick Cheney. Scooter Libby, on the staff of Dick Cheney, passed the information about her employment to columnist, Robert Novak who included it in a column. Novak was never charged. Libby was charged and found guilty. His sentence was commuted by President Bush. In 2018 President Trump gave Libby a pardon. The CIA career of Valerie Plame Wilson was ruined and she resigned with just over twenty years service. The book was heavily redacted by the CIA, making parts very difficult to read. There was an Afterword, written by Laura Rozen, which wasn't well edited ( )
  MrDickie | May 15, 2018 |
Interesting read about the woman who had her identity as a CIA agent blown. Told from her point of view, it's a fascinating look at what the CIA does and how its employees work. At first I was really frustrated with it, because a lot of stuff was redacted. Thankfully I was more interested in her later life, so this wasn't a huge deal.

She talks about post-partum depression, which was not something I knew about her prior to this book. I thought it was brave and interesting for her to share her experiences with the world this way, and she includes resources in the back of the book.

Overall it wasn't anything shocking or revealing, but I was curious to know a bit more about her and thought it was a good pickup at a bargain price. ( )
  HoldMyBook | Feb 11, 2018 |
This is the true story of Valerie Plame Wilson, a CIA agent whose secret cover was made public by the U.S. Government. In this memoir, Ms. Wilson tells of her early career in the CIA, events leading up to her name being made public,and the aftermath for her and her family. As a former CIA employee, Ms. Wilson was required to submit her manuscript for approval prior to publication, which she did willingly. The text in the book includes several blacked-out lines which the CIA asked her to remove for security reasons.

This was a good read and shows how political interference can lead to bad policy decisions -- in this case, the Iraq war -- and be demoralizing, even devastating, for nonpolitical staff. ( )
  LynnB | Oct 29, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
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The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth.

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