As part of the Central Florida Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence’s (CF-ICCAE) programming for the upcoming year, we will be continuing our Book Club in order to enrich student learning about intelligence using materials that, while interesting and even potentially exciting, may not fit into the general course curriculum.
All students- graduate and undergraduate students of all majors- are welcome to attend the meetings, and we will have copies of each book available on a first-come, first-served basis. These can be picked up at the ICCAE office in Howard Phillips Hall, Room 314. Note that receiving a copy of the books and not attending the meeting without prior notice may disqualify you from receiving further copies.
The next meeting is: Spring Semester, January. Schedule TBD!
The book we will be discussing is:
The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB by Milt Bearden and James Risen
(From the jacket) Written by a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, this is the story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, but the action centers on Washington. The story starts in the infamous “Year of the Spy,” when one by one the CIA’s agents in Moscow began to be killed, up to the very last man. Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives on both sides and laced with startling revelations, The Main Enemy is history at its action-packed best.
If this book interests you and you can make the meeting, feel free to come down to Howard Phillips Hall, Room 314 to pick up a free copy (while supplies last!)