The confirmation / Thomas Powers.

Author
Powers, Thomas, 1940 December 12- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Knopf, 2000.
Description
413 pages ; 25 cm

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  • "The confirmation of the seemingly spotless nominee Frank Cabot as Director of Central Intelligence is jeopardized when Brad Cameron, a young CIA officer looking for evidence of American prisoners left behind after the Vietnam War, uncovers a suppressed report - a claim by a convicted American spy that Cabot cooperated with the Russians in a shameful cover-up twenty years earlier.
  • As Cabot attempts to clear his name, reporter George Tater digs relentlessly for the story that will revive his career and Cameron doggedly pursues the truth about what happened. The result is a full-scale Washington media circus, as a host of interested parties - the president, the press, the senators who must vote yea or nay on Cabot's nomination, and Cabot's friends and enemies - all try to conceal, expose, or spin what he did and why.".
  • "Closely paralleling these events is a different kind of conspiracy. A clandestine militia of angry Vietnam vets, convinced that officials in high places have deliberately abandoned American POWs, plot a confrontation - both clever and rash - calculated to violently disrupt Cabot's confirmation hearings."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN
0375400206
LCCN
99049237
OCLC
42475989
RCP
C - O
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