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Kai Bird

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The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames (2014)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: “The Good Spy” is a biography of Bob Ames – a legendary CIA Middle East hand who died in the 1983 bombing of the Beirut embassy. I had not known about Ames and I am a Middle East neophyte so the vast majority of this story was new to me, and I enjoyed the book mostly for what it ...
Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs & Israelis 1956-78 (2010)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Loved it! Kai Bird is a journalist and biographer who grew up in the Middle East—Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, Egypt— his father part of the American diplomatic corps. This is an excellent history of the modern Middle East told through Bird’s experience, and the most accessible intro ...
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