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The Resource Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox

Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox

Label
Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA
Title
Life undercover
Title remainder
coming of age in the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Amaryllis Fox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while falling in love and giving birth to a daughter. Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying ancient languages and theoretical physics when her writing mentor, Daniel Pearl, was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, she applied to a Master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At 21, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the President. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At 22, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to 'the Farm,' where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover--the most difficult and coveted job in the field--as an art dealer specializing in tribal and Indigenous art, and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent--an impossible-to-put-down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Amaryllis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, Amaryllis
  • United States
  • Intelligence officers
  • Spies
  • Espionage, American
  • Espionage, American
Label
Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1100585847
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780385692410
Label
Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox
Publication
Control code
on1100585847
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780385692410

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