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Kiriakou, John

Works: 7 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 996 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Case studies  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9468.K57, 327.12730092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Kiriakou
The convenient terrorist : two whistleblowers' stories of torture, terror, secret wars, and CIA lies by Joseph Hickman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Convenient Terrorist is the definitive inside account of the capture, torture, and detention of Abu Zubaydah, the first "high-value target" captured by the CIA after 9/11. But was Abu Zubaydah, who is still being indefinitely held by the United States under shadowy circumstances, the blue-ribbon capture that the Bush White House claimed he was? Authors John Kiriakou, who led the capture of Zubaydah, and Joseph Hickman, who took custody of him at Guantanamo, draw a far more complex and intriguing portrait of the al-Qaeda "mastermind" who became a symbol of torture and the "dark side" of US security. From a one-time American collaborator to a poster boy for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah became a "convenient terrorist"--A way for US authorities to sell their "War on Terror" to the American people."--
The reluctant spy : [my secret life in the CIA's war on terror] by John Kiriakou( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before the waterboarding controversy exploded in the media, one CIA agent had already gone public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC News, John Kiriakou called waterboarding torture-but admitted that it probably worked. This book, at once a confessional, an adventure story, and a chronicle of Kiriakou's life in the CIA, stands as an important, eloquent piece of testimony from a committed American patriot. In February 2002, Kiriakou was the head of counterterrorism in Pakistan. Under his command, in a spectacular raid coordinated with Pakistani agents and the CIA's best intelligence analyst, Kiriakou's field officers took down the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah. For days, Kiriakou became the wounded terrorist's personal "bodyguard." In circumstances stranger than fiction, as al-Qaeda agents scoured the streets for their captured leader, the best trauma surgeon in America was flown to Pakistan to make sure that Zubaydah did not die. In The Reluctant Spy, Kiriakou takes us into the fight against an enemy fueled by fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it was like inside the CIA headquarters on the morning of 9/11, the agency leaders who stepped up and those who protected their careers. And in what may be the book's most shocking revelation, he describes how the White House made plans to invade Iraq a full year before the CIA knew about it-or could attempt to stop it. Chronicling both mind-boggling mistakes and heroic acts of individual courage, The Reluctant Spy is essential listening for anyone who wishes to understand the inner workings of the U.S. intelligence apparatus, the truth behind the torture debate, and the incredible dedication of ordinary men and women doing one of the most extraordinary jobs on earth
Doing time like a spy : how the CIA taught me to survive and thrive in prison by John Kiriakou( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA's use of torture on Al Qaeda prisoners. Doing Time Like A Spy is Kiriakou's memoir of his twenty-three months in prison. Using twenty life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. Including his award-winning blog series "Letters from Loretto," Doing Time Like a Spy is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system
Law and morality of interrogation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Kiriakou and Steve Kleinman discussed the legal and moral ambiguities of their missions and examined how far the U.S. should go to ensure the safety of its citizens
The convenient terrorist : abu zubaydah and the weird wonderland of america's secret wars by John Kiriakou( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The reluctant spy : [my secret life in the CIA's war on terror]
Alternative Names
John Kiriakou Amerikaans data-analist

John Kiriakou US-amerikanischer Whistleblower

جان کریاکو


The reluctant spy : [my secret life in the CIA's war on terror]