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Left of Boom

Left of Boom

2016 . Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political Science, Intelligence & Espionage, History . Douglas Laux, Ralph Pezzullo

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About the book

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Left of Boom is the explosive New York Times bestselling memoir by a young CIA operative on the front lines in Afghanistan. On September 11, 2001, Douglas Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends--nobody could know what he did for a living--and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

St. Martin's Publishing Group

Pages:

320

ISBN:

1466893214 (ISBN13: 9781466893214)

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Carl Johan Skovsen

3 years ago

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Awesome insight in the life of a Young case officer in the field... highly recommended

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

5 months ago

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An incredible story that in some ways seems too incredible to be true, and in other ways makes you frustrated with the actual truth. If you find Middle East politics interesting definitely recommend!

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