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Fair Game : My Life As a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House (Hardcover)

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The object of the CIA leak case that resulted in the conviction of the vice-presidents chief of staff, Wilson tells not only the real story behind the leak, but describes her life at the CIA and what happened when her cover was blown.


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All employees of the Central Intelligence Agency must sign a confidentiality agreement that requires that they submit their writings to the CIA for prepublication review. Valerie Plame Wilson, whose work for the CIA entailed covert operations, of course abided by this agreement, and her manuscript was reviewed by the CIA and returned to her with numerous redactions—cuts—that the CIA determined were necessary. Many of these cuts related to material that would disclose Ms. Wilson’s dates of service, information that has already been widely disseminated.

As has been reported, Simon & Schuster and Ms. Wilson brought a legal action against the CIA; we felt that the redactions required by the CIA went beyond any reasonable requirements of national security and impaired important First Amendment rights. A federal district court has disagreed, determining, essentially, that while Ms. Wilson’s dates of service may be in the public domain, they cannot be reported by Ms. Wilson. Accordingly, Ms. Wilson’s portion of this book contains only that information that the CIA has deemed unclassified and has allowed her to include.

The sections of Fair Game that have been blacked out indicate the places where the CIA has ordered cuts. Still, even with these substantial redactions, we believe the book conveys the power of Ms. Wilson’s story, if, alas, not all its details.

To enhance the reader’s experience Simon & Schuster has added an afterword by reporter Laura Rozen. Drawn from interviews and public sources, it provides historical background and recounts portions of Ms. Wilson’s life and career that she was unable to include herself. When the afterword is read together with Fair Game, a full and vivid picture of Valerie Plame Wilson emerges. Ms. Wilson has had no input or involvement in the creation of the afterword, which she has not seen before the publication of this book.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416537618
SKU 204802967
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416537619
Release Date 10/22/2007

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