Jacket for 'For the President’s Eyes Only'


UK - Harper Collins

For the President’s Eyes Only

By Christopher Andrew

Published Jan 2010

This is the first book to show how the US presidency both transformed, and was itself transformed by the workings of US intelligence. It provides dramatic new perspectives on some of the twentieth century’s most significant political events – American entry into the Second World War, the intelligence failures that culminated in the catastrophe of Pearl Harbor, the disaster of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis and Operation Desert Storm.

In Andrew’s hands these, and many other defining moments, are remade with freshness and urgency as we see them again – but this time from inside the Oval office.