Tim Weiner: Wins National Book Award for History of CIA

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In the nonfiction category, Tim Weiner, a reporter at The New York Times, took the [National Book Award] prize for β€œLegacy of Ashes: The History of the C.I.A.” (Doubleday).

Mr. Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on national security programs, examined more than 50,000 documents and interviewed hundreds of C.I.A. veterans for his book, a critical history of C.I.A. failures.

Accepting the award, Mr. Weiner said his work was β€œa testament to the power of the record revealed and maybe to the fact that our democracy, in spite of everything, is still open enough to see a glimpse of what we have wrought abroad.”

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