Taking advantage of the end-of-the-year slow news cycle, I have been catching up on my reading. The Good Shepherd (Widescreen Edition)got me interested in origins of CIA, and I ended up buying too books. The Company: A Novel of the CIA and Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA are two diametrically opposing tales of the US spy agency. One is fictionalized and the later seems to be a tragedy of errors. Both highly recommended, though I must warn you that they are hefty books, and need some serious upper arm strength.