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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIAAmaryllis Fox S Riveting Memoir Tells The Story Of Her Ten Years In The Most Elite Clandestine Ops Unit Of The CIA, Hunting The World S Most Dangerous Terrorists In Sixteen Countries While Marrying And Giving Birth To A DaughterAmaryllis Fox Was In Her Last Year As An Undergraduate At Oxford Studying Theology And International Law When Her Writing Mentor Daniel Pearl Was Captured And Beheaded Galvanized By This Brutality, Fox Applied To A Master S Program In Conflict And Terrorism At Georgetown S School Of Foreign Service, Where She Created An Algorithm That Predicted, With Uncanny Certainty, The Likelihood Of A Terrorist Cell Arising In Any Village Around The World At Twenty One, She Was Recruited By The CIA Her First Assignment Was Reading And Analyzing Hundreds Of Classified Cables A Day From Foreign Governments And Synthesizing Them Into Daily Briefs For The President Her Next Assignment Was At The Iraq Desk In The Counterterrorism Center At Twenty Two, She Was Fast Tracked Into Advanced Operations Training, Sent From Langley To The Farm, Where She Lived For Six Months In A Simulated World Learning How To Use A Glock, How To Get Out Of Flexicuffs While Locked In The Trunk Of A Car, How To Withstand Torture, And The Best Ways To Commit Suicide In Case Of Captivity At The End Of This Training She Was Deployed As A Spy Under Non Official Cover The Most Difficult And Coveted Job In The Field As An Art Dealer Specializing In Tribal And Indigenous Art And Sent To Infiltrate Terrorist Networks In Remote Areas Of The Middle East And AsiaLife Undercover Is Exhilarating, Intimate, Fiercely Intelligent An Impossible To Put Down Record Of An Extraordinary Life, And Of Amaryllis Fox S Astonishing Courage And Passion

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
  • Amaryllis Fox
  • 03 January 2018
  • 0525654976

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  1. says:

    More than likely this memoir will be a nonfiction bestseller in 2020 As a former CIA super spy, Fox has stellar media connections and it certainly won t hurt that she is married to a member of the Kennedy family The pace is a bit too brisk and the writing is rather pedestrian but she does succeed in providing a glimpse into her world during the time she was working within the most dangerous countries in the world I will sleep a bit better knowing these spooks are on duty trying to make the wo More than likely this memoir will be a nonfiction bestseller in 2020 As a former CIA super spy, Fox has stellar media connections and it certainly won t hurt that she is married to a member of the Kennedy family The pace is a bit too brisk and the writing is rather pedestrian but she does succeed in providing a glimpse into her world during the time she was working within the most dangerous countries in the world I will sleep a bit better knowing these spooks are on duty trying to make the world a safer place for all


  2. says:

    4.5 5I was so pleasantly surprised by this book Usually, with memoirs surrounding war and violence, I find that I lose interest quickly either out of repetitiveness or because the events are tough to swallow Life Undercover was nothing like that at all It was very much about the strain that being an undercover agent had on Fox s relationships with colleagues, with men, and with her family.It was moving in every way, particularly from the halfway point where she talks about her decision to s 4.5 5I was so pleasantly surprised by this book Usually, with memoirs surrounding war and violence, I find that I lose interest quickly either out of repetitiveness or because the events are tough to swallow Life Undercover was nothing like that at all It was very much about the strain that being an undercover agent had on Fox s relationships with colleagues, with men, and with her family.It was moving in every way, particularly from the halfway point where she talks about her decision to start a family even in the conditions she worked in Throughout the book, we hear stories about her journeys to wartorn countries, to places overrun with fear like Pakistan, and her life in America where she remained in fear of her life The whole experience was emotional Looking back on my reading experience, I know that I could never face those conditions I know I could never leave my family without telling them the truth about where I was and what I was doing I know I could never willingly put myself in a situation where I could die at any moment I know I could never hold steady conversations with people who held my future in their hands Every moment of this book, I thought of how much bravery it requires to work undercover, and how much bravery it requires to expose your identity to tell the world about your work.I was so impressed by this book I wouldn t be surprised if it made it on the non fiction bestsellers list in 2020 I m excited for this book to go out into the world, for people to see the things Amaryllis Fox had to go through and how she endured it Life Undercover was amazing in every way I m particularly excited for this to be turned into an Apple TV series with Brie Larson Thank you to Amaryllis Fox and to Ebury Press Penguin for sending me a copy for review Life Undercover is due for release on 17th October 2019


  3. says:

    A real life ALIAS, with plenty to say on geopolitics and motherhood and the nature of secrets I m in awe of Amaryllis Fox.


  4. says:

    The spy who prevented a nuclear attack with a bottle of clove oilThis is the absolutely riveting story of a modern day spy, a real life James Bond, although, as she notes, Bond is ridiculous in the real world of espionage, one street chase and my cover is blown for life This is the story of how Ms Fox became a spy, what that life cost her and what it gained, and why she left.This memoir exposes so many secret lives, all at once Ms Fox talks about being recruited by the CIA while still i The spy who prevented a nuclear attack with a bottle of clove oilThis is the absolutely riveting story of a modern day spy, a real life James Bond, although, as she notes, Bond is ridiculous in the real world of espionage, one street chase and my cover is blown for life This is the story of how Ms Fox became a spy, what that life cost her and what it gained, and why she left.This memoir exposes so many secret lives, all at once Ms Fox talks about being recruited by the CIA while still in graduate school, getting up at 2 am, analyzing and preparing nuclear threat assessments for the President s morning briefings before biking back across DC for a full day of classes She writes about being chosen for clandestine service, and how she recruited her first pretend asset, with a nod to Frank Sinatra and asking for a favor She writes about how, in the most high stakes meeting imaginable, with a terrorist cell ready to unleash a nuclear bomb, the presence of clove oil in her backpack ended up being the prop that turned the tide.Ms Fox first encounter terrorism at the age of 8, when her best friend was killed in the Pan Am bombing Her father showed Amaryllis newspaper stories about the attack, hoping that understanding the threat would make it less scary Another time, he took apart a scary toy in the middle of the night to show her the batteries and blinking lights that made it work Amaryllis came to believe that understanding something is the secret to being less afraid of it an approach that would both make her a unique kind of spy, a spy who believes that the secret to saving the world is not by destroying the enemy, but by understanding them.I kept thinking, when reading this book, that I wantedof it It is 240 pages, and I wanted it to be three times the length, because I loved every single world that she created her post high school stint in Burma, where she ended up going undercover to smuggle out an interview with a political prisoner she was EIGHTEEN years old Her double life as a CIA analyst and Georgetown student Her training at the Farm, involving clandestine training missions all around the streets of DC, which should be its own series all by itself And of course, her life in the field, where she created a double identity as an art dealer and arms broker, which covered her triple identity as a CIA spy If this is not turned into a prestige TV series, I will REVOLT This hascinematic power than the entire Marvel universe.But beyond all the spy craft and storytelling, there is something else, somethingpowerful, andtransformational This is a book to make you afraid of how real the threats are, yes how close we come to devastation, and the people who spend their entire lives working to prevent the next attack It will also make you furious at anyone who attacks our intelligence agents Butthan that, this is a book to make you hopeful, to follow you on Amaryllis journey towards the belief that understanding and clove oil is the path towards alasting peace


  5. says:

    ARC


  6. says:

    This book is fricking fabulous What were you doing at 21 by the time Amaryllis was 21 22, she was working as an analyst for the CIA, and also finishing off her degree at Georgetown too But not only is this an insight into being an operative, but it also unveils her, as she shares her childhood and life outside of CIA I was captivated by this book, and how the experiences in her life have shaped who she was.


  7. says:

    This new memoir is a well written account of what it s like as a young woman to be recruited by the CIA and then to serve as a top secret undercover officer While I found the book engrossing, I found the author s attitude in the book to be very irritating I wish I could have her confidence in the US strategies abroad In reading her book, you might think that the US always takes the moral high road we are good, the other guys are bad, etc The world is not that simplistic Ms Fox is clearly This new memoir is a well written account of what it s like as a young woman to be recruited by the CIA and then to serve as a top secret undercover officer While I found the book engrossing, I found the author s attitude in the book to be very irritating I wish I could have her confidence in the US strategies abroad In reading her book, you might think that the US always takes the moral high road we are good, the other guys are bad, etc The world is not that simplistic Ms Fox is clearly a very smart individual so this single mindedness bothered me, and frankly, frightened me Also, she thinks very highly of herself and her CIA colleagues, who seem to almost form part of a cult of people who think they are smarter and knowthan anyone else I do wonder, also, how it is that the CIA grants people like Ms Fox permission to divulge so many of their training methods donj t you have to sign some kind of non disclosure agreement I much preferred as a CIA female agent memoir the book Blowing My Cover My life as a CIA Spy by Lindsey Moran She is not nearly as high and mighty as Ms Fox


  8. says:

    Picked this arc up at ALA Annual Conference Page turner of a memoir by a brave and brilliant woman.


  9. says:

    A super interesting insight into the life of an undercover CIA agent It reads like a tense thriller in parts I sort of badly want to be her but know I wouldn t have lasted five minutes.


  10. says:

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I doAmaryllis Fox s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I doAmaryllis Fox s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world s most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughterAmaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master s program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown s School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world At twenty one, she was recruited by the CIA Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the president Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism centre At twenty two, she was fast tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to the Farm, where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity At the end of this training, she was deployed as a spy under non official cover the most difficult and coveted job in the field as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent an impossible to put down a record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox s astonishing courage and passion.Miss Fox has a life that one cannot dream up smart as a whip a Master s program at age 21 and able to write an algorithm that was that successful I am not good at math so I am in awe of that fact alone Her story is unique and was wonderfully written and a great autobiography about the dangerous world we live in now and how she fit into saving it Her second husband is Bobby Kennedy III, her mother in law is actress Cheryl Hines and her brother in law dated Taylor Swift so she is now officially legit famous and this book cements her future career as a political advisor and commentator on TV, online and in print Was that the point of the book Or was this altruistic to the world s current political problems Judge for yourself or dissect it in book club I am on the fence about this truly

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