Presents an autobiography of the governor of New Mexico. Richardson, widely regarded as one of the most charismatic figures in the Democratic Party, grew up in Mexico City, the son of an American businessman and a Mexican mother. During his career in politics, he traveled the world, negotiating face-to-face with dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro. For his efforts, he was nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Long before the waterboarding controversy exploded in the media, one CIA agent had already gone public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC News, John Kiriakou called waterboarding torture-but admitted that it probably worked. This book, at once a confessional, an adventure story, and a chronicle of Kiriakou's life in the CIA, stands as an important, eloquent piece of testimony from a committed American patriot.In February 2002, Kiriakou was...