Life Undercover

Life Undercover

Coming of Age in the CIA

Large Print - 2019
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"Amaryllis 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 daughter"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
ISBN: 9780593168219
0593168216
Call Number: LT B Fox, Amaryllis FOX
Characteristics: 352 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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IndyPL_CarriG Nov 11, 2019

This memoir by Amaryllis Fox about the years leading up to and covering her time deep undercover as a CIA operative is intriguing and powerful. Fox was a brilliant student with an unconventional upbringing living in many different places around the world. She lost a friend as a young girl to a te... Read More »


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kennethek
Dec 30, 2019

Enthralling, sensitive, and concise writing. This and Samantha Power's memoir best of 2019!

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lilypad_1
Nov 14, 2019

This was an astonishingly detailed description of training and operations at the CIA. I am amazed that they let her publish this. Her mindful evolution in bringing peace to the world one situation at a time was so touching, I wish we could clone her and send her all over the world. It read like a thriller but also a family story, some romance, current events and philosophy. I found it to be very compelling. I would love to hear her speak. I have been listening to the impeachment hearings and am so thankful that we have citizens that put public service above their own personal lives and safety, we are very fortunate.

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brangwinn
Nov 13, 2019

Being a real-life spy is so different than ones in fiction books. I LOVED this book because it taught me something about a subject I didn’t think I had a interest. Well-written and thoughtful in what it takes to be a CIA agent and how being an agent impacts your entire life.

IndyPL_CarriG Nov 11, 2019

This memoir by Amaryllis Fox about the years leading up to and covering her time deep undercover as a CIA operative is intriguing and powerful. Fox was a brilliant student with an unconventional upbringing living in many different places around the world. She lost a friend as a young girl to a terrorist attack and volunteered at a refugee camp for the Burmese in Thailand and managed to smuggle video footage of an interview with Aung San Suu Kyi out of Myanmar to the BBC DURING HER GAP YEAR. Yes, BEFORE she even went to COLLEGE. Her empathy for others, keen intelligence, and knowledge of language and culture make her into an effective and capable deep cover agent - but maybe not so great at making decisions about her personal relationships. We all have weaknesses, and the world should be grateful that hers involved leaping too quickly into romance rather than being bad at Arabic - because I have a feeling the world would be a worse place now without her help. An enjoyable, maybe a little terrifying, and quick read.

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