After tracing some of the changes affecting America’s national security establishment following World War II, Chapter 62: Meet the Browns of Ka-Lae-Hau, follows the Brown family — including Brown’s widowed, 76-year old mother — as they take up residence in a "little grass shack" on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in the late 1940s.
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Interestingly, even as I was uploading this chapter that discusses the origins of the CIA, I heard a segment on NPR’s morning edition about the very same subject: Being discussed is a new book, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, which traces the spy agency’s failings back to its founding generation. Author Tim Weiner, a reporter for the The New York Times, spoke with NPR correspondent John Ydstie. It’s worth a listen.