Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The Ebell of Los Angeles – Lounge
741 South Lucerne Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90005
General Admission Ticket No Book: $25
Really Special Deal: General Admission Ticket
& 1 Copy of The Sisterhood: $50
WE REQUEST THAT YOU WEAR A MASK AT THE PROGRAM.
What happens when the CIA’s top brass ignores their women analysts? What happens when brilliant women, fluent in many languages, and adept in the field of intelligence, have to sit on the sidelines when their husbands are paid to act in official capacities, and they need to fight for years to even get accepted into the ranks at Langley? What happens when top leadership doesn’t take seriously new, potentially deadly intelligence revelations unearthed by, you guessed it, women analysts and agents in the field? Did leadership’s rampant sexist silencing contribute to a more dangerous world?
Liza Mundy’s new nonfiction thriller, The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA, reveals an unsettling pattern in American intelligence leadership– and her breathtaking portrait shows that these women posted in dangerous and hostile locations (whether in the Middle East, for example, or in Langley), worked to not only to break through glass ceilings, but to enlighten our national intelligence services and bring our spy services into the modern era.
Liza Mundy, former Washington Post journalist and current contributor to many publications including The Atlantic, Politico, The Guardian, and others, is the author of the international and mega bestseller, Code Girls: The Untold Story of of the American Women Codebreakers of World War II. Liza Mundy is a journalist who knows her spycraft, and who knows how to unearth provocative intelligence herself.
Moderator to be announced.
Parking available in adjacent lots or there is street parking (please read signs).
ALL BOOKS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE EVENT. WE DO NOT MAIL OR HOLD BOOKS.
No refunds on tickets or books.