This book delves into the various covert operations sponsored by the CIA during the Reagan administration. The primary focus is on combating communist parties in Central America and dealing with Middle East dictators and terrorism. The story is told chronologically and allocates about the same number of chapters to each year stated in the book's title. Woodward writes the book like a TV crime drama; with some conversations taking up whole paragraphs and some weeks covered in a sentence. The book contains many references, but all are in the back, with no correlation between specific facts and their sources. Woodward takes a fairly objective view of events, and there are many instances where central characters like CIA DCI Casey, Reagan, and various cabinet members can comment on their words and actions. The book gives a lot of facts such as dates, names of operations, names of characters, and other details that make this a good reference, along with a good piece of investigative journalism. All in all, a good book. Please call my home phone. I don't have text 519-748-2229 see my other ads. for more books.