Donovan: America's Master Spy

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Donovan: America's Master Spy
xii, 562 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. "The fascinating biography of the man who laid the foundation for the CIA.One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, presidential adviser and emissary, and chief of America's Office of Strategic Services during World War II, William J. Donovan was a legendary figure. Donovan, originally published in 1982, penetrates the cloak of secrecy surrounding this remarkable man.During the dark days of World War II, "Wild Bill" Donovan, more than any other person, was responsible for what William Stevenson, author of A Man Called Intrepid, described as "the astonishing success with which the United States entered secret warfare and accomplished in less than four years what it took England many centuries to develop."Drawing upon Donovan's diaries, letters, and other papers; interviews with hundreds of the men and women who worked with him and spied for him; and declassified and unpublished documents, author Richard Dunlop, himself a former member of Donovan's OSS, traces the incredible career of the man who almost single-handedly created America's central intelligence service. The result is the definitive biography that Donovan himself had always expected Dunlop would write."KEYWORDS: SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MILITARY HISTORY EUROPE EUROPEAN RICHARD DUNLOP SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON DONOVAN AMERICA'S MASTER SPY AMERICA AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY

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Richard Dunlop was the author of many travel and history books, a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune and a past president of the society of Midland Authors. In the late 1960s he was awarded back to back Mark Twain Travel Writers Grand Awards. Dunlop passed away in 1987. Sir William Stephenson was a canadian soldier and spymaster and oversaw British intelligence for the entire Western Hemisphere during World War II. He is best known by his intelligence codename 'Intrepid' and is widely recognised as the real life inspiration for James Bond.

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