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The cloak and dagger cook : a CIA memoir

Author: Kay Shaw Nelson
Publisher: Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub. Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Upon graduating from college in 1948, Kay Shaw Nelson, a bright young woman with a yen for international travel, joined the newly founded Central Intelligence Agency. Within months, she received her security clearance, learned the difficulties associated with the life of a spy, fell in love, and set about traveling the world on assignment with her husband. At times under the cover of a cookbook writer, Nelson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kay Shaw Nelson; Kay Shaw Nelson; Kay Shaw Nelson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Shaw Nelson
ISBN: 9781589806641 1589806646
OCLC Number: 317927940
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to Washington --
The CIA pool --
The CIA clandestine services --
Georgetown encounter --
Tenderfoot traveler --
Istanbul intrigues --
Turkish delights --
Near Eastern adventures --
Down memory lane with the OSS --
Athens : tavernas and theater --
Greece : friendships and culinary travels --
Tripoli, Libya, on the Fourth of July --
Oriental intrigue in Korea --
Shin Dang Dong, kimchi, and sea slugs --
Suburbia : Psst! She's CIA --
Germany and Gemütlichkeit --
Continental culinary adventures --
Food and travel writing --
From Mongolian airak to Scottish scones --
Old spies don't fade away.
Responsibility: Kay Shaw Nelson.

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After graduating from college in 1948, Kay Shaw Nelson, joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). There she met her future husband, discovered her passion for food, and began her life of  Read more...

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Kay Nelsons memoir teaches us that food is a key to unlocking and understanding cultures other than our own. I know exactly what Julia Child of the OSS would say after reading Kays book: Bon appetit! Read more...

 
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