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Wild Bill Donovan : the spymaster who created the OSS and modern American espionage

Author: Douglas C Waller
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, 'Wild Bill' Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of today's CIA. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before."--Page 2 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William J Donovan; William J Donovan; William J Donovan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas C Waller
ISBN: 9781416567448 1416567445
OCLC Number: 642624897
Description: x, 466 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: prelude --
Part two: war --
Part three: Aftermath.
Responsibility: Douglas Waller.
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"A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, 'Wild Bill' Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of today's CIA. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before."--Page 2 of cover.

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