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Donovan: America's Master Spy

Donovan: America's Master Spy

by Richard Dunlop
Donovan: America's Master Spy

Donovan: America's Master Spy

by Richard Dunlop


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“The definitive book” on the war hero and OSS founder who laid the groundwork for the CIA (Sir William Stephenson, from his foreword).

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 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other papers; interviews with hundreds of the men and women who worked with him and spied for him; and declassified and unpublished documents, author Richard Dunlop, himself a former member of Donovan’s OSS, traces the incredible career of the man who almost single-handedly created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.

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ISBN-13: 9781628738988
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 578
Sales rank: 34,696
File size: 32 MB
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About the Author

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 recognized as the real-life inspiration for James Bond.

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