Cloak & Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961

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Morrow, 1987 - True Crime - 607 pages
A history of the American intelligence effort from the creation of the OSS through 1961. These names of university professors and scholars are known throughout America, but their backgrounds are not. Winks reveals the shadowy game that is played on the campus as well as in the back streets of Milan and Vienna.

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The subtitle of this book is incorrect. To my mind, it should be "Yalies in the Secret War'. The author admits as much in the notes at the end of the book; that he concentrated on Yale alumnae for two ... Read full review

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A model scholarly work on the once close relationship between academia and the foreign intelligence community. Beginning in 1939, universities became the resource for analysts and operatives working ... Read full review


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