The last hero: Wild Bill Donovan : the biography and political experience of Major General William J. Donovan, founder of the OSS and "father" of the CIA, from his personal and secret papers and the diaries of Ruth Donovan

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Times Books, 1982 - Political Science - 891 pages
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Drawing on Donovan's personal papers and secret archives and on his wife's diaries, this profile depicts the remarkable man who was the most decorated figure in United States history and was the founder of the OSS, forerunner of the CIA

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User Review  - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing

Well written and organised account of a highly influential figure. If espionage or WW 2 are of interest, this is well worth the read. It can bog a bit at times, due to the sheer mass of material. The ... Read full review

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The Birth of the OSS and the CIA
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Preparation
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Bill and Ruth
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Copyright

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