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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Vintage Books, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 891 pages
Depicts the life of a successful lawyer, soldier, and athlete who founded and helped direct America's intelligence operations during World War II

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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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Anthony Cave Brown is the author of Treason in the Blood, On a feild of Red, Bodyguard of Lies, and biographies of Stewart Menzies and William S. Dinivan. He currently lives in Broad Run, Virgina.

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