Casey: From the OSS to the CIA

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Viking, 1990 - Intelligence officers - 601 pages
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The authoritative biography of Ronald Reagan's CIA director, the first to reveal the man at the center of the making--and unmaking--of Reagan's foreign policy. Persico offers a revelatory view of Casey's tenure and an account of Iran-Contra that makes clear the involvement of the men around Reagan and of Reagan himself. 8 pages of photographs.

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William J. Casey, a central figure in the World War II spy operations of CIA precursor OSS, had a successful career as a tax lawyer and inventor of the tax shelter, as chair of the Securities ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.

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