Gentleman spy: the life of Allen Dulles

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Houghton Mifflin, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 641 pages
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Peter Grose's book is an authoritative account of one of the most intriguing figures in recent American history, Allen Dulles. Head of the CIA under Eisenhower and Kennedy, Dulles devoted his life to what he called "the craft of intelligence", changing the history of espionage. Peter Grose describes the man who was guided by his unwavering principles about the United States and its role in the world.

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Complete biography of long-time CIA Director Allen Dulles. There were some interesting passages throughout the book as Dulles led a very full life professionally: he started out in diplomatic service ... Read full review

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Great account of the life of a fascinating 20th character. Read full review


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Peter Grose is the author of the critically acclaimed GENTLEMAN SPY: THE LIFE OF ALLEN DULLES. A long-time foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the NEW YORK TIMES, then an executive editor of FOREIGN AFFAIRS, he is now a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He resides in Massachusetts.