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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Great bio on the "Father of the CIA"

    An excellent quick summer read on Wild Bill Donovan, a creator of the CIA. Donovan wss quite a character , Ivy League educated at Columbia, war hero, successful lawyer, friend to many powerful political and world leaders of his time, family man and phillanderer this book is a fact filled history of Donovan and his life and the leading role he played in creating the CIA based on his experiences in the OSS as well as a military man and war hero. I highly recommend this to thode interested in the history of the CIA , history, world politics and the spy game as seen through the life and times of arguably the most interesting spy of all time.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Really interesting

    I found this book to be really interesting. I had heard of the OSS and seen a couple of old movies made about the organization. The book gave me a good insight into the creator of the OSS and a lot of information about all that was involved.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    Great stories

    Donovan life is a fear less tale. He fought a multi-front war between the axis powers, the beltway, homefront and through the press. A true pioneer of bipartisanship, he was overlooked as the trailblaser of covert affairs that he was.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    Bought this book for my husband for Christmas, he had mentioned that he wanted it. He hasn't read it yet but I am sure it is a good book and that he will enjoy it.

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