OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

by Richard Smith
     
 

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Included on the CIA's Official List of Recommended Books for Intelligence Reading.

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"The best book about America's first modern secret service . . . Smith, combining the style of a journalist with the scholarly approach of the political scientist, has provided an excellent overview of the role of OSS during the two-front war against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan . . . Tracing the names, the half-submerged links between the intelligence community and what Richard Rovere has called the American Establishment, is what makes Smith's book so fascinating and valuable."--Washington Post Book World

"Smith's absorbing book is really an introduction to what the OSS and its crew of generally exceptionally able and imaginative employees was all about."--Foreign Service Journal

"He describes how the OSS figured in, and was related to, the whole diplomatic and military history of the war."--Annals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592287291
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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