An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster

An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442221314
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Ratcliff Helms is the widow of Richard M. Helms, the director of intelligence for the United States. They were married for 34 years. She grew up on a farm in Maldon, England and served as one of the original Boat Crew Wrens during World War II. She came to the United States after the war with her first husband, a physician. Throughout her life, she has been involved in many civic and charitable causes. She was a founder of Concern Inc., a ground breaking environmental organization aimed at women, and served on the board of the World Resources Institute for 15 years. She serves as an Honorary Trustee of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Fund for the U.S. Botanical Gardens; and serves on the boards of the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships and the Iraq Women’s Fellowship Foundation. She is the author of An Ambassador’s Wife in Iran (1981 Dodd, Mead & Co.) and Favourite Stories from Persia (1982 Heinemann Education Books. Visit her website here.

Chris Black is a writer and communications consultant. She was a political reporter for more than 30 years and worked at the Boston Globe and as a White House and Congressional Correspondent for Cable Network News (CNN).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: In Search of a Life of My Own
Chapter 2: Maldon
Chapter 3: World War II and the Boat Crew Wrens
Chapter 4: Coming to America
Chapter 5: Annus Horribilis
Chapter 6: Mrs. Richard Helms
Chapter 7: Two Oaths
Chapter 8: Exploring the World
Chapter 9: The Legal Case
Chapter 10: Life Goes On
About the Authors

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