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This is a very well written and researched book about the beginning of the OSS.
The book is has both too little and too much detail and does a very poor job of setting the background to understand the various missions the OSS took part in.
Waller's biography of Wild Bill Donovan, as the founder of American espionage was good.
This book provide an unflinching, warts and all look at an American hero. A larger than life man, Donovan was a visionary and powerful advocate for modern spy craft and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sharon B. Buchbinder
The Biography of America's First Spy Master. One of the makers of history that we didn't get to see making history because it was classified as War time secrets until... Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. Rhett Davis
The book is very interesting and is an easy read. It is full of things I had not known were happening during that time in history.Published 7 days ago by John Henrich
Read the earlier semi official bio of Donovan and was not impressed. wWaller has done a much more professional depicting Donovan warts and all. Read morePublished 10 days ago by ralph thayer
Donovan was a character, indeed, but I think THE biography of him and his role with the OSS / CIS is yet to be written. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Rich72