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The Resource Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey, Douglas Waller

Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey, Douglas Waller

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Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey
Title
Disciples
Title remainder
the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Waller
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Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-- and Ronald Reagan's presidency-- from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan"--
Summary
Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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10448699
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DLC
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Waller, Douglas C
Dewey number
  • 327.12092
  • 940.54/86730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dulles, Allen
  • Helms, Richard
  • Colby, William Egan
  • Casey, William J
  • Donovan, William J.
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Espionage, American
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / General
  • Casey, William J
  • Colby, William Egan
  • Donovan, William J.
  • Dulles, Allen
  • Helms, Richard
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Espionage, American
  • Friendship
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Europe
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan
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Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey, Douglas Waller
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [455]-535) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Preparation. Allen Welsh Dulles ; William Joseph Casey ; Richard McGarrah Helms ; William Egan Colby ; War clouds -- World War II. Washington ; Jedburgh ; Tradecraft ; Switzerland ; London ; Milton Hall ; D-Day ; France ; Breakers ; Valkyrie ; The Yonne Department ; Fortress Germany ; Norway ; Assignment Europe ; Casey's spies ; To Germany ; Sunrise ; Flight of the Rype ; Victory -- Cold War. Home ; Berlin ; The Directors
Control code
ocn911179767
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451693720
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014039395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911179767
Label
Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey, Douglas Waller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [455]-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Preparation. Allen Welsh Dulles ; William Joseph Casey ; Richard McGarrah Helms ; William Egan Colby ; War clouds -- World War II. Washington ; Jedburgh ; Tradecraft ; Switzerland ; London ; Milton Hall ; D-Day ; France ; Breakers ; Valkyrie ; The Yonne Department ; Fortress Germany ; Norway ; Assignment Europe ; Casey's spies ; To Germany ; Sunrise ; Flight of the Rype ; Victory -- Cold War. Home ; Berlin ; The Directors
Control code
ocn911179767
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451693720
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014039395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911179767

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