11 Feb Roosevelt and Donovan could not have been more different, Douglas Waller writes in this entertaining history, and it was, at best, an uneasy alliance. They came from divergent backgrounds — one the scion of an old aristocratic family, the other a poor Irish Catholic boy from Buffalo — and barely. Noté /5. Retrouvez Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage et des millions de livres en stock sur . Achetez neuf ou d'occasion. Wild Bill Donovan and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage Paperback – February 21, Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines—Europe,.
Wild Bill Donovan by Douglas Waller is a biography of Bill Donovan, the found of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) which was the World War II forerunner of today's CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). In addition to a biography of Donovan, it also serves a secondary purpose as a history of the OSS. In both, I find Waller's . Author Douglas Waller discusses "Wild" Bill Donovan and his role in the OSS and modern American espionage, the subject of his new book. 8 Sep In his new book Wild Bill Donovan (Free Press, ) former Newsweek and Time journalist-turned-military historian Douglas Waller takes an in-depth look at the life, times and legacy of the man who created and led the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in World War II. Although Donovan was a bona.
27 Feb This book review of "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage" by Douglas Waller incorrectly implied that Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Allen Dulles as head of the CIA in , before Eisenhower became president. Eisenhower appointed Dulles to the. 11 Feb Douglas Waller wisely started this work de novo, relying on his own research, poring through hundreds of thousands of pages of OSS records and Donovan papers. OSS veterans gave him the personal reminiscences that add life to a biography. “Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS. 14 Mar Donovan's career with the O.S.S. lasted, like the O.S.S. itself, just four years. Given his hopes—Douglas Waller, in “Wild Bill Donovan” (Free Press; $30), says that it was Donovan's ambition to be the first Roman Catholic President of the United States—most of what came before and after was failure and.