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  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $4.73
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    Seller: Once Upon A Time Books , Tontitown , AR
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    Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB , Frederick , MD
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  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $9.42
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    Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB , Frederick , MD
  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $10.99
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  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $19.50
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    Notes: Hardcover. Very good in jacket, lightly faded, a few short tears. United States: U.S. History; Biography. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California.
    Seller: The Book Den , Santa Barbara , CA
  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $24.52
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    Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB , Frederick , MD
  • Wild Bill Donovan:  the Last Hero Wild Bill Donovan: the Last Hero (Hardcover) Online Price: $28.90
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    Notes: xx, 891, [1] pages. Donovan's Awards. Illustrations. Maps. A Note on Sources. Sources and Notes. Index, Some soiling to DJ. Some creasing and small tears to DJ edges, front DJ flap creased. Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929 in Bath-July 14, 2006 in Warrenton, Virginia) was an English-American journalist, espionage non-fiction writer, and historian. Cave Brown's first major work to attract widespread attention was Bodyguard of Lies (1975), which examined the strategical elements of World War II, including codebreaking and its effect on the war's outcome. He followed up on this theme with a book, The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan, about William J. Donovan, the director of the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II; the Office of Strategic Services later evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency. Another espionage-related effort was a 1987 biography of Sir Stewart Menzies, who served as head of British MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) during World War II. The book was titled C: The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill. His book Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, published in 1994, examined the interconnected lives of the famous British spies Kim Philby and Harry St. John Philby, son and father. His final 1999 book Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, examined the Aramco company in Saudi Arabia. William J. ("Wild Bill") Donovan was the founding father of America's first secret intelligence and special operations organization. The author had exclusive access to all of Donovan's personal and secret papers and his wife's diaries. Derived from a Kirkus Review: William J. Donovan (1883-1959), the WW I hero who launched US secret intelligence as WW II OSS chief, is the subject of a new biography Cave Brown's is the consequential entry for OSS history. From access to Donovan's private papers (including his microfilmed OSS files), he has produced a minutely detailed account of Donovan's push for a central intelligence service, embracing sabotage and other "special means"; of his power-struggles with J. Edgar Hoover, the military intelligence chiefs, and key others--as well as his touchy relations with his Allied counterparts; of labyrinthine OSS operations in North Africa, the Balkans, Italy, France, Germany, and South Asia; of his plans for a unified postwar agency--vetoed by Truman. Cave Brown's esteem for Donovan does not rest on OSS performance. Rather, Donovan is lauded 1) for supporting the British strategy of attacking Germany from the southern periphery, and by subversive warfare; and 2) for making "special means acceptable to the American establishment"--wherefrom the CIA. Cave Brown briskly recounts Donovan's quick rise from Buffalo's despised Irish First Ward to local prominence as a lawyer and marriage to an heiress. Donovan's ingrained secretiveness is described, his almost furtive restlessness is illustrated. Donovan, as Cave Brown suggests, was probably engaged in espionage from 1916 to 1940, when he became FDR's official spy. An essential source for scholars and OSS addicts.
    Seller: Ground Zero Books Ltd , Silver Spring , MD
  • The Last Hero:  Wild Bill Donovan The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan (Hardcover) Online Price: $62.00
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    Notes: xx, 891, [1] pages. Donovan's Awards. Illustrations. Maps. A Note on Sources. Sources and Notes. Index, Some soiling to DJ. Some creasing and small tears to DJ edges, front DJ flap creased. Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929-July 14, 2006) was an English-American journalist and historian. Cave Brown's first work to attract attention was Bodyguard of Lies (1975), which examined the strategical elements of World War II, including codebreaking and its effect on the war's outcome. He followed up with The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan, about the director of the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II; OSS later evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency. Another effort was a biography of the head of British MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) during World War II. The book was titled C: The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill. His book Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, examined the interconnected lives of the famous British spies Kim Philby and Harry St. John Philby, son and father. William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (January 1, 1883-February 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat, best known for serving as the head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, during World War II. He is regarded as the founding father of the CIA, and a statue of him stands in the lobby of the CIA headquarters building in Langley, Virginia. A decorated veteran of World War I, Donovan is the only person to have received all four of the United States' highest awards: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Security Medal. He is also a recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, as well as decorations from a number of other nations for his service during both World Wars. From the best-selling author Anthony Cave-Brown, the extraordinary life of William J. ("Wild Bill") Donovan, the founding father of America's first secret intelligence and special operations organization--a hero on the battlefield and a behind-the-scenes power. With exclusive access to all of Donovan's personal and secret papers and his wife's diaries, Mr. Brown has laid out for the first time the remarkable and definitive life story of this most legendary figure of our time. The scope of Donovan's career is astonishing. He made his mark in the U.S. Cavalry chasing Pancho Villa; won half a dozen of the highest medals of World War I in action on the western front, including the supreme award, the Medal of Honor; becoming acting attorney general of the United States; personally won a number of landmark cases before the Supreme Court; ran as Republican candidate for governor of New York and was often spoken of for the presidency; created the great law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine; was founding head of the OSS and the creator of the CIA, and ambassador to Thailand. Among Donovan's greatest accomplishments was his role in the grand strategic plan for Germany's defeat in World War II, the Arcadia plan, in which Donovan's contribution was to ignite the national uprisings coincident with the invasion of France. He also made a decisive contribution in diverting the Nazi armies into the Balkans, fatally delaying the German invasion of Russia. America's counterpart to the tale of Britain's "Intrepid" (Sir William Stephenson), Donovan's story will be relished by espionage and war buffs. Here, revealed at last, are the inside, background details of the most extraordinary military and spy operations of World War II.
    Seller: Ground Zero Books Ltd , Silver Spring , MD
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