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Author Waller, Douglas C, author.

Title 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 Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 WAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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. Later, they were among the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had. 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 about the CIA's effort to oust President Salvador Allende in Chile. Colby would become a pariah among the agency's old hands for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-- and Ronald Reagan's presidency--from the scheme that secretly supply Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut."--Dust jacket flap.
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.
Subject Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969.
Helms, Richard.
Colby, William Egan, 1920-1996.
Casey, William J.
Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959 -- Friends and associates.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
United States. Office of Strategic Services -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Biography.
ISBN 9781451693720 hardcover alkaline paper
1451693729 hardcover alkaline paper

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