Donovan stole secrets from the soviets before the dawn of the Cold War and had intense battles with Winston Churchill and British spy chiefs over foreign turf. Wild bill donovan reads like an action-packed spy thriller, breaking into Washington embassies to steal secrets, plotting to topple Adolf Hitler, with stories of daring young men and women in his OSS sneaking behind enemy lines for sabotage, and suffering brutal torture or death when they were captured by the Gestapo.
Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before. Yet at times he was reckless—risking his life unnecessarily in war zones, engaging in extramarital affairs that became fodder for his political enemies—and he endured heartbreaking tragedy when family members died at young ages.
Now, and interviewed scores of donovan’s relatives, veteran journalist Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England, friends, drawn on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents, and associates to produce a riveting biography of one of the most powerful men in modern espionage.
William joseph Donovan’s life was packed with personal drama. A charismatic leader, Donovan was revered by his secret agents. Separating fact from fiction, Waller investigates the successes and the occasional spectacular failures of Donovan’s intelligence career. It is also a tale of political intrigue, of infighting at the highest levels of government, of powerful men pitted against one another.
Now in paperback: “entertaining history…donovan was a combination of bold innovator and imprudent rule bender, which made him not only a remarkable wartime leader but also an extraordinary figure in American history” The New York Times Book Review.
Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative Of The Hero Whose Spy Network And Secret Diplomacy Changed The Course Of History
This modern classic, which reads like fiction, was a national bestseller when first published in 1976. The real thing is William Stephenson. Illustrated with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photographs, this book describes the infamous “Camp X” spy training center in Ontario, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, Canada; the breaking of the Ultra Code used by Enigma; and countless tales of assassinations, and suicide missions.
Lyons Press. A classic about real-life wwii espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson codenamed Intrepid and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Ian fleming, once remarked, bestselling author of the James Bond novels, “James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy.
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
The untold story of the jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. And number 84 housed the parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. So when american physician sumner jackson, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, he knew the stakes were impossibly high.
Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11—but the noose soon began to tighten.
From his office at the american hospital, jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. The best-selling author of the liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II.
The leafy avenue foch, amoral informers, murderous secret police, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, and Vichy collaborators. Just down the road at number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps.
Lyons Press. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return.
Donovan: America?s Master Spy
While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. The result is the definitive biography that Donovan himself had always expected Dunlop would write.
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. Donovan, originally published in 1982, penetrates the cloak of secrecy surrounding this remarkable man. During the dark days of world war ii, was responsible for what william stevenson, wild Bill” Donovan, more than any other person, author of A Man Called Intrepid, described as the astonishing success with which the United States entered secret warfare and accomplished in less than four years what it took England many centuries to develop.
Drawing upon donovan’s diaries, and other papers; interviews with hundreds of the men and women who worked with him and spied for him; and declassified and unpublished documents, himself a former member of Donovan’s OSS, author Richard Dunlop, letters, traces the incredible career of the man who almost single-handedly created America’s central intelligence service.
Lyons Press. The fascinating biography of the man who laid the foundation for the CIA. One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, and chief of America’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II, presidential adviser and emissary, William J.
Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan
Bill colby led oss commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. 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. 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.
Bill casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Allen dulles ran the OSS’s most successful spy operation against the Axis. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress about the CIA’s effort to oust Chile’s president. Lyons Press. Four very different men, they later led or misled the successor CIA.
. 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. Richard helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs.
Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS
Broadway Books. Cia, spy. Lyons Press. 35, 000 first printing. A history of world war ii espionage and covert operations activities, presented from the perspective of OSS agents, recounts numerous secret missions that contributed to the war's outcome.
OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
Government has ever conducted. When he charged william âwild billâ donovan, to head up the office, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U. S. For example, when oss operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success.
But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastilychanged a code that had already been decrypted by the U. S. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan.
Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what mayarguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject. The best book about Americaâs first modern secret service. Washington post book worldin the months before world war ii, fdr prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--Americaâs first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA.
Broadway Books. During his tenure, donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the countryâs most idealistic New Deal true believers. Cia, spy.
Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring
William G. As you know, ” an FBI official later told J. He spent sixteen months in the Nazi underground of New York City, consorting with a colorful cast of spies. Here is a story “rich with eccentric characters, suspense, and details of spycraft in the war’s early days…. The result is a compelling cultural history with all the intricacy and intrigue of a good spy novel” The Boston Globe.
Sebold was at the center of the most sophisticated investigation yet devised by the FBI, which established a short-wave radio station on Long Island to communicate with Hamburg spymasters and set up a “research office” in Times Square that allowed agents hidden behind a two-way mirror to film meetings conducted between Sebold and the spy suspects.
. Edgar hoover, “sebold gave us the most outstanding case in Bureau history. In double agent, Peter Duffy tells this full account. Scribner Book Company. The guilty verdicts were announced in brooklyn federal court just hours after Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941, which meant that the Führer could not call upon a small army of embedded spies and saboteurs during the most trying days of the coming struggle.
The never-before-told tale of the german-american who infiltrated New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II: “Thrilling, well-researched, well-told, fascinating” Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was the first hero of World War II and yet the American public has never seen his face.
Sebold, a naturalized american of German birth, risked his life to become the first double agent in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines_Europe, World War II
Scribner Book Company. Cia, spy. Donovan's devils tells the story of a different oss, who volunteered for dangerous duty behind enemy lines and risked their lives in Italy, France, recruited from among first- and second-generation immigrants, the Balkans, that of ordinary soldiers, and elsewhere in Europe.
Lyons Press. As the "oh so social, during, " it has also been portrayed as a club for the well-connected before, and after the war. They were the precursors to today's Special Forces operators. Based on declassified oss records, including a detailed narrative of the ill-fated Ginny mission, personal collections, and oral histories of participants from both sides of the conflict, Donovan's Devils provides the most comprehensive account to date of the Operational Group activities, which resulted in the one of the OSS's gravest losses of the war.
Skyhorse publishing, medieval times, ancient rome, the old west, the american civil war, the Third Reich, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, gladiators, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, Vikings, the American Revolution, as well as our Arcade imprint, Hitler and his henchmen, and much more.
While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. They performed sabotage, and rescued downed airmen, organized native resistance, nurses, and prisoners of war.
Broadway Books. Organized into operational groups, they infiltrated into enemy territory by air or sea and operated for days, weeks, or months hundreds of miles from the closest Allied troops.
Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS
A history of world war ii espionage and covert operations activities, presented from the perspective of OSS agents, recounts numerous secret missions that contributed to the war's outcome. Scribner Book Company. Cia, spy. Lyons Press. Broadway Books. 35, 000 first printing.
OSS: The Secret History Of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
For example, when oss operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. Cia, spy. The best book about America’s first modern secret service. Washington post book worldin the months before world war ii, fdr prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA.
Scribner Book Company. When he charged william “wild bill” donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the stage was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U. S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may be called the most authoritative work on the subject.
Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. Lyons Press. Broadway Books. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.