Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

Start: Friday, April 29, 2011 6:00 PM
End:   Friday, April 29, 2011 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to a book lecture

with author
Douglas Waller

as he discusses his new book
Wild Bill Donovan:
The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

Published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster

Remarks will also be made by
Charles Pinck, OSS Society
Fisher Howe, Special Assistant to General William Donovan

Friday, April 29
6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

Books will be available for purchase at the end of the lecture.

Wild Bill Donovan by Douglas WallerHe was one of America's most exciting and secretive generals. William "Wild Bill" Donovan was the World War II director of the Office of Strategic Services and the intellectual father of today's CIA. Veteran journalist Douglas Waller has mined government archives throughout the United States and in England, drawn on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents, and interviewed scores of Donovan relatives, friends and associates to produce a riveting biography of one of the most powerful men in modern espionage.

"...Never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency... A wholly satisfying biography." -Kirkus Reviews

"Waller brings to his latest biography the high skills as a biographer...Exhaustively researched but not exhaustingly written, this will probably stand as the definitive biography of a seminal figure in the history of American intelligence." -Booklist