End: Friday, April 29, 2011 7:30 PM
You are cordially invited to a book lecture
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
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books will be available for purchase at the end of the lecture.
He 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