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Cloak & gown: scholars in the secret war, 1939-1961

Winks, Robin W.

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ISBN 10: 068807300X / ISBN 13: 9780688073008
Verlag: New York: Morrow, 1987, 1987
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, 2d printing, 607pp., fair dust-jacket quite worn and chipped, good black half-cloth, spine cloth a bit faded, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in two different inks by Winks on title page. Contents: The University: Recruiting Ground - The Campus: Langer, Lewis, Kent & Co. - The Library: Joseph Toy Curtiss - the Athlete: Donald Downes - The Professor: Norman Holmes Pearson - The Theorist: James Jesus Angleton - The Alumni: Returning to Campus. ISBN 068807300X . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31854

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Titel: Cloak & gown: scholars in the secret war, ...

Verlag: New York: Morrow, 1987

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

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The CIA and its World War II predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), were for many years largely populated by members of Ivy League colleges, particularly Yale. In this highly acclaimed book, Robin Winks explores the underlying bonds between the university and the intelligence communities, introducing a fascinating cast of characters that include safe-crackers and experts in Azerbaijani as well as such social luminaries as Paul Mellon, David Bruce, John P. Marquand, Jr., and William Vanderbilt. This edition of the book includes a new preface by Winks.

Reviews of the first edition:


"One of the best studies of intelligence in recent years."—Edward Jay Epstein, Los Angeles Times Book Review


"The most original book yet written on the interpenetration of counter-intelligence and campus."—Andrew Sinclair, Sunday Times (London)


"Winks writes a lively compound of analysis and anecdote to illuminate the bonds between academe and the intelligence community. His book is a towering achievement."—Robert W. Smith, Chicago Sun-Times  


"Among the more important contributions to the history of Anglo-American espionage to appear this or any other year. . . . Moves with an unfolding pace that any thriller writer might envy."—Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner


"A brilliant book."—Sallie Pisani, Journal of American History


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