February 26, 2016 World War II Missions of CIA Directors Are Subject of Book Discussion

All Four Were Disciples of “Wild Bill” Donovan

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Four of the most controversial directors of the Central Intelligence Agency – Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and Willian Casey – are the subject of a new book, “Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan” (Simon & Schuster, 2015). All four directors worked under William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan, head of the Office of Strategic Services (later renamed the CIA).

Author Douglas Waller will discuss and sign his book on Monday, March 7, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. This Books & Beyond event is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Waller has sifted through thousands of now-declassified World War II documents in writing his text, including using the personal papers of public officials and associates of these four men that are in the archives of the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Waller is a former correspondent for Newsweek and Time magazines, where he covered the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers “Wild Bill Donovan,” “Big Red” and “The Commandos.”

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PR 16-044
2016-02-26
ISSN 0731-3527