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Posted at 1:43 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Book reveals new details on historic OSS

By Steven E. Levingston

donovan.gifOur colleague Jeff Stein has dipped into Douglas Waller's forthcoming "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage" and finds it lively and revealing. The OSS, our precursor to the CIA, "was every bit as bewitched, beleaguered and befogged for much of its brief existence as its successor has too often been," Stein writes.

By Steven E. Levingston  | January 20, 2011; 1:43 PM ET
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