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Oss the Secret History Of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

By Smith, R Harris




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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press. 1972. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good, with a Very Good dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few bumps, chips, and short tears. Two half inch tears to jacket at crown of rear panel, small piece of jacket missing. Light smudging and scuffing to dust jacket. Edgewear to boards, including a few bumps and light rubbing. Very light toning to front and rear pastedowns and end pages. Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white photographs. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley: University of California. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth titled in gilt. Same date first edition. Inscribed to ffep by Smith. Trace edgewear to boards, backstrip slightly softened else near fine or better. The DJ in mylar is price clipped, rubbed at edges, with a piece nearly detached from spine foot. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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OSS, The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R Harris

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1972. 1st Ed. Back cover stained. Orig book owner wrote note 'Back cover defective' inside front cover. Hardbound. 8vo. 458 Pgs.. Fine. OSS, The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency by R Harris Smith. Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1972. 1st Edition. Hardbound, no DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. Back cover stained. Orig book owner wrote note 'Back cover defective' inside front cover. 458 Pgs. ISBN 0520020235. LCCN 73-153553. Political history of the CIA's organizational forebear, the wartime Office of Strategic Services. Description text copyright 2000 BooksForComfort. Item ID 2256.

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OSS, The Secret History of America’s First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley: California U. P., 1972. 1st edition. dust jacket. Very Good. 8vo.. xii + 458pp., b/w pls., bibliog., index, Well-researched account of the British-inspired , Canadian-led, US intelligence organisation. Inc. some interesting material on the OSS in China

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OSS THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Smith, R. Harris.

BERKELEY, LA, LONDON: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 1972. VG+/VG. JACKET IS SLIGHTLY EDGEWORN, SPINE & EXTREMITIES FADED. .

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OSS THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Smith, R. Harris.

BERKELEY, LA, LONDON: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 1972. VG+/VG. JACKET IS SLIGHTLY EDGEWORN, SPINE & EXTREMITIES FADED. .

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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0520020235 . Berkeley, LA, and London: University of California Press, 1972. First Edition. 8vo.xii, 458 pages, Index, Notes, Bibliography. 23 illustrations from photographs including full page portrait of General William "Wild Bill" Donovan. Green cloth, gilt spine letters. Book near fine, no owner's name. Dustjacket slightly worn, few short tears, light splash stain on front cover panel, price intact. From dj: "Conceived in the military crisis of World War II, the U. S. Office of Strategic Services was America's first central intelligence agency." Founded and directed by General Donovan. ISBN 0520020235; 23 illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages .

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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley, CA: U. of California Press, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=6.5"x9". B/W Photos. (full book description) U. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1972. 1st Edition VG+/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9", 458pp(Index). B/W Photos. DJ nicked head/foot of spine/@ fore-edge corners & is a little dirty, o.w. clean & tight. NO ink names, bookplates etc. ISBN 0520020235 [OSS; CIA; University Press] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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OSS, THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY .

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley: University OF California Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1972. Hardcover. 0520020235; DJ's spine is quite faded but lettering is clear. Minor wear on clean DJ. Top of book's spine is lightly bumped, else binding is clean, sound and unworn. Name, date, and address on ffep. Contents are clean and unmarked. VG / VG - . ; Occasional b/w photos throughout text. Index. Hardcover. Green cloth, bright gold lettering. HISTORY. Conceived in the military crisis of WW II, the U. S. Office of Strategic Services was America's first central intelligence agency. All the triumphs - and disasters - of CIA espionage and covert action during the Cold War era had their historical antecedents in the topsy-turvy world of OSS and the fertile imagination of its founder and director, General William "Wild Bill" Donovan. This sudy deals with the OSS systematically and on a global scale. ; 9-1/4" Tall; 458 pages .

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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

University of California Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0520020235 . A tight cpy with remain of a bookplate on ffep. Jacket is sunfaded at spine and shows moderate edge and corner wear. .

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OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

Smith, R. Harris

Berkeley, CA: University of California. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0520020235 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear, light staining on front and back cover. ; B&W Photographs; 458 pages .

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Smith, R. Harris

University of California Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition; First Impression. Hardcover. 0520020235 . Looks almost new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. “The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.; 1.6 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 458 pages .

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Smith, R. Harris

University Of California, 1972. Near fine in VG+ dj. Clean and tight. . First Edition. Hard Cover Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +.

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Smith, R.Harris

University Of California Press, 1972. Near fine in VG+ dj with sunned dj spine. Small crease to free endpaper. Clean and tight. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +.

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Smith, R. Harris

University Of California, 1972. VG+ in VG+ price clipped dj. Clean and tight. . First Edition. Hard Cover Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +.

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