The dirty tricks department : Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the masterminds of World War II secret warfare

Title The dirty tricks department : Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the masterminds of World War II secret warfare
Names Lisle, John.
Book Number DB114602
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "In the summer of 1942, Stanley Lovell, a renowned industrial chemist, received a mysterious order to report to an unfamiliar building in Washington, D.C. When he arrived, he was led to a barren room where he waited to meet the man who had summoned him. After a disconcerting amount of time, William "Wild Bill" Donovan, the head of the OSS, walked in the door. "You know your Sherlock Holmes, of course," Donovan said as an introduction. "Professor Moriarty is the man I want for my staff...I think you're it." Following this life-changing encounter, Lovell became the head of a secret group of scientists who developed dirty tricks for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Their inventions included bat bombs, suicide pills, fighting knives, silent pistols, and camouflaged explosives. Moreover, they forged documents for undercover agents, plotted the assassination of foreign leaders, and performed truth drug experiments on unsuspecting subjects. Based on extensive archival research and personal interviews, The Dirty Tricks Department tells the story of these scheming scientists, explores the moral dilemmas that they faced, and reveals their dark legacy of directly inspiring the most infamous program in CIA history: MKULTRA." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
Narrator Cross, Pete.
Local Subject General history of Europe - 940
War-fiction or nonfiction - WAR
War--American Military History - WAM
War--World War Two - WWT
Spy Stories - SPY
Science - SCI
Bestsellers - BES
Bestseller - Non-Fiction - BEN
History - United States - HUS
History, U.S. - 20th Century - HUT
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
LC Subject Espionage, American - History - 20th century
Intelligence service - United States - History - 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - United States
Nonfiction
Biographies
Call Number 940.548673 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2023 9781250880703 2023
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