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A very principled boy : the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior

Title
A very principled boy : the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior / Mark A. Bradley.
ISBN
9780465030095
0465030092
9780465036653
0465036651
9780465036653
Publication
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Physical Description
xvii, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Local Notes
SMLYAL Yca 935 L44: In original book jacket.
Summary
"Duncan Chaplin Lee was one of the highest-ranking moles in the wartime U.S. intelligence apparatus. Lee was chief aide to William "Wild Bill" Donovan, the fabled head of the Office of Strategic Services and grandfather of the CIA. During World War II, Lee's political sympathies and desire to advance the fight against fascism led him to leak highly classified information to the Soviets. J. Edgar Hoover would tirelessly trace Lee's movements in an attempt to prove his guilt. A Very Principled Boy shows just how deeply Soviet spies were entrenched in the American intelligence community at the height of the Cold War"-- Provided by publisher.
"Duncan Chaplain Lee was an unlikely traitor. A Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendant of one of America's most distinguished families, he was also a communist sympathizer who used his position as aid to intelligence chief "Wild Bill" Donovan to leak critical information to the Soviets during World War II. As intelligence expert Mark A. Bradley reveals, Lee was one of Stalin's most valuable moles in U.S. intelligence, passing the KGB vital information on everything from the D-Day invasion to America's plans for postwar Europe. Outwitting both J. Edgar Hoover and Senator Joseph McCarthy, he escaped detection again and again, dying a free man before authorities could prove his guilt. A fast-paced cat-and-mouse tale of misguided idealism and high treason, A Very Principled Boy draws on thousands of previously unreleased CIA and State Department records to reveal the riveting story of one of the greatest traitors of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 03, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-333) and index.
Contents
Prologue: Helen
Born to Serve
"A Nursery of Somewhat Revolutionary Ideas"
The Party
My League of Gentlemen
A Crisis of Conscience
Gregory
On the Outside Looking In
The Terrible Summer of 1948
The World's Most Shot-at Airline
A Loyal American
Ishmael
The Irony of My Life.
Genre/Form
Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
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