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The Dirty Tricks Department: Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare

Author: John Lisle.

The Dirty Tricks Department: Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare

Author: John Lisle.

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Item #: D33192
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781250280244
In 1942, industrial chemist Stanley Lovell received a mysterious order to report to an unfamiliar building in Washington, D.C. After a meeting with William "Wild Bill" Donovan, Lovell became the head of a secret group of scientists for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Their inventions included Bat Bombs, suicide pills, silent pistols, and camouflaged explo... More
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In 1942, industrial chemist Stanley Lovell received a mysterious order to report to an unfamiliar building in Washington, D.C. After a meeting with William "Wild Bill" Donovan, Lovell became the head of a secret group of scientists for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Their inventions included Bat Bombs, suicide pills, silent pistols, and camouflaged explosives. Based on archival research and personal interviews, John Lisle tells the story of Lovell and these scientists, examining their role in inspiring the most infamous program in CIA history: MKULTRA.


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