Item #013360 THE VERY BEST MEN: FOUR WHO DARED. THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CIA. Evan Thomas.
THE VERY BEST MEN: FOUR WHO DARED. THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CIA

THE VERY BEST MEN: FOUR WHO DARED. THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CIA

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy to 973 Pulitzer Prize winner ("Fire in the Lake") Frances Fitzgerald (b1940) whose father, Desmond FitzGerald, is one of the four principals whom Thomas writes to frame the history of the origins of the CIA. Inscribed by Thomas on the half title: "To Frankie FitzGerald. With thanks, Evan Thomas". FitzGerald herself is often cited in the book, as is her mother Marietta Tree, Desmond's first wife. Desmond FitzGerald (1910 - 1967) was an American intelligence officer for CIA, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director of Plans. He served in the CIA from 1950 until his death. Posthumously he was awarded the National Security Medal. An attorney, he had worked in New York City both before and after World War II. During the war, he was an Army officer, serving as liaison and adviser to the Chinese Army. His daughter Frances (b1940), author/ reporter/journalist was awarded the Pultizer Prize in 1973 for "Fire in the Lake". a watershed history of the Vietnamese people during the American war. Fine / Fine. Item #013360

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