Item #013403 THE CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE. Alan C. Dulles.


NY: Harper & Row, 1963. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by Dulles on the ffe: "To Barbara and Dez, as a reminder of good times together - in work and at play - with the sincere regards of the author, Allen W. Dulles, October 9, 1963." A remarkable association between two OSS hands in the Southeast Asia theatre in WWII and, after the war, top policy makers/practitioners of US foreign intelligence. Allen Dulles (1893-1969) was the longest serving head of the Central Intelligence Agency; Desmond ("Dez") Fitzgerald (1910-1967) was CIA Deputy Director for Plans. (Barbara is Fitzgerald's second wife, Barbara Green Lawrence.) As CIA Director during the Cold War, Dulles oversaw the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program, the Project MKUltra mind control program and the doomed 1962 Bay of Pigs Invasion, for which he was fired by President Kennedy. (Dulles's brother, Joseph Dulles, was Secretary of State for much of the same time Allen was at CIA.) Fitzgerald, an Army officer in WWII served in the China-India-Burma theater. He joined the CIA in 1950; his last post was head of operations for the Caribbean, South America and Cuba after Dulles left. Hewas the father of journalist Frances Fitzgerald; her study of Vietnam, "Fire in the Lake" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #013403

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