The Players
Tree Farm Books





WILLIAM DONOVAN
Brushed off by Hoover, Bill Donovan promptly applied a favorite personal adage — "Whenever we stumble, we always fall forward"...
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ALLEN DULLES
The downtown heavyweights relished Allen's cagey charm, brisk and urbane at moments and endearingly absentminded and open to suggestion...
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JOHN FOSTER DULLES
In later years John Foster Dulles flinched at whispers that he had fluffed off Hitler as a "passing phenomenon,"...
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WILLIAM BULLITT
He became an intimate of Leon Blum — whose "quicksilver intelligence" he sketched out for Roosevelt, set off by "the little fluttery gestures of the hyper-intellectual queer ones."
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JAMES JESUS ANGLETON
What outsiders couldn't factor in was the compelling quality of Jim Angleton's presence, the dutiful, devoted, authentic mannerisms he'd evolved to convey the urgency of the crisis,
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FRANK WISNER
In many ways the painstaking, imagination-killing requirements of litigation helped sort Wisner out. Frank looked just then not unlike the aspirant Marlon Brando...
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BEEDLE SMITH
Later on Beedle too would grouse that what the leadership community demanded from the CIA was not to be had: "They expect you to be able to say that a war will start next Tuesday at 5:32 p.m."
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CARMEL OFFIE
His years of scrambling in behalf of Bullitt and others as a royal dwarf afflicted Offie as he approached forty with an impatient air of permanent fatigue. His features were enlarging...
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WILLIAM HARVEY
...a doleful, hard-bitten street investigator who preferred his Jack Daniels out of a flat pint bottle and so gained several pounds of fast-moving flab annually. A lifetime thyroid condition made his pale, canted eyes goggle
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