Wartime Washington

By Thomas Troy (editor), James Grafton Rogers,

Book cover of Wartime Washington: The Secret OSS Journal of James Grafton Rogers, 1942-1943

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Memoirs and diaries open doors to the past. I cherish this obscure book because it is by a man who sat in the wheelhouse of American intelligence in wartime Washington. He was both insider—part of the ruling elite—and outsider—an independent westerner. Rogers was a perceptive observer who religiously recorded events and impressions as they occurred, which makes this book even more valuable. He lets the reader feel what it was like in the nation’s capital, and doesn’t spare the high and mighty when they transgress the bounds of common sense. The descriptions of the OSS leadership alone are worth the…

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