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Office of Strategic Services

Warner, Michael.

Office of Strategic Services

America"s first intelligence agency.

by Warner, Michael.

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Published by Public Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Office of Strategic Services -- History.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsUnited States. Central Intelligence Agency.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD810.S7 W375 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationi, 47 p. :
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3650952M
      LC Control Number2002495037

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