Sisterhood of Spies - First Edition

Elizabeth Peet McIntosh (1915-2015) was a former employee of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II and later an employee of the CIA. Her memoir of her work with the OSS, published in 1947, was titled Undercover Girl and was republished in 1993 by Time-Life Books. A review of Sisterhood of Spies in the New York Times, published May 31, 1998, was titled, "The Ladies Who Lied". In his review, Donald Westlake noted "McIntosh does answer the question of why the O.S.S. was so elitist that it was known as Oh So Social. Its founder, William J. Donovan, ''was forced to build his organization from scratch, with little time for tight security checks.'' So he hired people ''whose loyalty was unquestionable: close friends, business clients, club members, professors from elite colleges, linguists, established writers. This nucleus of early spies-to-be was generally drawn from the upper social strata. They in turn recruited friends of similar backgrounds, and thus the elitist tone of O.S.S. was established.''. 

First edition, first printing, fine condition, in a dust jacket in archival acetate cover. 1998.




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