Wild Bill Donovan by Douglas Waller

I picked up Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created The OSS And Modern American Espionage by Douglas Waller (2011, Simon & Schuster) a while ago, and it was a fascinating read!


This was such a great book, and definitely something I’ll want to read again a few years down the road. Bill Donovan was a flawed but fascinating character and seemed so much larger than life, it almost seemed like a work of fiction. Incredible that this stuff actually happened. It was also so neat to look back and learn the origins of American espionage as the subtitle says, and how it shaped into the CIA and more of today.

Really great book.