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Disciples - The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan-logo

Disciples - The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan

Douglas Waller

The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the "Family Jewels" report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-and Ronald Reagan's presidency-from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan.

The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the "Family Jewels" report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-and Ronald Reagan's presidency-from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan.
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The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the "Family Jewels" report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-and Ronald Reagan's presidency-from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

16h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:15:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

56:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

50:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

40:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

56:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:12:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:49