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United States Office of Strategic Services

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Works: 1,329 works in 2,148 publications in 2 languages and 90,331 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Bibliography  Biography  Personal narratives  Catalogs  Microform catalogs  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Guidebooks  Maps 
Roles: Editor, Lithographer, Cartographer, Other
Classifications: DD247.H5, 943.0860924
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The mind of Adolf Hitler; the secret wartime report by Walter C Langer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reproduces the secret report on Hitler's psychological state written in 1943 for the Office of Strategic Services
Assessment of men; selection of personnel for the Office of Strategic Services by United States ( Book )
29 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume is the account of how a number of psychologists and psychiatrists attempted to assess the merits of men and women recruited for the Office of Strategic Services. The undertaking is reported because it represents the first attempt in America to design and carry out selection procedures in conformity with so-called organismic (Gestalt) principles. As a novel experiment it might interest a wide range of readers, but more specifically we hope it will invite the attention of those who are concerned with the problem of predicting human behavior, especially if they are engaged in practicing and developing clinical psychology and psychiatry and in improving present methods of diagnosis, assessment, and selection. All told, 5,391 recruits were studied intensively over a three-day period at one station or over a one-day period at another. These were the two areas in the United States where the bulk of assessment was done. Of these the performances of 1,187 who went overseas were described and rated by their superior officers and associates in the theater. Some standard procedures, elementalistic in design, were included in our program, because the best of these instruments are especially efficient in picking out disqualifying defects of function and so in eliminating men who arc definitely inferior. Organismic methods, on the other hand, are to be recommended in addition whenever it is necessary to discriminate unusual talent, to measure ability in the range running from low average to high superior. The plan described in this book was devised to fit the special needs of the Office of Strategic Services, but it would not take much ingenuity to modify some of the techniques and to invent others of the same type to meet the requirements of other institutions. These methods were first used on a large scale by Simoneit, as described in Wehrpsychologie, and the German military psychologists, and after them by the British"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Simple sabotage field manual (declassified) by Office of Strategic Services ( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it
Nuremberg les Nazis face à leurs crimes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nuremberg, November 20, 1945--The trials of Nazi war criminals begins in a city still in ruins, barely six months after the Germans' surrender. The United States, France, Great Britain and the USSR unite to deliver exemplary justice in response to crimes against peace and, for the first time in history, to "crimes against humanity". On the accused bench sit 21 of the highest Nazi dignitaries, including Hermann Göring, Rudolph Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Wilhelm Keitel. They all plead not guilty, although the "atrocities" committed are tremendous. As evidence, films of the liberation of the concentration camps would be screened, an unprecedented move, during the proceedings. Evidence is presented, confrontations arise, testimonies of executioners and victims are heard. After 10 months of hearings, the verdict is rendered: 12 defendants sentenced to death penalties, including one in absentia, seven sentenced to prison and three acquitted. Thus ends the trial that paved the way for the creation of international tribunals."--Container
Becoming John Ford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becoming John Ford takes a look at the enduring impression Ford made on film and filmmaking. Focuses primarily on his years at Fox, his relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck, and the effect the second World War had on both men & their filmmaking
Postwar Europe by United States ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China and India by Paul Kesaris ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond barbed wire untold stories of American courage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond barbed wire recounts the personal sacrifices and stories of heroism displayed by the Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service who fought for the United States during World War II while their families were held in internment camps
The Soviet Union by United States ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle East by Paul Kesaris ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of world maps for the study of geography in the army specialized training program by United States ( )
2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan and its occupied territories during World War II by United States ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa, 1941-1961 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Covers a key two-decade period of anti-colonialism, at the close of which nearly a dozen African nations achieved independence. Developments in Rhodesia and South Africa foreshadowed later events and conditions in those countries. These reports are for the most part detailed historical and political monographs, written to inform U.S. and Allied leaders of past, and present conditions and future prospects in Africa. The OSS/State Department reports were written by highly respected academics and other researchers; writers in the series included Herbert Marcuse, Norman O. Brown, John King Fairbank, and Cora DuBois. Representative of the reports are the following titles: 'Political Parties and Personalities in Tunisia' (1950); 'Survey of Tanganyika' (1943); 'The Capacity of Eritrea for Independence' (1950); 'Trans-African Overland Routes: Ports, Railroads, Rivers and Lakes, Roads' (1942)"--The Library of Congress Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, online version
Postwar Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia by Paul Kesaris ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Germany and its occupied territories during World War II ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Far East generally 1950-1961 supplement by United States ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe, 1950-1961 supplement ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle East 1950-1961 supplement by Paul Kesaris ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pocket guide to New Guinea and the Solomons by United States ( Book )
4 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin America, 1941-1961 by United States ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity United States. Department of State. Interim Research and Intelligence Service

controlled identity United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff

controlled identity United States. Office of Coordinator of Information

controlled identity United States. War Department. Strategic Services Unit

États-Unis. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Strategic Services
Etats-Unis Militäradministration
O.S.S.
Office of Strategic Services
Office of strategic services (États-Unis)
OSS
United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Strategic Services
United States. Senryakukyoku
United States. Strategic Services, Office of
Languages
English (359)
French (2)
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